The division serves three states viz. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharastra. It has 1311.06 route Kilometers of track out of which 1005.63 Kms are in AP, 180.16 Kms. in Maharastra and 125.27Kms in Karnataka. Out of 1311.06 route kilometers 960.19 Kms of track is electrified.
There are in all 150 stations out of which 118 stations are situated in Andhra Pradesh, 22 stations in Maharastra and 10 in Karnataka.
SNF-MLY ( Bye pass )
MAGH-GDCR,PDPL- KRMR- LPJL , MTMI-JPTN& KRA-SYI
Level Crossing Gates: Bridges:
Age Profile and Type of Bridges:
PLINTH AREA (Sq.m)
Targets for 2011-12:
Description of Item
Track Renewal in CTR units
Rail Renewal Primary
Sleeper Renewal Primary
Total Turnout Renewal
Ballast Supply – Procurement
Cancellation/Relaxation of PSRs
Rebuilding of Bridges
Manning of U/M level crossings
Tree Plantation (in 000)
1.FIRST DIVISION TO IMPLEMENT PAPERLESS E-WORKING THROUGH TRACK MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (TMS):
Track Management System (TMS) has been implemented in Secunderbad Division has been inaugurated by the CRB on 22.7.2010 and track maintenance activity is completely switched over to paperless e-working through TMS.Secunderabad division is the First division in South Central Railway and second such division on Indian Railways to implement the TMS.All the registers are withdrawn from the field and all the inspections and maintenance activities are made on line at real time basis.
The main objective of TMS is to provide the complete track data on a website so that the accessibility is easier and updating on real time basis becomes a reality. Timely management decisions for asset replacement such as PWP proposals etc. can be taken through this.Another objective of TMS is elimination of large number of registers presently available with PWIs/ADENs.The data has to be entered on real time basis at the field itself duly comparing with the previous records if any and important safety related decisions will be generated by TMS.
Secunderabad division is one of the five pilot divisions selected by Board for implementation of TMS.This is the largest division among the five pilot divisions for implementation of TMS and second such division for implementation of TMS on Indian Railway.As directed by Board and approved by CCRSall the registers have been withdrawn from the field staff.With the implementation of TMS, Secunderabad division has been switched over to e-working completely from 22.7.2010.
2.STRENGTHENING OF ALL SPECIAL LAYOUTS:
WITH PSC SLEEPERS
First time on Indian Railway in KZJ yard, all the wooden sleepers in one 1 in 6 scissors cross over have been replaced with PSC sleepers utilizing the PSC sleepers of fan shaped layouts of 1 in 8 ½, 1 in 12 and also SEJ sleepers at suitable locations.Similarly for the first time on SC Railway all the wooden sleepers in 1 in 4 ¼ diamond crossing have also been replaced with PSC sleepers of fan shaped layouts.Further three diamond crossings of 1 in 4 ¼ in KZJ have been replaced with PSC sleepers utilizing the PSC sleepers of Fan shaped layout of 1 in 8 ½, 1 in 12 and also SEJ sleepers at suitable locations. Thus the safety in major yards is enhanced.
3. Correction of X-Over Lengths for improving Running on PTS & XINGS:
Inadequate length of cross-overs for a total of 22 points at stations viz., RGPM, RGP, ZN, GNP, OPL, HSJ, ZB, JOA, MTV and NSKL has been corrected by shifting points and crossing with the help of T-28 cranes and thus the kinks at CMS crossings on main line since a long time have been eliminated.This has improved the riding quality over points and crossings at these stations.
4. Permanent Closure of Level Crossing Gates
- By construction of Sub ways
During the year 2010-11 a total of 11 Subways have been constructed as against the targeted 11 subways for elimination of Level crossing gates. LCs at these locations have been closed permanently duly obtaining the consent of Local government authorities.
By Diversion: During the year 2010-11 all the 9 Unmanned LCs targeted have been closed by providing road diversion connecting to the nearest manned LC/RUB/ROB. LCs at these locations have been closed permanently duly obtaining the consent of Local government authorities. Manning of Unmanned LCs:All the Six unmanned “C” class level crossing gates targeted for manning during the year 2010-11 have been manned and achieved the target within the shortest period.All these gates have been provided with
- Gate Lodges with modern toilet facilities.
- Automatic boom locking arrangement.
- Emergency sliding booms in place of safety chains.
- Retro reflective road warning boards.
- Modern LC gate equipment like LED based tricolor torch lights.
- Roads have been widened.
- Standard Height Gauges have been provided.
- All these Level Crossing gates are also provided with beautiful gardens.
- LC No. 15 on SC-WD section has been provided with Fiber reinforced pre-cast blocks for road surface.
