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Electrical /TRD




  • TRACTION DISTRIBUTION department is responsible for maintenance & operation of Overhead equipments, Power supply installations, Substation Installations & remote control to supply necessary electric power to Electric Locomotive/EMU.

  • Electric Traction with 25KV ac was first commissioned on Sealdah Division in 1963 between Sealdah – Naihati and out of total 704.67 RKM in this division 690.075 RKM, i.e. 97.92% route is electrified. The total electrified TKM in Sealdah Division is 1730.128.

  • Traction power supplied from various Feeding post and traction sub-station is controlled by Traction Power Controller (TPC) from Remote Control Centre situated at Sealdah control room.

  • The total number of switching station in this division is 72 including Feeding Post/Traction sub-station. All the operations of these switching posts are controlled by TPC from RCC at Sealdah i.e. remotely operated from RCC at Sealdah.

  • The Remote control system is completely microprocessor based SCADA system where data is logged along with supervisory control. In Sealdah Division SCADA communication is done through OFC.

  • The OHE is maintained by 12 Nos. OHE depots located at Narikeldanga (Sealdah), Barrackpore, Halisahar, Ranaghat, Debagram, Cossimbazar, Barasat, Basirhat in Sealdah North & Central Section and Sealdah (South), Sonarpur, Baruipur & Lakshmikantapur in South Section.

  • Power supply installations are maintained by three nos. depots located at Narkeldanga (Sealdah), Naihati , Sonarpur and one sub depot at Debgram. Besides this Division has one Central Store Depot located at Sealdah, one Tower Wagon Maintenance Depot located at Narkeldanga. Also one Construction Depot located at Sealdah is looking after different Construction activities executed by this division.

  • 25 KV, 50 Hz Single Phase supply for electric traction to feed OHE in SDAH Division is taken from West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd. The Division receives Power at two levels – 25 KV Single Phase supply derived from 5 Grid sub-station owned by WBSEDCL and fed to OHE though 5 feeding post viz. Titagarh, Ranaghat, Ashoknagar in SDAH/North Section and Sonarpur, Lakshmikantapur in SDAH/South Section.

  • 132 KV supply taken from WBSEDCL through Railway owned TSS at Barasat, Debagram & Cossimbazar.

  • 132KV supply is taken from M/s CESC through Railway owned TSS at Chitpore.