ER shines bright in field of signalling & telecommunications
Kolkata: In the field of signalling and telecommunications, Eastern Railway has excelled in different dimensions.
For betterment of train operations, Train Management System (TMS), which denotes total computerisation of train movement on the Howrah – Bandel section of Howrah Division, has been commissioned by Eastern Railway at Howrah Control, along with all way-side stations.
WiFi facilities have been extended to Barddhaman, Rampurhat, Namkhana, Bhagalpur and Malda Town stations of Eastern Railway.
As a step towards energy conservation and improved aesthetics, 326 stations were converted to LED illumination, in comparison to 247 stations during 2016-17. Thus, 573 stations of Eastern Railway have been brought under LED illumination in a short span of just two years. With this, Eastern Railway has achieved nearly 100 percent LED illumination at its railway stations.
Meanwhile, to ensure safe travelling of passengers, as many as 191 Mail/Express, 22 Passenger and 125 EMU/MEMU trains, including 14 Ladies Special trains, are being escorted by RPF.
487 boys and 270 girls have been rescued from different stations and Railway premises and were handed over to their parents/NGOs. 1,828 calls were received through a railway security helpline and Twitter and the rate of satisfaction has been reported to be 93 percent.
12 persons were nabbed and handed over to police for offering sedative drugs to train passengers. Contraband and narcotic goods worth Rs 19,415,750 were recovered, with the arrest of 3 persons, while gold and silver worth Rs 57,28,123 was also recovered with the arrest of 3 persons.
181 railway ticket touts were arrested and handed over to civil authorities for legal prosecution. 24 persons were arrested on 10 occasions for alleged involvement in fake appointments.
210 semi-finished pistols and 7 other country-made firearms with 11 rounds of ammunition were recovered with the arrest of 9 persons, who were handed over to local police for legal action.
22,304 persons were prosecuted for travelling in ladies compartment, with Rs 5,28,050 collected as fine.