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Presentation on processes and procedures for implementing Safe travel in Indian Railways.

Presentation on processes and procedures for implementing Safe travel in Indian Railways.

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  • Railway Safety
    An overview of the inherent safety systems less known to the public
  • Some Key Statistics, 2010
    • FIRST TRAIN BETWEEN Bori Bandar and Thane on 16-04-1853 (34 kms)
    AT 3:35 PM with 21 gun salute. Journey: 1hr 15minutes.
    Actually the real first passenger train in India trial run was on 18-11-1952.
    • Nationalization of railways (42 rail systems) was done In 1951
    • Route kilometers 64,215 kms
    • Track kilometers 1,14,000 kms.
    • Number of stations 7,500
    • Number of passenger trains per day 9,000
    • Number of freight trains per day 5,700
    • Number of passengers per day 13 millions
    • Freight carried per day 2.8 million tonnes
  • Statistics …. contd
    Number of level crossings 38,000
    Number of locomotives (42+5022+3825) 8,889
    Route length electrified 20,014 kms
    Number of railway divisions 67
    Number of production units 6
    Staff cost per year 51,236 CRORES
    Computerized ticketing was started 1987
    Entire system on line by 1995
    Number of computerized reservation centers 2386
    • CAPITAL AT CHARGE 1,23,000 CRORES.
  • STATISTICS …CONTD….
    • Revenue 98,000 crores
    • Net income 9,595 crores
    • Number of railway zones 17
    • Number of bridges 1,20,000
    • Employees (A-8566+B-8285+C-9,04,696+D-4,39,972) 13.61 lakhs
    • Number of passenger coaches 60,000
    • Number of freight wagons 2,40,000
  • CITIZEN’s CHARTER
    This charter is a commitment of the Indian Railways administration to:
    Provide safe and dependable train services
    Set notified standards for various services wherever possible
    Provide courteous and efficient counter services
    Provide responsive and effective grievance redressal machinery at various levels for time bound resolution of complaints and grievances as far as possible.
  • MAIN TYPES OF ACCIDENTS
    DERAILMENTS (major percentage)
    COLLISIONS
    LEVEL CROSSINGS
    SABOTAGE
    FIRE
    MISCELLANEOUS
  • NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS
  • DETAILS OF CASUALTIESKILLED AND INJURED
  • Commission of Railway safety
    One CCRS at Lucknow and 9 other CRSs working under the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
    Commission’s Principal functions are:
    1. Inspection of new railway lines prior to authorisation for passenger traffic.
    2. Periodical inspection of open lines or of any rolling stock
    3. Approval of new works and renewels affecting passenger carrying trains.
    4. Inquiry under the Railway Act 1989 into the cause of any accident on a railway.
    5. General advice on matters concerning safety in train operations.
    Railway should send intimation of serious accidents to the CRS
  • SAFETY ORGANISATION
    DSO AT DIVISION LEVEL (under DRM)
    CSO AT HEADQUARTERS (under GM)
    SAFETY DIRECTORATE AT BOARD LEVEL
    IMPOSITION OF MINIMUM PUNISHMENTS PRESCRIBED FOR EACH TYPE OF ACCIDENTS/FAILURES ARE ENSURED.
    ENSURE STAFF ARE SENT FOR PERIODICAL TRAININGS AS PRESCRIBED
  • DEPARTMENTS INVOLVED IN SAFETY OF RUNNING TRAINS
    Civil engineering
    Mechanical engineering
    Electrical engineering
    Signal engineering
    Operating department
  • CIVIL ENGINEERING STAFF AND THEIR DUTIES
    Maintenance of track (USFD, LWR, PSC, MACHINE MAINTENANCE, TRCs, Foot plate inspections)
    TRACKMEN, KEYMEN, GANG (DTM UNIT)
    DAY PATROLLING
    HOT weather patrolling
    NIGHT/MONSOON PATROLLING
    SECURITY PATROLLING
    EMERGENCY PROTECTION OF TRACK
  • CIVIL ENGG… CONTD….
