Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Ministry of Railways instructs Zonal Railways to link the arrival & departure of trains with Data Loggers

Ministry of Railways

Ministry of Railways instructs Zonal Railways to link the arrival & departure of trains with Data Loggers
A data logger (also data recorder) is an electronic device that records data over time or in relation to location either with a built-in instrument or sensor or via external instruments and sensors
41 stations across India records Punctuality of trains through Data Loggers
Punctuality of almost 80% of mail/express trains is being monitored through this system
This system will improve punctuality of trains & provide real time train movement information to passengers.
06 MAR 2018

Ministry of Railways have eliminated the practice of manually recording punctuality performance at 41 major railway junctions across zones to ensure correct reporting of such data. The Railway Board has instructed zonal railways to link the arrival and departure of trains with data loggers from January 1 2018 without the fear of drop in punctuality and report authentic punctuality status.

A data logger (also data recorder) is an electronic device that records data over time by sensing status of relays. Railway zones have provided such data loggers this across 41 stations which include Howrah, Mumbai CST, Mughalsarai, Lucknow, Kanpur, Chennai Central, Ahmedabad and Bangalore.

It has been an endeavour of Indian Railways to run trains punctually and provide information to their customers more current, reliable and accurate, with minimal human intervention. Data Loggers were provided at Stations to monitor the status of functioning of signaling gears. For train control, Optical Fibre network has also been laid and linked to control centres of the Divisions.

It was decided to utilize these data loggers for capturing trains running information & update Control Office Application (COA) automatically at the central server. For this purpose, to start with, the data loggers of one terminal station and one more station at each zonal railway is linked with COA through optical fibre backbone for automatically picking up the train running status. The work at 17 terminal stations and 17 other stations has been implemented as a pilot project. The system has been working since 1st Jan.2018 and extended to total 41 stations. (List attached)

As on date, punctuality of almost 80% of mail/express trains is being monitored through this system. It has been planned to further expand the network covering all the terminal stations. With the implementation of this system, the information available to the passenger is reliable and more current.

List of Railway stations zones where data loggers have been provided :
S.No. Statio Division Railway
1. Khandwa Bhusawal CR
2. Balahrshah Nagpur CR
3. Roha Mumbai CR
4. Mumbai CST Mumbai CR
5. Asansol Asansol ER
6. Howrah Howrah ER
7. East Outer Cabin Mughalsarai ECR
8. Manpur Mughalsarai ECR
9. Mughalsarai (NEWC) Mughalsarai ECR
10. Goldenganj Sonpur ECR
11. Seemapur Sonpur ECR
12. KIUL Danapur ECR
13. Pradankhunta Dhanbad ECR
14. Bhubaneshwar Khurda Road ECoR
15. Bhadrakh Khurda Road ECoR
16. Duvvada Waltair ECoR
17. Chipyana Delhi NR
18. Palwal Delhi NR
19. Kanpur Allahabad NCR
20. Lucknow Jn Lucknow NER
21. Gorakhpur RRI Lucknow NER
22. Varanasi City Varanasi NER
23. Guwahati Lumding NFR
24. New Bongaigaon-3 cabins Rangiya NFR
25. Rani nagar Jalpaiguri Katihar NFR
26. Old Malda Jn Katihar NFR
27. Katihar RRI-3 cabins Katihar NFR
28. Jaipur Jaipur NWR
29. Rewari Jaipur NWR
30. Chennai Central Chennai SR
31. Jolarpetttai Chennai SR
32. Gudur Vijayawada SCR
33. Secuderabad Secuderabad SCR
34. Jharsuguda Chakradharpur SER
35. Bilaspur Bilaspur SECR
36. Banglore Banglore SWR
37. Ahmedabad Ahmedabad WR
38. Nagda Ratlam WR
39. Bina Bhopal WCR
40. Jabalpur Jabalpur WCR
41. New Katni Jn Jabalpur WCR

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