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The efficient upkeep of Signal and Telecommunication assets is the responsibility of the Signal and Telecommunication Department of the Secunderabad division in South Central Railway.

Secunderabad division is having 127 number of block stations with more than one lac number of Signaling assets such as Block instruments, Signal Units, Point machines, Track Circuits, Axle Counters ,IBs and IPS etc. These vital Signaling systems are essential and come under safety category for safe running of Trains.

Telecommunications plays important role in the division and is associated with Safety Communication, Operational Communication, Administrative Communication system and Passenger Amenities in the station. The passenger amenities provided in the stations are Platform Clocks (Analog and Digital), Public Address System (Manual and Microprocessor based), Train Information Boards, Coach Guidance display boards, At a glance coach guidance display boards and Divisional Train Enquiry system with Touch Screens gives various types of information to the passengers. In the security front line, IP based surveillance system plays key role. In addition to these, various data networks like PRS (Passenger Reservation System), UTS(Unreserved Ticketing System)and FOIS (Freight Operations Information System) are being maintained by this division.


Sr DSTE. Senior Divisional Signal and Telecommunication Engineer is in charge of the Signaling and Telecommunication Branch of this division. He is responsible to the Divisional Railway Manager for the maintenance as well as the correct functioning of the installations under his charge.

He is under the technical control of the Chief Signal and Telecommunication Engineer to whom he is responsible for a technical matters. He will be assisted by a team of officers in different grades.

Major Activities:

  1. At Hyderabad PRS, “Electronic Token System for PRS reservation counters” has been providedto facilitate the passengers for easy and comfortable reservation ticket booking.


   2.At Mehbubabad station,true color LED basedAt a glance Coach guidance Display boards/ Train Information boards andCoach guidance display boards have been commissioned on platform number 1 & 2 to guide passengers for easy identification of arrival and departure of Trains, Platform number & Coach position. The operating console unit has been handed over to commercial department for day to day operation.


     3. At Tandur station, 3 Numbers of 300 mm , 24 hours format LED based GPS digital platform clocks have been provided to facilitate the passengers to know exact time.

   4.  3 Nos of WLL exchanges of SIEMENS make have been commissioned at the Secunderabad, Kazipet and Bellampalli ARTs to facilitate better wireless communication at the unusual/accident site.


    5. At 8 stations viz. Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Kazipet, Warangal, Khammam, Peddapalli, Bellampalli, Sirpur Khaghaznagar and Ramagundam, Face to Face enquiry system have been enquiry counter for better communication between passengers and enquiry clerk.

6. At Bellampalli Goods cabin, Solid State Interlocking(Microlok-2) has been commissioned in place of worn out and overaged lever frame duly providing Motorised points, Track circuiting of entire yard, IPS and Datalogger by Dy.CSTE/P/SC for improving safety in train operation.


7.At Papatpalli, old and overaged panel has been replaced and Relay room to Panel new cables have been provided for improving reliability of signalling system.

8 .Bidar post office, PRS has been commissioned on BSNL channel betweenBidar station and Bidar post office.

9. At Tandur station, 47 nos of LED based Coach indication boards on platform no: 1 & 2, have been commissioned on , to guide the passengers for theposition of coaches.

10. OFC in Vikarabad – Parli section (245 Km) is Lit by M/s Rail Tel corporation ofIndia Limited. The control circuits are transferred into OFC system at Kohir, Mattlakunta, Bhalki, Her & Ghatnandur stations. Railway auto telephones are provided at these stations {Kohir (81067), Mattlakunta (81006), Bhalki (81070),Her(81002) and Ghatnandur (81071) stations}.

11. BSNL telephone no: 27829999 with 4 line hunting and NTES terminal is provided
at centralized enquiry system in Sanchalan Bhavan .

12. New BSNL Telephone No: 08728 – 222031 is provided in enquiry counter
at Peddapalli station.

13. - WLL phone No. 08482-208020 has been provided at newly opened Khanapur station between Bidar and Halburga in Vikarabad – Parli section as standby communication.

14. At Kazipet, a coordination meeting has been conducted by DSTE/KZJ with AIRTEL officialsto draw action plan on improving AIRTEL signal strength along the Railway track

15.   At 11 stations viz. Bellampalli, Kesamudram, Bonakalu, Yelgur, Jammikunta, Ghatkesar, Lalaguda, Hafizpet, Mantatti, Vikarabad and Kohir, directed maintenance has been carried out to attend the maintenance deficiencies thereby improving reliability of signaling system.

16. At 8 stations viz. Whirgaon -02 , Manikgarh-02, Bellampalli-4, Ramagundam-09, Dornakal- 2 , Kazipet/RRI -01,Kazipet ‘E’ & ‘F’ cabin- 04, Jammikunta-01 and Ghatkesar- 02 Nos,27 Nos ofworn out tongue rails have been replaced to improve the safety.

17. At 5 stations viz. Khammam, Kazipet, Waragal, Ramagundam and Manchiriyal, Train Indication and Coach GuidanceDisplay board system operating console have been shifted from Dy.SS room to booking office for operation of these systems by commercial staff. This work is long pending and the TIB/CIB are inoperative at the above stations for last 6 months. This work has been completed departmentally by mobilizing the staff and material from other sections.

18. At 3 stations viz. Nekonda, Kesamudram and Garla, 8 port routers have been provided in place of existing 4 port routers for UTS/PRS networks to upgrade network reliability and to enable to connect more number of route diversity channels in future

19. At 10 stationsviz.Vikarabad, Tandur,Bidar, Parli, Bonghir, Warangal,Ramagundam, Manchiriyal, Bhadrachalam and Khammam, Train Number and Coach Numberdisplay duration timing on Coach Indication Boards have been changed to 8 & 12 sec respectively to facilitate easy identifacion of the coach number to the passengers.