Gatemen posts released due to closure of manned LC gates due to provision of Limited Height sub-ways have been utilized at these manned Gates. INNOVATIONS
Elemination of SKV weld joints by fabrication of in-situglued joints on cess as a part of TRR(P) work with 10/20 rail panels:
On BPQ-KZJ trunk route of Secunderabad division, on down line, between MCI-MMZ-PPZ stations, under SSE/PWay/MCI & PDPL sections, 110 numbers in situ 60 kg Glued joints have been inserted in track as a part of Through Rail Renewal with 20 RP rails.
Improved Rail Dollies:
Keeping the difficulties being faced during the usage of rail dollies, a new system of rail dolly has been developed by the division which does all the operations of the conventional rail dolly without effecting the running of trains.With the help of the improvised rail dolly, even the 20 Rail Panel can be shifted to the required location without much difficulty.The clamps in the improvised rail dolly are provided with rollers.With the help of screw pulley available, initially the clamps are lowered to hold the rail.Again with the same pulley, the rail panel is lifted to the required and the panel can be pushed or pulled over the rollers without the movement of the rail dolly.This improvised rail dolly can be used either over the sleepers of the running track duly protecting the line or on the cess without any infringement to the running trains.This has additional facility for easy and controlled lateral and vertical movements of 20 RP rails which is otherwise not possible.
Improved Road surface without check rails using fibre reinforced pre-cast RCC blocks at Level Crossing gates: In order to meet the above challenge, the division has taken initiative under the guidance of PCE/SC and has developed pre cast RCC slabs with M40 grade concrete using FRP moulds which are much larger in size and few in numbers, easy to handle and esthetically good looking which can be fixed and removed very easily during maintenance operations without hassles of check rails. The most important feature of this innovation is not having the need of check rails and there by no holes are required to be drilled in the running rails. Thus avoiding possible Rail Breakages at later date. Such precast RCC slabs have been provided at LC No.22 on WD-SC section and LC No.17 on VKB-PRLI section on trial basis.The performance has been found quite satisfactory. GM/SCR, PCE, ED/RB and CTE have personally inspected the LC No.22 and advised to provide at more level crossing gates. The standard drawing has been recently approved by Railway Board and circulated to all zonal Railways for adoption at all the Level Crossing gates. Fibre Reinforced pre-cast RCC blocks at LC No.22 - First time on Indian Railways:
So far, a total of ten Level Crossing gates LC No. 12 at kM 67/11-12, LC No. 15 at km 74/0-1, LC No. 16 at kM 78/9-10, LC No. 18 at km 102/8-9, LC No. 21 at kM 142/10-11 and LC No. 22 at kM 147/12-13 and others two gates on SC-WD section and one LC No. 117 at kM 251/10-11 on VKB-PRLI section, LC No.60 on KZJ-BPQ section have been provided with these fibre reinforced RCC Block to improve road surface in the division.Out of these LCs, these blocks were laid at LC No. 21 and 22 about two years back where the blocks removed and refixed after over-hauling and also during machine tamping and it is observed that the performance of these blocks is very good.
Provision of emergency sliding boom arrangement at LC: Emergency sliding boom arrangement has been provided at LC No. 45. With boom locking arrangements. This will act as emergency gate boom when damage takes place to L.C gate boom. This arrangement is sturdy and replaces conventional arrangement of emergency chain, which has drawbacks such as formation of catinary shape, looseness and less reliability.The performance of thissliding boom is found quite satisfactory and the same arrangement is being plannedfor other level crossing gates. Provision of Automatic Banner Flags with Retro-Reflective Sheet: The division has put in sincere efforts for development of interlocked banner flag which will be operated automatically by existing rope drive of lifting barrier. The banner flag comes across the track as and when lifting barrier is opened to road traffic. Due to this automation, the manual dependence for ensuring safety is eliminated. Even during the night, no need of providing any Hand Signal lamp since Retro-Reflective sheet is provided to the banner flag.
So far 50 Nos of non-interlocked gates have been provided with this kind of automation banner flags (30 Nos on KZJ-BPQ, 10 on SC-KZJ, 5 Nos on KZJ-KI and 5 Nos on SC-WD sections).
Gauge face lubrication of curves made easy by mono-rail lubricator:
A mono-rail curve lubricator has been developed by the division under the guidance of PCE. The equipment can be handled by a single trackman without any strain on waist. Since the equipment is mounted over mono rail trolley, can be easily removed off the track, thus ensure safety. The lubricator weighs 13 kgs in empty condition and 18 kgs including the weight of can contain grease. With the introduction of this lubricator, the operator can apply grease without bending on to rails for application of grease. Application of grease is uniform and wastage is also reduced as the grease will spread only on gauge face side and controls falling of grease on head of rail. This will also increase the productivity in a day. With the help of this equipment, one man can do lubrication of curve for a length of 1300m in one filling of grease in the equipment tank ( 5.0 kg of grease) in 2 hours without getting strain on waist and can do upto 3900m in single day whereas one man can do lubrication manually upto 400m per day. The approximate cost of the lubricator is Rs. 5000/- per unit.
Source : South Central Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 01-07-2013