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Press Release No. 40418-02-2020
Hubballi
Press Release No. 404, COMMISSIONING OF ELECTRONIC INTERLOCKING WITH DUAL VISUAL DISPLAY UNIT AT BANGARAPET

                                                                                                         

                                                                 SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY

                                      Press Release No. 404  Dt. 17.02.2020


COMMISSIONING OF ELECTRONIC INTERLOCKING WITH

 DUAL VISUAL DISPLAY UNIT AT BANGARAPET

Bangarapet is important Railway Junction with 6 road station &connecting 4 direction o­n the Bangalore to Chennai route of South Western Railway. This station gives connectivity to Marikuppam and Kolar Railway stations o­n branch lines. Upto now Bangarapet yard had the limitation that road number 5 & 6 was short, 230 m o­nly in length and were not connected to Marikuppam side.

The work of extension of road no. 5 &6 to 735 m and connecting these two running lines to Marikuppam line at this important junction station was completed & commissioned o­n 16-2-2020. The new yard arrangements will enable passage of trains to Marikuppam smoothly without crossing mainline. This will increase line capacity of handling Passenger/Goods trains. This work also facilitates direct & better connectivity between Marikuppam to Kolar with additional lines. This will facilitate ease in placement of goods trains using loop lines without obstructing mainlines.

The work was completed by replacing aged Relay interlocking and control panel for operation with state of act Electronic interlocking System with dual Visual Display Unit for operations and display indications. Additional calling o­n signals and track detections o­n girder bridges with latest axle counters were also provided for better safety, flexibility and efficient working. The work executed by S&T Project  headed by Shri Ajay Kumar, CSTE/Project and Bangalore division  headed by Shri Ashok Kumar Verma, DRM/SBC as per planned timeline. Bangarapet yard was major with 128 routes, 6 roads & 6 sidings.

This work also enables direct Reception &Dispatch from Varadapur (VRDP), Marikuppam (MKM), Kolar (KQZ) ends o­n Road no. 5 & 6.

Shri A. K. Singh, General Manger, SWR said that with yard remodeling, bottlenecks in yard were removed and it will help in smooth dealing of trains from Marrikuppam.


                                                     (E. Vijaya)

                                                          Chief Public Relations Office





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