Electronic Interlocking System

News:The most advanced Electronic Interlocking System has been installed on the Grand Chord route by the Indian Railways.


About Electronic Interlocking system:

  • This new Electronic system has replaced the outdated Mechanical Signalling System at Tundla Junction in UP on the route.
  • The objective of installing the system is to help Indian Railways speed up trains and achieve the objective of reducing the travel time.
  • The new system will reduce the time between Delhi and Howrah to about 12 hours from the existing 17 to 19 hours.

About Grand Chord route:

  • Grand Chord is part of Howrah-Gaya-Delhi line and Howrah Allahabad Mumbai line. 
  • It acts as a link between Sitarampur in West Bengal and Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Junction in Uttar Pradesh(UP). 
  • A lot of important trains pass through this route which connects national capital with eastern region of the country.