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Items checked by Sr. DOM daily / at regular intervals, periodically & monthly

Items checked by Sr. DOM daily / at regular intervals:

(i) Interchange of Trains:

Three checks a day (at 08.15 Hrs, 17.00 Hrs, and 22.00 Hrs.)

(ii) Train Running and Train Ordering:

A study will be done at 08.15 Hrs, 17.00 Hrs and at 22.00 Hrs.

(iii) Analysis of DWB:

This should be done in the morning when the forecast being scrutinized.

(iv) Yard Balance:

This should be checked once in morning secondly at 17.00 Hrs. This information also should be given in a proforma.

(v) Unloading:

Previous day’s unloading and left over for unloading is assessed. Planning for the day’s unloading should be checked. Placement of wagons done for the day also should be checked. In the evening the position has to be ascertained by Sr. DOM once again.

(vi) Loading:

One check in the morning is sufficient. But, if loading is more, an additional check may be done in the evening.

(vii) Transshipment:

The position of Transshipment points should come to Sr. DOM on prescribed proforma twice a day.

(viii) Performance of Sectional Trains:

Every day, Sr. DOM should verify from the Prescribed registers.

(ix) Power Position:

The position of Electric Loco, Diesel Locos should be checked thrice a day. Utilisation may be checked once in a day. Dy.CHC should bring the abnormal delays to the notice of Sr.DOM as and when required.

(x) Average Speed of Goods Trains:

Daily position is given to Sr. DOM. If average speed comes down in a section below the target, Sr.DOM will check up the control chart and suggest corrective measures.

The following items may be checked periodically once in every 10 days:


  • Analysis of performance of sectional trains.
  • Analysis of running link and crack trains.
  • Percentage of Right Time start of trains from yard.
  • Analysis of Detention to trains for reception in yard.

The following are analysed in detail monthly:


  • Average speed of goods trains.
  • Wagon utilization, Engine utilization; and Marshalling yard statistics.
  • Performance of major goods sheds and transship shed.
  • Average detentions to sick and special type of wagons.
  • Loading performance on special commodities and Staff strength.

Review of Freight Operations by Divisional Control Organisation: (objectives)

a) Analysis on shortfalls during the previous day performance and to take remedial measures.
b) Pin pointing areas which need special attention.
c) Providing basic data for planning (forecasting) for the current day.

The items of review may vary appreciably from division to division depending on local conditions and pattern of traffic. Some of the common aspects for review are mentioned below.

(a) Interchange: Prepared in a proforma with details of previous day’s performance, which includes Made over, Taken over. The differences in handing over and taking over and divisional wagon balance shall be mentioned in a proforma.
(b) Trains Running: Number of Trains run section wise, stock cleared (Throughput), and the balance left over is another important aspect to be reviewed.
(c) Analysis of DWB: The analysis should pin point streams and regions which have excessive balances and which need special attention.
(d) Deposition of Empties: It is necessary for mopping up empties with proper planning, loading and to hand over at the interchange points.
(e) Particulars of Stabled Loads: Though some times, it is inevitable to stable the load at enroute stations, efforts to clear them early are to be reviewed.
(f) Yard Balance: Detailed study on the position of individual yards is to be analysed.
(g) Loading / Unloading: The loading and unloading performances are recorded in the proforma wagon wise, Commodity wise and reviewed. For any short fall corrective measures are suggested.
(h) Power Utilisation: At least 8 Hourly position should account for Diesel / Electric loco holding in the division and their deployment. Average detention is to be compared with the target. If any rise in detention, the area of detention is to be identified and remedial action to be taken.
(i) Sick Line Position: Sick Line placement is to be watched. Review whether the full capacity is used or not and releases from sick line is optimum.
(j) Accidents and Unusual Occurrences: This is reviewed daily by the DOM. The area of slack working / Unsafe working are to be identified and action has to be initiated.

Periodical Performance Reporting and analysis of Operating Performance along with compilation of statistical data.

Periodical performance is reported confidentially every month by DRM of each division to GM. It is called Periodical Confidential Demi Official Report (PCDO / MCDO). It is prepared separately by individual departments of division and submitted to respective HODs. Apart from this a consolidated PCDO / MCDO is also sent to GM by DRM.

Additional Guidelines: Additional information and guidelines regarding control are given in various other chapters of the Manual, particularly the chapters on goods train and passenger train operation.

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