What marks as good news for passengers traveling from Howrah to Delhi, the Indian railway has recently installed the most sophisticated electronic interlocking system at Tundla railway station.
The new installation replaces a 65-year-old mechanical signaling system. This will reduce the travel time to 12 hours from the existing 17 hours.A senior railway ministry official said that the 65-year-old outdated
mechanical signaling system has been replaced at Tundla junction with the most advanced and safer electronic interlocking system in Uttar Pradesh now. The installation of the new interlocking system will make the journey safer and will also improve the punctuality of departures and arrivals of the trains.
Even though there is still some work needed to be
done, but it is expected that the project will get completed by November 17th, 2019. that the grand chord, which is part of the Howrah-Gaya-Delhi line and Howrah-Allahabad-Mumbai line, acts as a link between Sitarampur (West Bengal), and Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Junction in Uttar Pradesh covering a stretch of 450 km. Interestingly, this stretch falling in the North Central Railway (NCR) Zone maintains and operates 53 percent portion of this New Delhi-Howrah route traffic.
The Tundla station operates at 160 percent of its designed capacity as it connects the mainline with Agra Cantt. Junction. The important Electronic Interlocking work at Tundla Junction which is having 613 route combinations, is second to Kharagpur in South Eastern Railway with 800 routes.