20..At Sirpur Kaghaznagar station, Thin client has been provided for UTS network to facilitate for continuousworking of UTS counters in case of data channels link failure.

21. At Darur station, LC No 16 has been closed in view of RUB provision thereby saving in manpower has been achieved.

22. At LC gate no 40 between Bidar and Hulbarga stations, PA system and LCDprojector have been provided for safety awareness programme for LC gateusers.

23.At Parli station, Operating Console unit of Train Information Boards and Coach guidance display boards has been shifted to booking office.

24. At 10 stations, viz. Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Kazipet, Warangal, Khammam, Ramagundam, Manchiryal, Sirpur Kaghaznagar, Vikarabad and Tandur, telephones of BSNL and Railwayhave been provided in Help line Counters in view of the rail roko agitation by telangana joint action committee in telangana regionon 14-07-2011.

25.At Parli station, Face to Face enquiry system has been provided in enquiry counter for better communication between passengers and enquiry clerk .

26. At Lingampalli station, PA system console rack replaced and rewiring done to improve the reliability in train announcement system .

27.At Lingampalli station, 6 numbers of 30W horn speakers have been provided in the existing PA system network on Platform no: 1,2 & 3 to improve the audio quality in PA announcements to the passengers.

28. At Begumpet station, 3KVA stabilizer has been connected for Train Information Boards and Coach guidance display boards available in Platform no: 1&2 to avoid the failure of these display boards in case of AC voltage fluctuations.

29.Thin client has been provided for UTS network at Kesamudram, Nekkonda & Mahabubabad station

30. At 12 stations, viz. Sadasivapet, Marapalli, Zahirabad, Bidar, Khanapur, Halburga, Khalgapur, Kamlanagar, Udgir, Latur Road, Janwal & Pangaon, data logger have been connected on existing 6 quad cable and made through into OFC net work to integrate with the existing data logger network. With this, 17 out of 19 stations in Vikarabad – Parli section (except Chakur & Pangaon) have been connected in network to monitor at Secunderabad.

31. At 4 stations, viz. Rajura, Pandarpawani, Marathwada cement works & Ghatchandur in Manikgarh – Ghatchandur section data logger have been connected on existing 6 quad cable and made through into OFC net work to integrate with the network to monitor at Secunderabad.

32. At Kazipet new goods cabin, data logger has been commissioned and connected in network to monitor at Secunderabad.

33. At Ghatkesar Station, T- port network connectivity on OFC has been provided on SCS data logger to speed up the posting of the data.


  1. A rexin cover was provided over a signal unit to cover top and back side of unit toavoid rain water entry into signal units which may damage current regulator. This is provided for down main starter signal at Madhira on 05.04.11.

  2. 40 lakhs number of bulk SMS messages for improving the awareness of the road users has been sent to public in view of “International level crossing awarness day

  3. 17 lakhs number of bulk SMS messages for improving the safety awareness of the road users have been sent to public in view of “Level crossing awarness ” from 26.07.11 to 24.08.11.

Highlights / Events of the Current Month

Commissioning  of new CCIP by eliminating exsisting lever frames:

At Jaggayapeta town, new control cum indication panel (CCIP) has been commissioned in place of rod operated points with key locked points on 18.06.13 to improve reliability and safety of Signaling system.

SPAD alert system:

Two trails have been conducted on Shankarpalli-Nagulpalli and Moula-ali-Charlapalli sections to improve safety.

At 04 LC gates/IBs, viz., LC BP 8, LC BP 9, LC BP 10(Moula ali- Sanath nagar) and Raghapuram-Peddapalli IB hut, a new Amara raja make Inverter has been provided to avoid the non blanking of the signals. 

LC No 125 (UP & DN), ‘C’ class LC gate at Km no.534/5-7 between Madhira-Tondalagopavaram has been closed in lieu of Road over bridge work there by saving in manpower has been achieved and safety to road users.

Provision of LED ECRS:

At 05 stations/cabins/LCs, viz., Sirpur town-1, Manikgrah’B-1, Bellampalli-1, Ramagundam-2, Madhira-8, Madhira-Tondalagopavaram DN IB-2, LC 126-2, Nekkonda-2, Hasanparti’B-5, Moula-ali gate cabin-1, Ammuguda-1, Charlapalli-2, Secunderabad RRI-61, Hussain sagar jn-2, Bidhar-2, total 96 no.s new shunt signals have been provided with LED signal units and 11 no.s of shunt signal groups have been provided with LED ECRS in relay room  of SC RRI to improve the visibility of signals.

Safety & staff welfare Counseling:

Safety and staff welfare counselings have been conducted at sanchalan bhavan, secunderabad for three days (i.e., 22.06.13, 24.06.13&26.06.13). During the safety counselling Sr.DSTE/Co-ord/SC personally conducted interactive sessions with various categories of staff to discuss the staff grieviences, welfare issues and working conditions on a common platform, Total 67 no.s of staff benefited with this counseling.

Road Safety Works:

  • LC No 113 at Km 505/28-30, “A class” LC gate between Chinthakani-Bonakalu has been interlocked by S&T /Projects staff on 19.06.13 to improve safety.  
  • LC No 125 (UP & DN), ‘C’ class LC gate at Km no.534/5-7 between Madhira-Tondalagopavaram has been closed in lieu of Road over bridge work there by saving in manpower has been achieved and safety to road users.
  • LC 104, “Special class” LC gate at Km no. 484/32-34 between Khammam-Pandillapalli, the operations have been shifted to newly constructed gate lodge to improve visibility on 19.06.13.



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