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.
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