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Accurate Signalling System in Railways

09 AUG 2018:TAC NEWS

In signaling, there is continuous improvement through technological upgradation. The best equipments suitable for Indian conditions available world-wide are being adopted as a continuous process. However, whenever such systems are provided it is ensured that indigenization of the systems takes place in phased manner.

A work for modernization of complete Signaling system on Indian Railways, which includes works of Automatic Train Protection (ATP) has been included in the works programme 2018-19 for implementation on complete 60,000 Route Kilometres (RKMs) on Broad Gauge (BG) network of Indian Railways subject to expenditure on this project to be made only after following due processes/mandatory approvals and sanctions.

Details of the fund allocated and expenditure thereon for Railway Signalling System during the last four years and the current year (upto June 2018) are as follows:


Years Budget Grant

(₹ in Crore)

Funds Utilized

(₹ in Crore)

Progress of Panel Interlocking /Electronic Interlocking/Route Relay Interlocking (Stations)
2014-15 966.0 1006.0 244
2015-16 853.0 886.3 279
2016-17 958.0 954.2 346
2017-18 2331.3 1256.8 329
2018-19 2025.0 253.84

(upto June-18)


(upto June-18)


This information was given by the Minister of State of Railways, Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.


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