    SE PUSH TROLLEY, FOOT PLATE INSPNS. AS PER SCHEDULES
    SSE DO
    ADEN DO
    Sr.DEN DO
    CE MOTOR TROLLEY/INSPECTION CARRIAGE
    GM ACCOMPANIED BY ALL PHODs ONCE IN 2 YEARS
    ULTRASONIC TESTING OF RAILS AND WELDED JOINTS.
    MEDICAL EXAMINATION A-3
  • MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
    DRIVERS (MEDICAL, BREATHLYSER TEST AND REST BEFORE DUTY, RUNNING ROOM FACILITIES, STANDING)
    COACH MAINTENANCE, PRIMARY/SECONDARY AND POH, END COACHES, VACUUM,
    LOCO MAINTENANCE, SCHEDULES
    PERIODICAL ULTRASONIC TESTING OF WHEELS
    MEDICAL EXAMINATION A-1 (COLOUR BLIND?)
  • ELECTRICAL ENGG
    LOCO MAINTENANCE, SCHEDULES AND POH
    SHORT CIRCUITS CAUSING FIRE
    ACCIDENTS, TRIPPING OF 11KV IMMEDIATELY
    TRACTION CONTROL (ALL SECTIONS POWER CAN BE CCONTROLLED)
    MEDICAL EXAMINATION A-1
  • OPERATING DEPARTMENT
    STATION MASTERS, LINE CLEAR, VERIFY BEFORE CLEARING SIGNALS, EXCHANGE SIGNALS,
    GUARDS, EXCHANGE SIGNALS, PROTECTION, VACUUM
    PORTERS, EXCHANAGE SIGNALS,
    INTERLOCKING FAILURES, CLAMPING OF PONTS
    UNUSUAL OCUURANCES,
    TOTAL FAILURE OF COMMUNICATION
    SINGLE LINE WORKING ON DOUBLE LINE
    MEDICAL EXAMIONATION A-2
  • SIGNAL&TELECOM ENGG.
    TRACK CIRCUITING/AXLE COUNTERS TO AVOID COLLISIONS
    BLOCK INSTRUMENTS AND INTERLOCKING
    COMMUNICATION WALKIE TALKIES SATELLITE
    SIGNAL FAILURES
    CONTINUOUS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN DRIVER, GUARD & STATION MASTER THROUGH WALKIE-TALKIES.
    MAINTENANCE OF EMERGENCY PHONE SOCKETS PROVIDED AT 1 KM INTERVALS FOR USE BY GUARDS WHEN NECESSARY
    MEDICAL EXAMINATION A-2
  • ACCIDENTS GENERAL
    SIREN CALLS AT DIVISIONAL OFFICE, LOCO SHED & HEADQUARTERS
    ART TO LEAVE WITHIN 30 MINUTES
    MEDICAL RELIEF VAN FIRST TO LEAVE IMMEDIATELY
    BREAKDOWN STAFF ARE NOMINATED
    TIME SCHEDULE FIXED AND ENQUIRIES ARE CONDUCTED.
    MINIMUM PUNISHMENTS PRESCRIBED ARE IMPOSED
    DERAILMENTS DUE TO COMBINATION OF FACTORS
    ACTION IS INVARIABLY TAKEN ON ALL PUBLIC COMPLAINTS ABOUT SAFETY OR GENERAL AND SUITABLE ACTION IS TAKEN INCLUDING PUNISHMENTS OF STAFF RESPONSIBLE.
  • GENERAL CONTD….
    PUNISHMENTS NOW UP TO HIGHER LEVELS
    TRAINING INFRASTRUCTURE IMPORVED
    DRIVERS JOB EVEN WITHOUT TOILET FACILITY
    POLICE ALSO FILE COURT CASES ON NEGLIGENT EMPLOYEES
    THE CAUSE IN LARGE NUMBER OF CCEDENTS IS HUMAN FAILURE AND EFFORTS ARE CONTINUOUSLY MADE BY THE RAILWAYS TO MINIMISE THESE FAILURES. THE TREND OF THE ACCIDENTS CLEARLY INDICATES THIS.