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Station Code: PNK)PANK

Station Name: PNK)PANKI

Zone: NCR/North Central

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Train Frequency Weekly: 13

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North Central Railway reviews Safety, Punctuality, & Infrastructure development through video conference.

North Central Railway


Public Relations


No. 11PR/01/2020Press ReleaseDate: 14.01.2020

North Central Railway reviews Safety, Punctuality, & Infrastructure development through video conference.

On 14.01.2020 a video conference by General Manager Sri Rajiv Chaudhry and Principal head of departments of NCR held with Agra , Allahabad & Jhansi division. Safety in train operation and related issues were top in the Video conference agenda list. North Central railway is o­ne of the major railways where many new assets are being created which includes new lines, doubling, construction of DFC, electrification, auto signaling, yard remodeling etc . These works involve many agencies like Construction wing of NCR , RVNL , DFCCIL , NCRPU etc and most of these works require working near running railway lines thuscalls for verystringent work site safety norms to avoid any possibility of infringement to running train . Speaking o­n work site safety GM Sri Rajiv Chaudhry stressed to maintain highest standards of work site safety by all executing agencies. He categorically instructed divisionssaid that no work near runningtrack be allowed unless approved drawing for the same has been made available by executing agency. Besides safety in train operation, NCR has taken many initiative to improve personal safety of its staff and supervisors working o­n tracks, yards , trains and other work places through provision of proper personal protective equipments to suit need of different job conditions . Moving ahead in this endeavor NCR is now going for miners lamp fitted safety helmet for its trackman and other staff working in yards etc . This rechargeable LED torch light fitted helmet will help in proper visibility during night and being Hands free will enable trackman to discharge his duties in efficient way. This will also help approaching train driver to spot trackman from distance so as whistling can be done to warn trackmen o­n approaching train. Some quantity of such helmets are already procured by divisions and GM Sri Chaudhry advised divisions to provide all night patrolling staff with this useful safety gadgetat the earliest.

On infrastructure development front NCR has recently completed major Electronic Interlocking works at Chirgaon in Jhansi division and Govindpuri in Allahabad division. Allahabad division has also planned yard modification at KANPUR central station which will improve train handling facility at KANPUR and effective length of platform no 2&3 will also increase. GM Sri Chaudhry instructed that detailed planning of the works targeted in next financial year be also done to identify and address any bottleneck in advance. Some of the important works planned o­n NCR during next year include 4th line between Panki - Bhaupur & Maripat - Dadri and 3rd line in Chandari- Chekkri section. North Central Railway has also completed electrification of Chunar - Chopon sectionin 2019 which has increased train running capacity of this section . NCR is now planning to give major input insignaling and track infrastructure ofthis section so as speed in this section can beincreased which will bring substantial capacity increase. With increased utilization of this section super saturated main line between Chunar and Pt. Deen Dayal upadhyay Jn. will get relived to certain extant which will help in improved punctuality of trains .
Discussing punctuality, GM Sri Chaudhry directed that punctuality of trainsneeds to be pulled through concentrated efforts as foggy weather shall be over shortly .He directed that all mail express trains needs to be monitored and reason of punctuality loss of each train be looked into objectively so as requisite action are effected to improve punctuality.

“Tundla EI-Major milestone for improving train operations on the Grand Chord route of New Delhi-Howrah” Says Rajiv Chaudhry,General Manager, North Central Railway

North Central Railway


Public Relations


No. 11PR/10/2019/ Press ReleaseDate: 22.10.2019

“Tundla EI-Major milestone for improving train operations o­n the Grand Chord route of New Delhi-Howrah” Says Rajiv Chaudhry,General Manager, North Central Railway

The improvement was achieved with the installation of most advanced Electronic Interlocking System at Tundla Jn. in Uttar Pradesh falling o­n this Grand Chord route. This new Electronic system replaces outdated 65-year old mechanical signaling system. This technological upgradation en-route will pave safer, faster, efficient and more punctual train operations o­n New Delhi-Howrah route. Around 500 persons worked day and night for around 50 days to execute the most challenging work in minimum possible time and with minimum inconvenience to the public. This interlocking system at Tundla is the second largest in the country after Kharagpur Station in South Eastern Railway. Train handling capacity at Tundla Jn. improved to 250 per-day from existing 200 maximum. Faster movement of Medical Relief Train during accident will be possible.  

on 22nd October General Manager North Central Railway Sri Rajiv Chaudhry formally inaugurated Electronic Interlocking of Tundla Jn. in presence of Principal Head of Departments of North Central Railway, Divisional Railway ManagerAllahabad Shri AMITABHA and officials from Headquarter and Allahabad Division.

General Manager inspected main control room of TundlaJn , he advised that proper training of operating personnel o­n new system for efficient operation should be ensured. Speaking o­n the occasion Divisional Railway Manager Allahabad AMITABHA told that work of Tundla Electronic Interlocking will ease out congestion at Tundla station to great extant.  He further added that it was a challenging work and could be completed o­nly with full support and guidance from General Manager Shri Rajiv Chaudhry and all Principal Head of Departments of NCR.  General Manager Shri Chaudhry in his address commended team of Allahabad division, NCRPU and Construction organisation for relentless hard-work which gone into achieving this milestone.  

This significant railway project has been accomplished by North Central Railway (NCR) Zone of Indian Railways which maintains and operates 53% portion of this New Delhi-Howrah route. Mobility o­n this Grand Chord route between Ghaziabad and Pt. DeenDayal Upadhyay Jn. via Tundla in Uttar Pradesh falling under North Central Railway is the key in overall movement of passenger and freight traffic from North to East.

After Inauguration of Tundla EI General Manager  interacted with members from press and electronic media  and replied queries related to Tundla Jn development , punctuality , train operations etc. He informed media that opening of DFC and EI work will ease out some pressure o­n this supersaturated route operating at 160% of its designed capacity and will help Railway to fulfil  aspiration of people of this area for more stoppages and extra trains.   

After interaction with media General Manager inspected crew lobby where he advised to have a localised server arrangement for sharing safety related information with driver and guards which are NCR specific and will help towards safer train operation. Later he inspected CentralisedTraffic Control.  CTC Tundla which is capable of handling train operation o­n 44 stations between Gaziabad-Panki and presently controlling 20 stations from Tundla between Daudkhan - Bharthna. General Manageremphasised that full potential of CTC should be harnessed for efficient train operations with safety. After inspection of CTC General Manager inaugurated recreational facilities for officers based at Tundla and also participated in plantation along with PHODs and officials from Allahabad division.  o­n this occasion DRM Allahabad Shri AMITABHA,  PCOM Sri Ravi Valluri , PCE Shri Shrad Mehta , PCSTE Sri MohanDudeja , CAO/C Shri N R Chaudhary , PCEE Shri RAJ NARAYAN and other officials from Allahabad division and NCR Headquarter were also present.


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