DELHI: To make the movement of about 200 trains faster on a highly congested route, the railways is inching closer to equip the entire Ghaziabad-Kanpur route with modern signalling and communication system.
A Centralised Traffic Control (CTC) system on the 473-km route between Ghaziabad and Kanpur covering 47 stations is going to be commissioned by April, said a senior railway ministry official, reports PTI.
The route is witnessing heavy congestion causing delays in train movement. The operationalisation of CTC system is expected to reduce delays in train running considerably as all the signalling operation will be done on a click of mouse.
Passing a train through the station involves exchange of technical control between cabins and station master at the station which resulted in considerable delay in giving the signal and passing the train.
Currently, the CTC system is operational in seven stations in the Ghaziabad-Kanpur route on a pilot basis.
The Ghaziabad-Kanpur corridor handles about 200 trains a day and is a major challenge for the Railways to modernise signaling and train control system from the manual lever frame operated signalling system to state-of-art system of electronic interlocking using optical fibre cable communication.