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Signal & Telecom


Signal & Telecommunications Department

1.Role

Signal &Telecommunication department plays a vital role in Safe and Punctual running of trains at maximum permissible speed and productive utilization of Track, Rolling Stock (Coaches & Wagons), Locomotives and Manpower deployed in train operation by making the Signalling and Control communication systems available 24x7. The department contributes towards the passengers’ security and satisfaction by providing Surveillance and Audio – Visual Passenger Information systems at stations. Detailed role in the field of Signalling and telecommunication is as under.

1.1 Signalling

vProvision and maintenance of Train Movement Control system at stations and between the stations for Safe & Punctual train running.

vOptimum utilization of line capacity

vManufacturing of specified signaling items in workshops

vIn house Training of staff and supervisors

1.2 Telecommunication

vProvision and maintenance of Passenger Information System (Train and Coach Information Boards and Public Address and Announcement systems).

vProvision and maintenance of Video Surveillance System at station, Ticket Counters and Reservation Counters to enable the Passengers’ Security in railway premises.

vProvision and Maintenance of Telecommunication infrastructure for:

ØVoice and Data communication among offices and work centers

ØDriver, Guard and Station Master wireless communication

ØAccident site communication through satellite

ØPassenger Reservation System (PRS)

ØUnreserved Ticketing System (UTS)

ØFreight Operation Information System (FOIS)

ØParcel Management System (PMS)

ØCrew Management System (CMS)

ØCoaching Operating Information System(COIS)

ØManagement Information System(MIS)

ØManagement of Railways Corporate Wide Information System (RAILNET)

ØFree internet through Wi-Fi at stations

  

1.3 Organisation:

vPrincipal Chief Signal & Telecommunication Engineer (PCSTE) is the head of the Signal and Telecommunication Department in the zonal railway for all matters in the department.                                                            .

vChief Signal Engineer (CSE) and Chief Communication Engineer (CCE) assist PCSTE on signalling and telecommunication policy matters.

vChief Signal & Telecommunication Engineer (Planning) assist PCSTE on signalling plans, design and drawings of signalling infrastructures.

vHe is further supported by Chief Signal and Telecommunication Engineer (Projects) and Chief Signal and Telecommunication Engineer (Construction) for execution of signalling and telecommunication works in the field.

vSenior Divisional Signal and Telecommunication Engineers (Sr. DSTEs) are the heads of the S&T department at divisional level

vDy. Chief Signal & Telecommunication Engineer (Dy. CSTEs) are the field unit heads for execution of S&T works.

1.4 System Overview:

At a Glance:

S. No.

Description

Population (Nos.)

(as on 31.01.2024)

A

Signalling

1

Total Block Stations

596

1.1

Panel Interlocking (PI)

324

1.2

Route Relay Interlocking (RRI)

04

1.3

Electronic Interlocking (EI)

266

1.4

Others

02

2

Total Block Sections

629

3

Automatic Block Signalling (ABS) in Block sections

22 block sections

3.1

AutomaticBlockSignalling (ABS) in length

137 Route Km

4

Block Sections with Intermediate Block Signaling (IBS)

140

5

Block Stations with Double Distant Signals

265

6

Block Sections with Block Proving Digital Axle Counters

573

7

Level Crossing Gates (Manned)

1205

7.1

Interlocked LC Gates

796

7.2

Non- Interlocked LC Gates

409

8

Stations with LED Signals

596

9

Stations with Integrated Power Supply (IPS) systems

594

9.1

Stations with Solar Panel based Power Supply systems

142

9.2

Level Crossing Gates with Solar Panel based Power Supply systems

136

10

Dataloggers

10.1

Stations with Dataloggers

594

10.2

Intermediate Block Signals with Dataloggers

140

10.3

Level Crossing Gates with Dataloggers

385

11