POOJA DOMADIA Mumbai
Commuters on the main line of Central Railway ( CR) between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ( CST) to Kalyan would soon be able to find the exact time in which the train is expected to reach the station. This woul
d be possible after the Train Management System ( TMS) will be fully installed on the suburban CR main line network, which is assured in two monthsalt39 time.
” Although the system has been installed but it us partially active due to some technical reasons and will be fully activated in about two months time,” said a senior CR official on condition of anonymity. The project, more than a decade in the making, comes at a cost of Rs 48 crore for CR. ” With the system being in place completely, commuters will be able to find the real time in which the train is expected to reach a particular station,” added the official.
TMS ensures that when you stand at a platform waiting for your local train you will know exactly how long you can expect to wait for it. Western Railway ( WR) has its TMS in place since 2004. ” Currently the system has been activated at stations from Masjid Bunder to Kurla on trial basis,” said VA Malegaonkar, CPRO, CR. The TMS made by a German firm Bombadier has also eased the technical function for the controllers of the CR suburban railways. TMS controllers at the control room at CST station constantly monitor the movement of trains displayed on large screens.
” Although the system has been installed, it is partially active due to some technical reasons and will be fully activated in about two monthsalt39time.” SENIOR CR OFFICIAL ON CONDITION OF ANONYMITY.