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.
Chief Public Relations Officer