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ROLL ON - ROLL OFF

ROLL ON - ROLL OFF:


The Ro - Ro scheme was first introduced in Konkan Railway in 1999. This enables carrying the loaded trucks directly on the railway wagons, thus reducing the expenditure on diesel, wear and tear of tyres and maintenance of trucks for truck operators.
This is providing faster turn round and higher profits to the transporters. This service ensures timely and safe delivery free of any risk factor and without multiple handling of consignments.
This is a regular service between Mangalore to Bombay on Western Ghats cutting down nearly 10 hours transit time. On finding the success, arrangements are made to run such trains between Bombay and Howrah on nominated days.

Importance of Freight Operation:

Importance of Freight Operation:

The freight business is the major source of revenue for the Indian Railway. Main activity centers of freight operation include terminals, yards, control office and stations.

I. Broad Classification of Goods Trains:

1. End to End:

Trains, generally run from the train-originating Terminal to the final destination. This is an express stream of freight trains and does not require any stoppage en route, except for crew change.

PREFERENTIAL TRAFFIC ORDER


PREFERENTIAL TRAFFIC ORDER

Movement of wagon load traffic, is regulated by what is known as the Schedule of Preferential Traffic, laid down by the Central Government (Railway Board) under Section 71 Of The Railways Act, 1989 and is designed to ensure that certain essential commodities and urgent movements are accorded necessary preference at a time when the available transport is not adequate to meet with all the demands. Traffic is classified into 4 categories viz., A, B, C, and D. Commodities registered in the lower categories cannot have preference over those registered in the higher categories although the former may have been registered much earlier.

EMERGENCY RESCUE OPERATION / DISASTER MANAGEMENT

EMERGENCY RESCUE OPERATION / DISASTER MANAGEMENT

COMMAND, CONTROL AND COORDINATION  OF EMERGENCY RESCUE OPERATION ON THE OPEN LINE.

Purpose

i. The purpose of this Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is to delineate responsibilities and procedures for the control and coordination of all responses to emergency situations on the mainline.

ii. To provide step by step guidance on how to deal with incidents should they happen.

iii. Particular note should be taken of the need to provide suitable training to keep staff aware of what needs to be done in the event of a serious incident.

1. Objectives of incident Management Plan.

CAUTION ORDER / SPEED RESTRICTIONS

Why do trains sometimes slow down on some sections instead of continuing at the same speed throughout?


There are many reasons for a reduction in speed. There may be permanent speed restrictions on the section of track: because of sharp curves or curves with inadequate cant; approaches to crossovers, diamonds, etc.; structures too close to the track; ghat sections; lineside tenements or pedestrian traffic; level crossings; old bridges or culverts; inferior track or lighter rails than normally required; unstable trackbed; frequent threat of flooding, etc. The working timetable usu

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