Ircon signs deal with Lankan Rlys for signalling system

Press Trust of India New Delhi | Updated on August 18, 2011

The Railway PSU Ircon has entered into an agreement with the Sri Lankan Railways for installation of signalling and telecommunication system on the rail network in that country.

The project, to be executed in the northern province of Sri Lanka at a cost of $86.51 million, will enhance safety at level crossings and provide GPS-based station clock system, and public address system etc. at major stations, the PSU said a statement.

The work will cover the entire section in Anuradhapura - Kankesanturai and Medawachchiya - Tallai Mannar sections covering a length of 313 km and 28 stations.

An MoU was signed in this regard in Colombo between the GM of Sri Lanka Railways, Mr B.A.P. Ariyarathna, and the Managing Director of Ircon, Mr Mohan Tiwari.

Signalling work will involve provision of centralised control panel, interlocking colour light signal with electrically operated points, and train detection system, the statement said.

Published on August 18, 2011

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