NFR continues to strengthen Signalling System

Maligaon, March 27 (MExN): NF Railway has been making a constant endeavour to make train journeys safer and secure. It continues to adopt technically advanced measures to upgrade and maintain its signalling system. Signalling refers to the communication systems used to control train movements by providing visual information to drivers & operators. The strengthening process has been started in all five divisions of the zone i.e. Tinsukia, Lumding, Rangiya, Alipurduar and Katihar. NFR conducts several automated tests of signalling systems regularly by which human errors are checked and eliminated. Further, replacement and new installation along with upgradation are implemented in signalling systems as and when necessary.

For more efficient and safer railways, NFR has carried out various upgradation and replacements in its existing signalling system at several sections within the zone.

During the month of February, 2024, Mechanical Lifting Barriers were replaced by Electric Lifting barriers at three Level crossing gates located at Katihar, Lumding & Tinsukia divisions. In Adina to Old Malda & Telta to Dalkhola block sections, double line block instruments have been replaced at Adina side and Telta side respectively. Signal LEDs have been replaced with integrated type LEDs at five stations i.e. Dalkhola, Barsoi and Mukuria stations of Katihar division, Silonibari station of Rangiya division &Dibrugarh station of Tinsukia division. A total of 659 Signalling batteries of varied capacities were also been replaced in all the five divisions of the zone.

Railway signalling systems ensures safe operation of trains, and their reliability and maintenance directly affects the capacity of railway operations. NFR is dedicatedly working to ensure a superior, punctual & safer railway experience for all its customers, stated a press release issued by Sabyasachi De, Chief Public Relations Officer, NFR.