Ghaziabad-Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay section becomes the longest fully automatic block signalling section of Indian Railways
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Ghaziabad-Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay section (762 KM) becomes the longest fully automatic block signalling section of Indian Railways.
An overview of the news
After commissioning of automatic signalling system in Satanraini-Rasulabad-Faizullapur section of Prayagraj division, 762 kilometre long Ghaziabad-Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay section has become fully automated.
With this it has also become the longest Automatic Block Signalling section of Indian Railways.
Indian Railways is introducing Automatic Block Signalling on a mission mode.
ABS has been commissioned on 268 RKM during 2022-23.
ABS has been provided on 3706 route kms of Indian Railways till 31st December 2022.
With the implementation of automatic signalling, there will be an increase in capacity resulting in the introduction of more train services.
Electronic interlocking is being adopted on a large scale to take advantage of digital technologies in train operations and to enhance safety.
What is Automatic Block Signalling (ABS)?
It is automatic and works in conjunction with track circuiting or other means to detect the presence of a train in a block section.
To increase line capacity to run more trains on existing high density routes of Indian Railways, Automatic Block Signalling (ABS) is a cost effective solution.
Electronic interlocking systems have been introduced at 347 stations during 2022-23.
Electronic interlocking has been provided to 2888 stations covering 45.5% IR by 31st December 2022.
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