Shri Vinay Kumar Tripathi, General Manager, NCR & NER reviews progress of 160 kmph speed raising works on New Delhi-Howrah and New Delhi-Mumbai trunk routes

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General Manager NCR (North Central Railway) and NER (North Eastern Railway) Shri Vinay Kumar Tripathi hold a detailed review meeting to monitor progress of important work for 160 Kmph speed raising on New Delhi-Howrah and New Delhi-Mumbai trunk routes falling on NCR. 

  • In this meeting conducted through video conference AGM NCR, concerned PHODs, DRMs from Prayagraj and Agra and other officials from HQ and Divisions participated. 
  • PHODs from Electrical, Engineering, S&T and Mechanical branches presented detailed planning of work for speed raising along with a timeline for execution of different activities. 
  • Important works required in existing routes to make it fit for 160 KMPH operation includes:
    • Modification in OHE and power supply arrangement. 
    • Strengthening of track structure especially in point and crossing zones. 
    • Improved ballast cushion. 
    • Construction of boundary wall.
    • Provision of improved signaling including Train Collision Avoidance System (TCAS).
    • Provision of way side rolling stock monitoring systems like HAHW, WILD, OMRS 
  • New Delhi-Howrah route between Ghaziabad-Pt. Deen Dayal Updhyay Jn. on Prayagraj division and New Delhi-Mumbai route between Palwal-Mathura on Agra division are being upgraded with estimated expenditure of Rs 2437.30 Crores and Rs. 393.51 Crores respectively. 
  • Besides adding speed and comfort to train journeys these works will also help in large scale employment generation in Uttar Pradesh with input of approximately Rs 2830 Crores over next 02 years. 
  • Reviewing progress of the work, GM Shri V K Tripathi stressed that each and every activity related to execution of this important work must be planned in detail and well documented. 
  • He also instructed for comprehensive and coordinated effort by all executing agencies for optimum utilization of traffic blocks for maximum work output with least effect on train operations. 
  • Shri Tripathi further directed officials to flag all issues requiring assistance from Railway Board, RDSO etc. so as this important work is completed within the specified target in FY 2022-23. 
  • Later General Manager also reviewed position of safety, punctuality, freight loading and mobility improvement works over North Central Railway. 
  • Shri Tripathi stressed that stipulated field inspections by HQ and Divisional officials must be conducted without any exception. 
  • GM also reviewed punctuality and freight loading performance of North Central Railway. 
  • He emphasized on proper analysis of each equipment failure case to sustain as well as to further improve upon punctuality performance of North Central Railway.
  • Reviewing critical works related to mobility improvement, Shri Tripathi remarked that each important work be assigned specific milestones and progress of each milestone be monitored for timely completion of these critical infrastructure works. 
  • General Manager asked executing agencies to expedite works related to construction of longer loop lines, automatic signaling in Prayagraj-Kanpur section and works for speed raising in Chunar-Chopan section. 

Source: North Central Railway-Press Release | Image Credit (representational): North Central Railway

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