AC Traction - Distribution is one of the most important aspects of Electrified Railways that ensures a safe, modern and cost effective Railway technology to cater the growing demand of passenger and freight traffic on Indian Railways with excellence. The main vision behind the creation of this department is to minimize the outgoing of foreign exchange for purchase of Diesel over Indian Railways.
The main goal of TRD department is to achieve constant & uninterrupted 25 KV AC power supply through OHE for safe passage of trains through the stations. This is also a system which eliminates the human failures while dealing trains. The design of different types Traction installation used is such that to ensure a fail safe operation.
Different electrical equipments like- Transformers, Circuit Breakers, CT, PT, BM, OHE Masts, Conductors, Insulators, Bonds etc. are integrated in such a manner to ensure safety & reliability of the system through continual improvements in maintenance.
The TRD organization is the heart of Electrical department. This organization was formed in the year 2001-02 in South Eastern Railway, Ranchi division. The Complete tracks of Ranchi division (Except Ranchi- Lorhardaga section) were electrified with 25 KV AC traction in the year 2001-02. The electrified Route Kilometer and Track Kilometer of Ranchi division is 348.65 RKM and 589.09 TKM respectively. Total staffs on roll are 198, Men/TKM = 0.34.