In a bid to match pace with latest technological innovations, Indian Railway Project Management Unit (IRPMU), an arm of North Central Railway in association with the Construction and Open Line Units of the Railway, initiated a computer-based signalling system at Khurja junction, a city famous for pottery in Uttar Pradesh.
Key features of the project:
- After remodeling and re-signalling, yard will have 256 possible movements leading to immense flexibility.
- Signalling system in hot standby configuration has been used to provide redundancy to increase reliability.
- All operations are being done through VDU’s (Visual Display Unit) provided in SM room of Khurja station by click of a mouse leading to faster clearance of trains.
- Standing room of all lines increased to accommodate full train lengths including two lines for accommodating long haul trains of 118 wagons increasing freight moving capacity.
- Maintenance Terminal for easy localization of faults.
- Safer shunting operations through Shunt signals to improve safety.
- Centralised operation by one station Master instead of 2 cabin masters and one station master thereby saving manpower and resulting in faster clearance.
The re-signalling has been initiated as a part of the project of Modernization of Signalling and telecommunication System on Ghaziabad – Kanpur section. A substantial part of project’s outlay has been infused by German Development Bank.
- The project will have ultra-Modern Centralized Traffic Control (CTC) system which will enable controlling and giving command for all trains running in Ghaziabad to Kanpur from a central place.