SPECIALS ARRANGEMENTS FOR FESTIVALS MONTHS 2015
South Eastern Railway announced that on 12.10.2015, SER introduced the 3rd PIT line with 26 coaches’ capacity and Electronic Interlocking System of Train Operation under the SER zone. PIT line with 26 coaches’ capacity at Padmapukur to enhance maintenance capacity at Padmapukur in addition to 2 existing PIT lines of 26 coaches each. Electronic Interlocking System of Train Operation at Shalimar to replace traditional Hand Lever Frame of Interlocking System of Train Operation.
Special Festival Arrangements
All these new systems are the special arrangements of South Eastern Railway to control the extra rush of passengers during the upcoming festivals.
PIT line with 26 coaches capacity is an effort to accommodate more number of extra special trains for maintenance. During the current festive season with the introduction of 139 pairs of Puja Special Trains demand for maintenance facilities has increased to a greater extent. To provide better, cleaner and improved passenger services, SER has been taking various infrastructural developmental works at Shalimar and Santragachi area. Commissioning of this 3rd PIT at Padmapukur is one of them.
Electronic Interlocking System of Train Operation at Shalimar to replace traditional Hand Lever Frame of Interlocking System of Train Operation. To make train movement improved, safer and speedier this new system is introduced. The introduction of this new electronic interlocking system will give a quantum leap in signalling movement from 25 to 91 signalling routes.This installation leads to centralized operations in place of earlier cabin system. Entire yard has been track circuited which enhanced safety.The new system is provided with VDU (Visual Display Unit) to make train operations more convenient and user friendly.