Study on Rationalization of items of Personal Stores of Passenger Carrying & Freight Trains Guards and their carriage in light weight container
The study on Rationalization of items of Personal Stores of Passenger Carrying & Freight Trains Guards and their carriage in light weight container have been completed. The rationalized weight of the items of the guard of Mail Express train is 5.8 kg and that of Good’s train guard is 5.3 kg. These are recommended to be carried in trolley type suit cases whose weight would be around 3 kg. Similarly the weights of item of driver box have also been rationalized. The report suggests provision of small almirah in the loco to house tool box, rule books and stationery carried by drivers. The items of the driver’s box are recommended to be carried in canvas bag. The report has been sent to Railway Board vide DG, RDSO’s DO No TFC/367/RGBE dated 06.07.2010. The report is under consideration of Railway Board
Action plan for Traffic Directorate/RDSO
Traffic Directorate of RDSO understood study for bringing about system improvement with specific reference to certain provisions of General Rules mentioned in the said letter. The above mentioned Action Plan included study of GR 4.10, and GR 3.62(i). G.R 4.10 pertains to speed over non interlocked points and GR 3.62 pertains to protection of track in case of obstruction. The study has been completed and the report has been sent to Adviser/Safety Railway vide ED/Traffic letter No 2008/TFC/352/Action Plan dated 05.07.2010.
The key recommendations of the study report are:
§ The measurement of force on the clamp exerted by WDM2 locomotive do indicate that there appears to be a scope of increasing the limit of speed over facing points during non interlocked period over and above what is provided in GR 4.10.
§ The distance for placing of detonators in case of obstruction on BG as provided in GR 3.62(1) can be reduced by 200 meters overall with complete adoptability of GSM/R. The arrangement of placement of the detonator on the broad guage will be that the first detonator shall be placed at 500 metres and three detonators at 1000 metres from the obstructions about 10 metres apart from each other. However the use of only other means like VHF and PCP would require placing of detonators as per present practice.
A committee of Executive Directors formed by DG had considered all the issues of increasing speed over non interlocked points. The recommendations of the above committee has been sent to Adviser Safety Railway Board vide DG’s DO No 2008/TFC/352/Action Plan dated 07.10.2010.The recommendations of the committee includes conducting trials by framing a trial scheme in terms of which on the first day of trial of non interlocked points a speed of 25 kmph on main line may be tried and on being successful a speed of 30 kmph may be done on subsequent days.
Study on Catering waste management
A study on catering waste management on Indian Railway was taken up. The study report identifies the sources which generate waste and thereafter assess the type of waste generated by these sources, study the existing system of waste collection formal and informal systems, than waste transportation and finally waste disposal such that the waste so generated is segregated and recyclable waste recycled causing minimum environment degradation and which improves hygienic environment. Various waste management systems including municipal waste management system, solid waste management systems and system prevalent at other places have been studied. The study report is under consideration of DG.
Improvement in Specification of LED based H.S.Lamps
The report, comments and suggestions received from zonal railways in respect of draft specification No RDSO/SPN/195/2008 Rev 2.0 of LED based Hand Signal Lamps were studied and taken into consideration and revised draft specifications No RDSO/SPN/195/2008 Rev 2.1 (DRAFT) vide letter No TR/281/HSTL/Part V dated 23.07.2012
Major Trials Conducted
§ Trial Run of Air Brake Coaching Stock to Determine Inter sectional Running Time Ex Chennai to New Delhi
§ Long Haul Freight Train Operation Conducted Between Chheoki and Dadri on 7.2.2007 & 26.03.2007
· Visibility Trials of Hand Signal Lamps.
§ Draft Specification No RDSO/SPN/195/2008 Revision 2.1 (DRAFT) for Battery Operated LED based Torch cum flashing hand signal lamps has been prepared based on the feedback of the zonal railways. The revised specification also entails placement of venders. .All zonal railways have been also asked to submit their views/performance feedback of LED based Torch cum flashing hand signal lamps
§ Draft Specification No RDSO/SPN/200/2010 Revision 1(DRAFT) for Battery Operated LED based flashing Tail Lamp has been prepared and prototypes prepared according to this specification is under trial so that the specification can be finalised
§ Specification for Fuel Cell Sensor Based Breath Alcohol Analyzer.
The details of specifications prepared earlier are given below: