LUCKNOW: One of the busiest routes of Indian railway (IR), Ghaziabad-Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay section of north central railway (NCR) zone, becomes the nation’s longest automatic block signaling (ABS) rail track.
The cost-effective ABS system will increase the number of train operations on the existing high-density routes of IR.
According to railways, with the commissioning of ABS system in Sath Naraini- Rundhi- Faizullapur station section of Prayagraj division of NCR, the 762 km long Ghaziabad-Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay section has been fully automated and has also become the longest automatic block signaling section of IR.
As on December 31, 2022, ABS has been installed on 3,706 km over IR.
“Electronic interlocking is being adopted on a large scale to derive benefits of digital technologies in train operation and to enhance safety. Electronic interlocking systems have been provided at 347 stations during 2022-23. So far 2,888 stations have been provided with electronic interlocking covering 45.5% of IR,” said railway.

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