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Major steps taken towards efficient and safe running of trains in NF Railway

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By EMN Updated: Aug 03, 2018 10:32 pm
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Dimapur, Aug. 3 (EMN): Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has taken two major steps for efficient and safe running of both goods and passenger trains earning praise from the Railway ministry. While one of the measures involves innovative use of technology for tackling shortage of crew, the other one involves ensuring booking of crew strictly as per better norms stated the chief public relation officer PJ Sharma in a press note.

Goods train in Lumding – Badarpur Hill Section are run with two locomotives – one in the front and one at the rear. In the month of July, NFR conducted a successful trial of Distributed Power Control System (DPCS) wherein the crew in the front locomotive remotely controls the rear unmanned locomotive and thereby reduces the need for crew by 50%. This will help the railway to run twice the number of trains with the same crew-strength which in turn will be a boon for states like Tripura, Mizoram and Manipur which depends on railway for essential goods supply.

NFR has recorded 97.93% figure in the month of July 2018 for booking of crew members of all trains on “Fetch as Per Rule” acquiring the second place among 16 Zonal Railways of Indian Railway. This is significant achievement from the point of view of safety of train running.

The crew of train including drivers, assistant drivers and guards are booked through a computerised system called the Crew Management System (CMS) which has a database of about 89 thousand crew members. The booking procedure has two options – “Fetch Crew as per Rule” option and the “Fetch All” option.

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By EMN Updated: Aug 03, 2018 10:32:37 pm