SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
Regulation of Train Services for Yard Modification & Commissioning of New Electronic Interlocking at Kharagpur Station
Kolkata, 3rd November, 2017:
In order to commission the new electronic Interlocking system in Kharagpur yard replacing the existing facilities, a major remodelling work spanning over 16 days from 4th–19th Nov 2017 will be undertaken. The successful execution of this important safety related work will not only make rail travel across Kharagpur smoother, it will also enhance safety in train operations.
ØWHY IS IT BEING DONE :-
·Replacement of old RRI which has past its date
·Installation of a failsafe, state of the art Interlocking system with both Panel and Visual Display Unit.
·Elimination of 3 Old lever operated cabins.
·Introduction of twin single line working between Kharagpur and Gokulpur.
·Connectivity of 3rd line with Kharagpur yard and Jakpur towards Howrah.
·Introduction of auto signalling system between Kharagpur & Jakpur.
ØBENEFITS TO RAILWAY OPERATIONS & TO THE PASSENGERS:-
·Enhancing the number of routes from 423 to 800 thereby increasing fluidity.
·Ease of reception of freight trains to Kharagpur Yard thereby reducing transit time.
·Quicker implementation of Accident support system by enabling direct dispatch of Accident Relief Medical train/Van and Crane.
·Better fluidity due to commissioning of auto signalling between Kharagpur–Jakpur-Kharagpur.
·Adding two Platforms at Kharagpur station thereby enhancing passenger train handling capacity.
·Enhanced passage between Kharagpur-Gokulpur thereby easing train operation on Kharagpur-Midnapur route.
·Faster movement from/towards Howrah due to connectivity of 3rd line with Kharagpur yard.
During the Non interlocking and Pre Non interlocking period, it will be essential to have traffic blocks in and around Kharagpur station during the entire period. In order to manage the traffic smoothly, the run of passenger carrying trains will have to be regulated during this period. This would lead to some amount of disruption in traffic which would be of minor nature on some days and of major nature on other days. The maximum work would be undertaken on 17th, 18th and 19th Nov 2017 leading to cancellation, short termination, regulation, diversion etc of Mail/Exp, Passenger, EMU & MEMU trains.
ØREDUCED CONNECTIVITY TO KHARAGPUR DURING COMMISIONING OF ELECTRONIC INTERLOCKING
The regulation of trains will be as follows :-
·On 04.11.2017- Short termination of 01 Passenger train at Kharagpur.
·On 05.11.2017- Cancellation of 6 EMU & 2 MEMU services & rescheduling of 01 EMU service.
·On 06.11.2017- Short termination of 01Passenger train at Kharagpur.
·On 08.11.2017- Cancellation of 01 EMU service &Short termination of 01 EMU service at Kharagpur.
·On 09.11.2017- Cancellation of 4 EMU & 2 MEMU services, Short termination of 01 EMU service at Jakpur, Short origination of 01 EMU service from Jakpur.
·On 10.11.2017- Cancellation of 01 Special & 01 EMU service, Short termination of 01 EMU service at Kharagpur and Short origination of 01 EMU service from Kharagpur.
·On 13.11.2017 – Short termination of 01 Passenger train at Kharagpur.
·On 14.11.2017 – Cancellation of 1 Special train.
MAJOR DISRUPTION on THE LAST 3 DAYS OF COMMISSIONING
·On 17.11.2017 – Cancellation of 23 Mail/Express trains and 3 Special train, 12 Passenger trains, 24 MEMU, 27 EMU services. Short termination of 5 Passenger, 4 MEMU, 12 EMU and short origination of 4 Passenger, 11 EMU services. Apart from the above, 10 Mail/Express trains will be diverted via Hijli-Nimpura Through Yard bypassing Kharagpur Station
·On 18.11.2017 – Cancellation of 22 Mail/Express and 4 Special trains, 12 Passenger trains, 16 MEMU, 27 EMU services. Short termination of 1 Mail/Express, 5 Passenger, 2 MEMU & 8 EMU services. Short origination of 1 Mail/Express, 5 Passenger, 8 EMU services. Apart from the above, 11 Mail/Express trains will be diverted via Hijli-Nimpura Through Yard.
·Diversion of trains bypassing Kharagpur;
Some Mail/Express trains which run via Kharagpur and where reversal of locomotives at Kharagpur is involved will be run via Nimpura – Hijli – thereby bypassing Kharagpur. Adequate stoppage will be given to these trains at Hijli station. These trains are:
·22823/22824 Bhubaneswar – New Delhi Rajdhani Express on and from 17.11.2017 to 19.11.2017.
·12815/12816 Puri – New Delhi Nandan Kanan Express on and from 17.11.2017 to 19.11.2017.
·12875/12876 Puri – New Delhi Neelachal Express on and from 17.11.2017 to 19.11.2017.
·12801/12802 Puri – New Delhi Purushottam Express w.e.f. 07.11.2017 to 19.11.2017
·12514 Guwahati – Secunderabad Express on 17.11.2017
·15227 Yesvantpur – Muzaffarpur Express on 17.11.2017
·12509 KSR Bengaluru – Guwahati Express on 17.11.2017
·12508 Guwahati – Thiruvananthapuram Express on 18.11.2017
·15644 Kamakhya – Puri Express on 18.11.2017
·12509 KSR Bengaluru – Guwahati Express on 18.11.2017
·12503 Bengaluru Cantt - Kamakhya Humsafar Express on 18.11.2017
·22502 New Tinsukia – KSR Bengaluru Express on 19.11.2017
·22512 Kamakhya – LTT (Mumbai) Karmabhumi on 19.11.2017
·15643 Puri – Kamakhya Express on 19.11.2017
·12509 KSR Bengaluru – Guwahati Express on 19.11.2017
·12253 Yesvantpur – Bhagalpur Anga Express on 19.11.2017
·On 19.11.2017 – Cancellation of 43 Mail/Express, 12 Passenger, 13 MEMU, 1 Special & 40 EMU services.
·Apart from the above, a number of trains are likely to be delayed in the section and in the post - NI period, a number of trains may be delayed, rescheduled, cancelled or short terminated/short originated due to non/late availability of rakes and operational glitches. Inconvenience caused to passengers is deeply regretted.
·Details of cancelled, short terminated, short originated, diverted trains contained in attachment provided with this notification and will also be available at S.E.Railway’s Website www.ser.indianrailways.gov.in