Railway Signalling Innovation recognised by GM/Southern Railway

CHENNAI: Shri. R.K. Kulshrestha, General Manager, Southern Railway appreciated the innovation of Smt M.G.Jyothi, Senior Section Engineer/Drawing/Signal and Telecommunication, Headquarters who had developed circuit alterations which enable emergency route release of signals to enable operation of routes in the event of a failure, by sanctioning a cash award of Rs.4000/- and honouring her with a certificate in the presence of Shri M.Elavarasan, Principal Chief Signal and Telecommunication Engineer today (15/5/18) at Southern Railway Headquarters.

GM S RLy Shri RK Kulshrestha awarded Smt MG Jyothi for innovation in Rly signalling in the presence of Shri Elavarasan CSTE

Smt M.G.Jyothi has prepared revised working instructions for Block Proving by Axle Counter (BPAC) and Intermediate Block Section which was approved by Principal Chief Operations Manager as Special Instruction in Train Working. Previously, there was no clause to reset the BPAC system in the event of its failure, and every individual track circuit had to be inspected sequentially for correcting the failure. This caused restoration time to be delayed.

Now, Smt M.G.Jyothi has designed Emergency Route release circuit to be used by the technicians whenever the route is held up at Stations which have electronic interlocking. This has enabled quick and safe restoration of working, thus avoiding unnecessary detention to trains.


Shri. R.K. Kulshrestha, General Manager, Southern Railway appreciated the alertness and presence of mind of Shri. Saji, Sweeper-cum-Porter who averted a possible rail mishap and enabled safety precautions on time in a recent incident.  In recognition of his exemplary dedication to his duty, the General Manager presented a Certificate of Merit and a cash award of Rs.2000/-.

Shri RK Kulshrestha GM S RLY giving award to Shri SAJI SCP in the presence of Shri S Anantharaman Chief Operations Manager

On 10th of May 2018, A freight train laden with Food Corporation of India (FCI) rice consignment from Vriddhachalam was entering Mukhasaparur Station’s loopline to enable the crossing of Salem – Vriddhachalam DEMU Passenger when Shri. Saji, on duty Sweeper-Cum-Porter noticed flames and smoke emanating from the front axle of the 13th wagon from Engine of the Freight train. Immediately, he attracted the attention of the Loco Pilot by showing HOT AXLE Signal. As soon as the Loco Pilot stopped the train in the berthing track, the crew (loco pilot/guard)  of the train rushed to the wagon to put out the fire. Meanwhile, the quick thinking Sweeper cum Porter Shri Saji rushed to the spot with the station fire extinguisher and put off the fire. The cautious approach and quick presence of mind of the agile staff has averted a possible rail mishap and also saved rice produce worth lakhs of rupees.

After the crossing of the Vriddhachalam – Salem Passenger, the freight wagon with the hot axle was detached and the freight train was despatched to Chinnasalem safely.