North Central Railway
No. 11PR/05/2020Press ReleaseDate: 20.07.20
Infrastructure works for mobility improvement over North Central Railway
Un-deterred by Covid-19 situation, these critical works are targeted for completion in FY 2020-21
Mobility of trains on North Central Railways plays most critical role in overall punctuality and average speed of trains from North to East, west and South. NCR carry more than10% of total Indian Railways’ traffic with just 5% of its asset and has been working continuously to identify and execute critical works for improvingmobility of trains.
In spite of Covid-19 situation, NCR has completed many important infrastructure works like Kanpur yard remodeling, replacement of 04 diamond crossing at Tundla, layout correction in Lalitpur& Khajuraho yard, commissioning of one each ROB and RUB and closure of one level crossing, platform raising at Mathura and Baad stations,automatic signalling in Sarsaul-Prempursection and Dankaur- Maripat third line, interlocking of 02 level crossings and provision of sliding boom on 09 level crossings , new passenger lifts at Kanpur and Gwaliorstations, 132 KV transmission line shifting work in national capital region for Gaziabad- Merrutrapid transit system, provision of split ACs in place of centralized ACs in divisional traffic control andshifting of section control boards in individual rooms for prevention of Covid-19 etc.
Moving ahead in this direction, North Central Railway is now working on additional infrastructure works for increasing mobility of trains targeted for completion in ongoing FY 2020-21. Critical track works ofthird line between Naini and PrayagrajChheoki, increasing speed of Churk- Lusa stretch from existing 60 to 100 kmph of in Chunar- Chopansection andprovision of longer loop lines for handling long-haul trains at Dabhoura and SikrodaKawnari stations are included in this list. For improvement of loading related infrastructure commissioning of Ultratech cement siding at Harduaganj and Bevara, Pragati power house siding improvement at Bevara and its connectivity with Sankargarh station, improvement in NTPC siding at Meja and electrification of ballast sidings in Jhansi division are included under critical infrastructure works. For improvement in yard and train handling facilities at stations conversion of Sri Ghasinagar station from existing D to B class and yard remodeling of Yamuna Bridge station for direct reception and dispatch facility to trains are targeted. Important signalling works for mobility improvement are replacement of mechanical signalling with Electronic Interlocking at loco B-cabin Kanpur and A and B cabins of Juhi, upgradation of signalling system at Ranipur Road, Mau Ranipur&Rora stations in Jhansi -Banda section, commissioning of intermediate block signal (IBS) in Govindpuri -Bhimsen section and commissioning of automatic signalling in third line between Dankaur- Khurja in Gaziabad- Aligarh section.
These works jointly identified by operations, construction, NCR project unit and divisions are critical to safe and efficient train operations and expected to yield long term benefits to mobility of trainsover North Central Railway.