Illuminating the Path of Development
The Electrical Branch of Guntur Division has been playing a crucial role in the progress and development of the division especially in the areas of passenger comfort and amenities.The major assets that are to be paid attention include 57 nos. of electrified block stations, 13 halt stations, over 140 electrified LC gates, 28 major Diesel generator sets, 90 pumping installations, 125 AC plants, 147 passenger coaches for Train lighting and 6 AC coaches over 160 service buildings, 1373 staff quarters, 126 TKM of OHE and four 25 KV AC switching stations.
The main emphasis is laid on the system improvement and utilisation of energy saving devices in all areas of its functioning with the ultimate goal of ensuring uninterrupted and quality power supply to the rail user and to the railway persons & their families.
Passenger Lift at Guntur station Night view of Guntur station
5Nos. of high capacity rugged and modular chilled drinking water system of 1200 LPH capacity provided at Guntur, Nadikudi, Nalgonda and Nandyal as a passenger amenity.
For ensuring uninterrupted power supply to the GNT Railway station, 250 KVA DG set along with acoustic enclosure and AMF panel has been commissioned at Guntur.
Zero failure of OHE was achieved during the last three years.
Four sided Glow sign board in trilingual indicating the directions of Passenger amenities provided on PF.1at Guntur station.
Provision of Trilingual LED station name boards, at GNT Railway Station building - the first of its kind in South Central Railway.
Energy Conservation Measures
Energy saved is more than energy produced. This has been the guiding principle for the department, in the overall working and in installation and renewal of all major electrical equipments. The major initiatives in this direction include:
·Provided Energy efficient lighting systems like LEDs, T5 tube lights & CFLs at most of the stations and service buildings of the division.
·Non-conventional solar water heating equipments are provided at running rooms of Guntur, Nallapadu & Nandyal.
·Timer switches for platform lighting circuits for effective utilization of 70% and 30% lighting, water pumps, street lights and high mast lighting systems.
·Power consuming conventional fan regulators replaced departmentally with electronic fan regulators in staff quarters and service buildings.
Provided occupational sensors to minimise usage of energy in DRM office.
The load connected to Guntur Division has increased from 3812 KWH to 4763 KWH during the year. Even though the connected load increased drastically, due to successful several energy conservation measures initiated, the consumption is below the consumption of last year (6.8 MU to 6.7 MU )
Glow sign board LED Station Name Board
Guntur being a new Division, the manpower ratio has been comparatively very low than the average of IR and hence outsourcing has become inevitable in many areas.One of the major of achievements accomplished during this year is the successful introduction of outsourcing of maintenance of fans and lights (Train Lighting) in the coaches and operation of DG sets at eight locations.
Illuminated Platform of Guntur