Big Push to NFR Signalling & Telecom Infrastructure During 2018-19

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The Signal & Telecommunication department of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has successfully added a number of new signalling and telecommunication infrastructures during the 2018-19 financial year thereby helping to improve operational efficiency. A total of 242 km of Optical Fibre Cables (OFC), which forms the backbone of all railway communications, has been laid and commissioned during the year. OFC are more reliable, efficient and durable cables suitable for both data and voice network. The OFC network of railways is also used for internet and data traffic.

In case of Quad Cables, NFR has surpassed the target for the year by almost 100%. Against a target of adding 154 km of Quad Cables during the year, NFR has added 307 km of these cables in 2018-19. Quad Cables are high-quality insulated cables capable of carrying 1100 volts of Alternating Current (AC) and 1500 volts of Direct Current (DC). The Quad Cables are used for connecting signalling equipments and over the years use of these cables have reduced incidents of signal failures.

NFR is in mission mode for installing CCTV cameras to ensure better safety and security for passengers and accordingly eight (08) stations and 23 Level Crossing gates have been provided with CCTV cameras during the last financial year. CCTV cameras have also been installed in 11 railway hospitals during the year.

Indian Railways’ Computerised Reservation System (PRS) counters helps passengers buy tickets o­n any train running in any part of the country from anywhere in India. These counters are networked with mainframe computers through data lines which enables people in fur-flung areas (even where railway line does not exist) to buy tickets. Establishing such PRS centres and keeping them connected in the responsibility of the Signal & Telecommunication department and during last financial year NFR has added 12 such centres.

The department has also introduced LED Display Boards for indicating Train Arrival & Departure at nine (09) stations during the year. More stations will be provided with such indication boards which are better than the conventional boards due to their enhanced visibility from a distance. In addition to these, 18 stations of NFR have been provided with digital displays which are used as Digital Museum displaying railway heritage to make the citizens aware of the great legacy of Indian Railways.


Source: Northeast Frontier Railway


General Manager SCR Inspects Secunderabad-Kurnool City Section of Hyderabad Division

Date : May 8, 2019

Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, South Central Railway undertook Inspection to review safety aspect of the section and developmental works in the various stations of Secunderabad-Kurnool City Section of Hyderabad Division on 7th May, 2019. He was accompanied by Shri N. Sita Ram Prasad, Divisional Railway Manager, Hyderabad Division throughout the inspection.

Shri Gajanan Mallya commenced the inspection through window trailing from Secunderabad. He inspected Foot Over Bridge, checked Passenger Amenities, newly constructed station building by Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) at Umdanagar Railway Station.

The General Manager inspected Timmapur Railway Station, Station Manager’s office and circulating area. He discussed with RVNL officials about the progress of the o­ngoing doubling works in the section in detail. At Shadnagar and Balanagar Railway Stations, the General Manager inspected station building and station premises along with booking office. At Jadcherala the General Manager discussed o­n the issue of provision of Road Over Bridge or Road Under Bridge at Traffic Level Crossing Gate which is a long pending demand. He visited station concourse area, checked passenger amenities and interacted with passengers.

At Mahbubnagar, the General Manager interacted with Media Persons and briefed them o­n various rail developmental plans in the region. Later, he inspected station premises and passenger amenities available and discussed o­n station developmental plans with officials. He inspected Gadwal Railway Station and reviewed the passenger amenities available. General Manager also inspected Coach Midlife Rehabilitation Workshop premises, Kurnool and held a detailed review o­n setting up of workshop with officials.Later, he inspected Kurnool City Railway Station.

Senior Officials from Rail Vikas Nigam Limited and Railway Officials were present during the day long inspection.


Source: South Central Railway


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