DETAIL OF RE-SIGNALLING PROJECT LODHRAN-SHAHDARA BAGH SECTION OF PAKISTAN RAILWAYS
The project for replacement of old and obsolete signal gear from Lodhran-Khanewal via Multan-Shahdara Bagh main line section of Pakistan Railways has been approved by ECNEC at a total cost of Rs. 10.720 billion with FEC Rs. 7.989 billion and is under execution. Islamic Development Bank is financing the project equal to US$ 140.000 million. Under this project. the Computer Based Interlocking shall be installed at 31 stations and Auto Block System at 433 Kms length. Automatic Train Protection (ATP) shall be provided in 160 locomotives on the section equipped with the system. The train shall stop automatically, in case, the Driver does not apply brake while approaching red signaL The modernized signalling system (CBI) will replace the existing out-lived signalling system. After completion of the project, the line capacity, efficiency, safety and punctuality of train shall be enhanced manifold. Successful implementation of the newly introduced system needs training abroad in Computer Based Interlocking (CBI), Cab-Signalling with Automatic Train Protection (ATP), Automatic Block System, Uninterrupted Power Supply, Battery, Optical Fiber/Signal Cables and Switching System etc. For this purpose adequate provision has been made in the contract agreement. For imparting training to Pakistani engineers and Technicians 32 man months have been earmarked.