SECUNDERABAD: Ministry of Railways awarded “1st Best Innovation Award” to South Central Railway in the category of Suggestion Scheme of Best Innovations by Indian Railways for the year 2016-17. South Central Railway won the award for its innovative contribution in train operations with the idea of “Automatic Single Car Test Rig” developed by Carriage Work Shop, Lallaguda. This award comprises a cash prize of Rs.3 Lakhs. Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager complimented Carriage Work Shop, Lallaguda for the achievement. The second best innovation awarad was given to Railway Designs and Standards Organization (RDSO), Lucknow and third best innovation award was given to Eastern Railway.
Automatic Single Car Test Rig designed and developed by Carriage Work Shop, Lallaguda is used to perform air brake testing on coaches to ensure proper functioning of Air Brake System. Automatic Single Car Test Rig is designed with state of art programming, which makes it a unique product on Indian Railways. This system authenticates testing of Single Car Air Brake system which ensures Passenger safety in train operation. This machine is so designed that it can work in any climatic condition; robust and suitable for Railway working system. This is a portable machine which will give a power backup up to 6 hours.
The existing manual Air Brake testing system will consume more time and the testing parameters cannot be recorded whereas, the Automatic Single Car Test Rig minimizes the time for testing, avoids human errors, records the tested parameters and stores the data in the Database. The Automatic Single Car Test Rig is developed based on the Micro–Controller programming. The stored data can be printed in the standard format by connecting a printer using the USB port or the data can be transferred to any data storage device. The machine is inbuilt with (DBMS) Data Base Management System to store the test parameters and the same can be retrieved to generate various reports and Managerial information. The stored information can also be used to analyze performance.
SCR Launch Mobile App to Educate Railway Staff
Sri N.Madhusudan Rao, Principal Chief Operations Manager, South Central Railway launched a mobile application for updated information for Railway staff on all subject matters concerning Operating and Commercial departments at Zonal Railway Training Institute(ZRTI), Moula-Ali, Secunderabad on 17th October, 2017.
Speaking on the Occasion, Sri Madhusudan Rao stated that the App is very much useful and helpful to the down level staff also because they can view the information and get their knowledge updated with latest information, Circulars etc with regard to issues pertaining to operating and commercial departments. He opined that the Nation is moving towards digitalization in every aspect, so Railway is also planning to digitalize all the documents and registers such as Train Signal Registers, Private Number Exchange Registers etc. Further, he advised the staff to improve their skills and knowledge to meet the requirements of the nation. He appreciated the ZRTI faculty for developing such a useful mobile app.
The Mobile App is uploaded in Google Play Store which can be downloaded by staff in any smart mobile with Android compatibility. The faculty of ZRTI will upload the mobile app with updated information, amendments and important circulars etc. The updated information upto the last updated time will remain for reference when the user is offline. The app also contains animated clippings on Train working during abnormal conditions.
Later, Sri Madhusudan Rao interacted with the trainees at ZRTI and advised them to perform their duties perfectly. He said that most of the unusual incidents occur because of not following the rules and advised them to go through each one of the rules and strictly adhere. Shri K.V.Rao, Chief Traffic Manager/G&PP, Shri A.L.N.Reddy, Principal, ZRTI also participated in the Program.