The South Central Railway has commissioned the largest state-of-the-art electronic interlocking (EI) system at Gooty yard in Andhra Pradesh. This will enable operation of more passenger and freight trains in key routes and hassle-free handling of them.
This was the largest EI signalling system with the most advanced and modern features in SCR that has 343 routes. The project was jointly executed by the Guntakal Division and Rail Vikas Nigam and has been completed ahead of schedule.
Gooty is a major railway junction in the Guntakal Division of SCR that handles trains from four important routes of Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. The most distinguishing feature of this installation is that there will not be any unsignalled or manual movement of trains, leading to safer train operations.
Moreover, Gooty will now have 11 lines with direction reception and dispatch facility, up from four so far. With the regular increase of traffic over time, the sections around the station yard have become highly saturated.
The completion of this advanced and modern EI signalling system and yard remodelling will ease congestion on this junction and facilitate running of more number of passenger and freight trains.
It will help railways in smooth handling of trains, while benefiting rail customers in speedy transportation of their consignments.