a. Sections controller’s diary and charge book.
b. Inward message book.
c. Outward message book
d. Working Order register
e. Weather warning and acknowledgement register
f. Sick wagon register.
g. Yard report register.
1. Asking line clear: In order to avoid the detention to passenger trains for crossing a less important train, line clear enquiry for the less important train must not be asked until the train is ready to leave and until the Section Controllers permission has been obtained. The Station Master receiving the line clear enquiry must immediately ask the controller permission to give line clear before giving the reply. The station Master on duty is entirely responsible for seeing that the necessary General and Subsidiary rules and station Working Rules are observed before giving Line Clear.
The control organization of Indian Railways is the nerve centre of train operations. It controls the asset management of the Railways, in a dynamic situation, round the clock incessantly moving trains on its entire network. It has come a long way from being an exclusively telephone based system emerging in the form of an Information Technology enabled organization.This basic structure of Operating control on Indian Railways exists at the Divisional Level, which has also been extended to Area control levels. In addition, Central Control office is situated in the headquarters office and one at Railway Board.
Functions of the Traffic Department
1. Proper and Economical use of available resources such as locomotives, Rolling stock, track, signalling and telecommunication equipment and manpower etc.
2. Timely planning for additional line/track and rolling stock capacities based on realistic traffic forecasts.
3. Better Quality of service: This will include the following:- A. Passenger Train Operation
(i) Better Time-Table.
(ii) Punctuality of passenger carrying trains.
(iii) Adequate & proper accommodation for passengers to travel.
(iv) Safety of passengers. B. (Goods Train Operation)