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ACCIDENT AND SAFETY ORGANISATION

ACCIDENT

Definition : For the purpose of Railway working, accident is an occurrence in the course of working of Railway which does or may affect the safety of the railway, its engine, rolling stock, permanent way and works, fixed installations, passengers or servant which affect the safety of others or which does or may cause delay to train or loss to the railway property. For statistical purposes accident has been classified in categories from A to R excluding I and O.

Classification of Accidents: (AM 117 –124)

Accidents are classified under following heads -

Coaching codes

Coaching codes

Vehicle codes for Coaching stock:- The following code letters must be used to designate the
various designations of coaching stock in use:

Rules for booking Special Coaches & Special Trains on FTR

Rules for booking Special Coaches & Special Trains on FTR

1. Reservation of special coaches / trains: Application for reservation of carriage must be made through the SM of originating station to the CPTM, giving details of the journey such as destination, route to be followed, halts enroute, and the specific train to which the coach is to be attached at least 30 days in advance and not more than 6 months prior to the commencement of journey.
2. In case any party wishes to requisition a special coach at a short notice of less than 30 days specific permission must be obtained from CPTM.
3. It will be the sole discretion of the Railway Administration to allot a coach / train and programme its movement depending on the availability of coaches, path and other operational considerations.

COACHING VEHICLE CENSUS

COACHING VEHICLE CENSUS

Coaching Vehicle census is conducted as and when, the directives are received from Railway Board. Prior to conducting a coaching vehicle census, CPTM holds a meeting and instructs the census officials. The month, date time of census is notified to all the staff involving in census. Unlike, goods wagon census, coaching vehicles census is not laborious, as the vehicles are generally run in rakes and they are keenly monitored daily. A Cardex system in the coaching cabinet was a method to monitor the movement of individual coaches. After full implementation of COIS, the monitoring of the movement of coaches will be further made easy.

Punctuality

Punctuality

As far as the passenger train operation is concerned the sole and core factor that gauges its efficiency is ‘punctuality’. It is monitored at various levels of Railway Operation and management. It is an all-important index which decides the overall working of passenger operation. It is undeniable and understandable facts that image of Railways solely depend on this factor. Any deviation or dilution of punctuality will lead to doom and gloom on the part of everyone. Considering the essence of punctual running it is the endeavor of every railway man to strain every nerve to achieve this and no stone shall be left unturned.

Concept of punctuality:

Punctuality on its own cannot be defined like any scientific item. It differs with perception of persons. What is punctuality in the eyes of a passenger may not be the same from what railways perceive. Both are striking a different note.

TIME TABLES – INTRODUCTION

TIME TABLES – INTRODUCTION

Time table is a schedule in a table form, showing details of arrivals and departures at every station of all trains carrying passengers. These time tables are issued by every zonal railway, generally every six months. However, with effect from 1st July 1991, new time table is issued once a year in July only. On Indian Railways there is another time table, "Trains at a Glance", which is issued by the Railway Board and carries stoppages of important trains at important stations only all over the Indian Railways, as against the Zonal Time Table which indicates stoppages of all scheduled trains at every station on the railways. The objectives of passenger time table are as under:

1. information for intending passengers regarding

i. schedules of arrivals and departures;
ii. through sectional and suburban trains;
iii. connections at various stations;

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