Indian Railways Commits Rs 75K Cr For Upgrading Signalling System; Allows Transfer Of Tickets!

The modern technology used by European Train Control System (ETCS) would be introduced in India.

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Indian Railways Upgrading Their Signalling System

For the first time in the history, Indian Railways will allow transfer of train tickets. But, a lot of terms and conditions have been attached here.

Besides, Indian Railways has now committed an investment of Rs 75,000 crore, for upgrading signalling system, across India.

This will ensure fewer accidents and more safety.

This Is How You Can Transfer Your Train Tickets!

As per a statement issued by Indian Railways,

“Chief Reservation Supervisor of important stations are authorised by Railway Administration to permit the change of name of a passenger having a seat or berth reserved in his name,”

This means, that in case you have a reserved ticket, but unable to travel, you can contact the Chief Reservation Supervisor to transfer the ticket to someone else’s name.

Besides, the passenger can now easily transfer the ticket to any family member which includes father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, husband and wife. Such requests must be sent 24 hours before the train’s departure.

Rules of ticket transfers have been relaxed for National Cadet Corps, and Govt. employees, from any department.

Besides, students of some reputed colleges, members of a marriage party can enjoy relaxed rules.

This transfer of train ticket is only allowed once.

Indian Railways: Rs 75K Crore For New Signalling System

Meanwhile, Indian Railways has finally allocated a budget of Rs 75,000 crore, which will be used for upgrading the current signalling system, across India.

This means that 20,000 km of rail track would be now covered under the modern signalling system, powered by advanced technology.

As per Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, the modern technology used by European Train Control System (ETCS) would be introduced in India, which will make signalling system more robust, and accident-free.

Last year, it was announced that ISRO has been roped in to create a GPS-based signalling system for Indian Railways; and for this purpose 2700 trains were announced to be equipped with GPS.

It is still not clear, whether the new European Train Control System (ETCS) for signalling would collaborate with ISRO’s GPS based signalling system or it will be a stand-alone system.

As per documents accessed at Indian Railways’ website, it is clear that the existing Multi-Cabin Mechanical Signalling system is outdated, as it requires more manual effort and intervention, which is prone to errors.

We will keep you updated, as we receive more information about the new signalling system for Indian Railways.

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