The railway authorities in charge of the Pune-Lonavala section have recently completed a significant upgrade. This work mainly involved installing better signaling systems to make train travel safer and more efficient in that area. Think of signaling systems as traffic lights for trains—they help guide and control the movement of trains on the tracks.
This upgrade is essential because it boosts the capacity of the Pune-Lonavala section. By doing this, it means that more trains can operate on these tracks without causing delays or problems. It’s like widening a road to allow more vehicles to pass through smoothly without congestion.
The great thing about these new systems is that they rely less on human intervention. With better automatic signaling in place, trains can run with minimal human input, reducing the chances of errors or accidents caused by human factors.
This recent work covers a stretch of about 64 kilometers, which is under the Central Railway zone’s control. So far, the Central Railway has been making a lot of progress with these kinds of upgrades. They’ve already completed this automatic signaling work on several other sections across various divisions.
For example, in the Mumbai Division, they’ve finished similar upgrades on routes like CSMT-Kalyan, CSMT-Panvel, Thane-Nerul-Kharkopar, Kalyan-Karjat, and several others. The Bhusawal Division has also seen upgrades on routes like Jalgaon-Bhusawal and Bhusawal-Bodwad. The Nagpur Division has its own set of completed upgrades, including routes like Khapri-Nagpur and Nagpur-Godhni.
But the work doesn’t stop there! The Central Railway still has ongoing projects to upgrade more sections. This year, they’re focusing on completing upgrades on about 61.27 kilometers of tracks. For instance, they’re working on the Biswabridge-Nandura-Jalamb-Shegaon section and the Wardha-Kaotha route. These are important steps to make train travel safer, smoother, and more efficient for everyone using these railway tracks.