Northern Railway Gets Rs 9,000 Crore In Budget 2018-19 To Modernise Its Entire Signalling System

Northern Railway Gets Rs 9,000 Crore In Budget 2018-19 To Modernise Its Entire Signalling System

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Date Of Post : 10 Feb, 2018

New Delhi: The Northern Railway has been allocated Rs 9,000 crore in the rail budget 2018-19 to modernise its entire signalling system by embracing the world’s most advanced technology, officials said. For the year 2018-19, the outlay is Rs 565 crore. Additional funds will be released each year according to the requirement.

Signalling

  • European Train Control System II or ETCS Level II technology is the most modern radio-based signalling system in the world.
  • Rs 398 crore has been earmarked for replacing old mechanical signalling with electronic interlocking at 53 railway stations in the region.
  • The Northern zone spans 6,807 km in Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh and the Union territories of Delhi and Chandigarh.

WiFi & CCTV

  • The zone has been given Rs 10 crore for providing Wi-Fi at 25 B category stations.
  • Rs 154 crore from the Nirbhaya Fund has been earmarked for installing CCTV cameras in 4,038 coaches of premium trains (Rajdhani, Shatabdi & Duronto).
  • Rs 365 crore has been set aside for video surveillance systems at 1,589 stations in the northern Region.

New Lines-

  • The zone has also been given Rs 1,900 crore for new lines across its network.

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