In a major infrastructure upgrade, an over 3-km long railway bridge with 3 lines has been commissioned on the Grand Chord route connecting Dhanbad in Jharkhand to Uttar Pradesh’s Mughalsarai (Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction).
The bridge has come up on river Son. The line will also be equipped with advanced signaling features.
Railway Bridge With 3 Lines
With all the three lines becoming functional, Indian Railways will complete a big infrastructure upgradation project, reported the Financial Express.
The third railway line was commissioned on 24 January.
Earlier, the route relay interlocking work at Dehri on Son and Son Nagar railway station of Mughalsarai division had also been commissioned under the jurisdiction of East Central Railway zone.
The Indian Railways expects that this project would increase the throughput of coal trains by 20-25% through supplying coal to power plants and meeting the growing demand of electricity for the economy.
The department also stated that the team of the East Central Railway zone had worked round the clock for 4 months in order to achieve this dream.
Computerised Signaling Systems
In reply to a query in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain had said that the computerised or microprocessor-based signaling systems were being used extensively on the Indian Railways network.
These signaling systems include electronic interlocking with centralized operation of points and signals, Automatic Train Protection (ATP) system based on European Train Control System (ETCS) technology, Train Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), train detection device, Centralized Traffic Control (CTC) with electronic interlocking, automatic signaling system and Train Management System (TMS).
Additionally, a Global Positioning System (GPS) based fog PASS device has been developed which can be used during poor visibility conditions in foggy weather.
The GPS device displays the name and the distance of approaching signals as well as other critical landmarks such as unmanned level crossings in advance.