Signalling System enhances safety in train operations. Updation and replacement of equipments in use, over Indian Railways is a continuous process and are undertaken based on its condition, operational needs and availability of resources.

In order to further improve safety in train operation and generate additional line capacity, modernization of Signalling System has been taken in hand. Following major steps have been taken.

6010 (96% of total stations) Stations on Indian Railway have already been equipped with modern Electrical/Electronic Signalling Interlocking System.
Electronic Interlocking are being adopted on a large scale to derive benefits of digital technologies in train operation and to enhance safety. So far 1814 stations have been provided with Electronic Interlocking upto 31.12.2019.

III. Axle Counters for Automatic clearance of Block Section (BPAC) are provided to ensure complete arrival of train without manual intervention before granting line clear to receive next train and to reduce human element. These systems have been provided on 5563 block sections upto 31.12.2019.
IV. In order to increase line capacity to run more trains < Vikarabad – Bidar section (250 Route km) of South Central Railway.

Further works on additional 1199 Route km on South Central Railway are also in progress. The System shall provide protection against Signal Passed at Danger (SPAD).

Works for implementation of Centralised Traffic Control (CTC) System to improve line capacity and efficient management of train operations from a central location covering large sections, have also been taken up.