Advanced signalling system commissioned for Khurja railway station

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Indian Railways on Thursday commissioned a state-of-the-art computerised signalling system at Khurja junction in Uttar Pradesh which will enable 256 possible train movements at the railway station, a statement said.

“This work of signal wizardry will help in quicker movements of trains since the train path will be cleared by a central operator with click of a mouse on the visual display unit (VDU),” said a railways ministry statement.

The VDU will display the position of each train at the 4.5 km long Khurja yard including adjoining track positions and avoids train traffic disruption.

The Indian Railway Project Management Unit (IRPMU), an arm of North Central Railway in association with the construction and open line units of the railways commissioned the system, the statement said.

The re-signalling work was a part of Modernisation of Signalling and Telecommunication System on Ghaziabad-Kanpur railway section costing Rs.440 crore.

The project included replacement of worn out signalling gears at 47 railways stations, enabling automatic signalling at multiple station and a setting up a captive Global System of Mobile (GSM) communication between driver, guard, station master and controllers.

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