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WAGON CENSUS ON BROAD GAUGE

WAGON CENSUS ON BROAD GAUGE


There are nearly 2,25,000 wagons exist in the Indian Railways spread over 16 zones duly allotted to various divisions according to their requirements. It becomes very difficult to ascertain the performance of them if we don’t monitor their movements. Monitoring the movement of wagons is done by stations and control offices and through the FOIS net work. These exercises are done on a daily basis and periodically also. Due to adjustments in loading in interchanges of trains, powers, empties and loads the link in constantly maintaining the physical availability of rolling stock becomes inaccurate. Hence an exercise called WAGON CENSUS is conducted every year for coaching and goods stock. It is separately conducted for coaching and goods, separately for BG and MG.

History of Rail Transport in India

History of Rail Transport in India

The history of rail transport in India began in the mid-nineteenth century. In 1849, there was not a single kilometer of railway line in India. By 1929, there were 66,000 km (41,000 mi) of railway lines serving most of the districts in the country. At that point of time, the railways represented a capital value of some British

Sterling Pounds 687 million, and carried over 620 million passengers and approximately 90 million tons of goods a year. The railways in India were a group of privately owned companies. The military engineers of the East India Company, later of the British Indian Army, contributed to the birth and growth of the railways

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