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Press Release No. 24219-02-2019
Press Release No. 242, AUTOMATIC SIGNALLING BETWEEN BANGALORE CANTONMENT - WHITEFIELD SECTION IN SWR

                                                                                                       

                                                                    SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY

                                      Press Release No. 242  Dt. 19.02.2019

AUTOMATIC SIGNALLING BETWEEN Bangalore CantONMENT - WHITEFIELDSECTION IN SWR

Automatic Signaling has been commissioned from Bangalore Cantonment to Whitefield o­n 10:35 hrs of 19.02.2019. It is big land mark in SWR’s journey. This is the first Automatic Signaling in Indian Railway commissioned o­n section with gradients (Slopes). This section has Slip Siding at stations Baiyyappanhalli & Krishnarajpuram.

Bangalore Cantonment - Whitefield section is 19 KM long and commissioned in two phases. In first phase Automatic Signalling between Bangalore Cantonment & Baiyyappanhalli (6 KM) section has been commissioned o­n 10th February 2019.  In second phase Baiyyappanhalli to Whitefield has been commissioned o­n 19th September 2019. The stations in this 19 KM long stretch of Automatic signalling section are Bangalore Cantonment Bangalore East, Baiyyappanhalli, Krishnarajpuram, Hoodi (Halt), Whitefield Panel Cabin & Whitefield.

The section from Bengaluru – Baiyyappanhalli - Whitefield is highly important section dealing 86 trains per day. Total 26 short distance/Suburban trains also running in this section.

On commissioning of Automatic signaling in stretch of Bangalore-Baiyyappanhalli - Whitefield, section capacity has been augmented. With the commissioning of Automatic signaling need for trains to wait for the clearance of train in section ahead has been eliminated and trains can move between stations o­ne after another. It will help in moves trains faster.

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                                                       Chief Public Relations Officer





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