Regulations of train services for commissioning

Kolkata
14 Nov 2017

In order to commission the new electronic Interlocking system which will be the biggest Electronics Solid State signalling interlocking system in Asia, in Kharagpur yard replacing the existing facilities, a major re-modeling work spanning over 16 days from 4th to 19th Nov 2017 was undertaken. The successful execution of this important safety related work will enhance safety in train operations.
The execution includes replacement of old RR1 of 1980 which has passed its capacity to expand, installation of a failsafe, state of the art Interlocking system with both Panel and Visual Display Unit, elimination of three old lever operated cabins.
Also introduction of twin single line working between Kharagpur and Gokulpur, connectivity of 3rd line with Kharagpur yard and Jakpur towards Howrah and introduction of auto signalling system between Kharagpur & Jakpur would be executed. This will enhance the number of routes from 423 to 800 thereby increasing fluidity, sources said.
During the period, it will be essential to have traffic blocks in and around Kharagpur station during the entire period. In order to manage the traffic smoothly, the running of passenger carrying trains will have to be regulated, said Suchitto Kumar Das, Principal Chief Operations Manager. This would lead to some amount of disruption in traffic which would be of minor nature on some days and of major nature on other days, he said.
November 17: Cancellation of 23 Mail/Exp trains and 3 Special trains, 13 Passenger trains, 24 MEMU, 27 EMU services. Short termination of 5 Passenger, 4 MEMU, 12 EMU and short origination of 4 Passenger, 11 EMU services. Apart from the above, 10 Mail/Exp trains will be diverted via Hijli -Nimpura Through Yard.
November 18:  Cancellation of 22 Mail/Exp and 4 Special trains, 13 Passenger trains, 16 MEMU, 27 EMU services. Short termination of 1 Mail/Exp, 5 Passenger, 2 MEMU & 8 EMU services. Short origination of 1 Mail/Exp, 5 Passenger, 8 EMU services. Apart from the above, 11 Mail/Exp trains will be diverted via Hijli-Nimpura Through Yard.
November 19: Cancellation of 43 Mail/Exp, 13 Passenger, 13 MEMU, 1 Special & 40 EMU services. (EOIC)