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Traction Installation

Welcome to Traction Installation Directorate


Role of Traction Installation Directorate:

Traction Installation Directorate is engaged in design, development and introduction of appropriate technology for equipment related to Traction Distribution System. The Directorate is involved in evolving designs & standards to improve the reliability & availability of Traction Power Supply to Traction Distribution Network of Indian Railways. The main activities of the directorate are as under:

  • Design & development of equipment used for Electrified Railway’s Traction System in India i.e. Traction Sub-Stations Equipment and Over Head Line Equipment.
  • Standardization of equipment used for 25 kV Traction System & 2x25 kV AT System.
  • Providing technical consultancy in the field of Traction Power Distribution and Railway Electrification to Indian Railways and other agencies like - Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. - REMCL - MRVC - RITES - IRCON - Various State owned Metro Rail System.


Organization Chart:

Brief Achievements in last one year:

  1. PSI Guideline for Increasing Speed Potential to 160kmph on NDLS-HWH & NDLS-BST Routes issued to Zonal Railways on 24.11.2020 vide letter no. TI/PSI/TSS/POLIC Y/19 dated 24.11.2020.
  2. Traction Substation and switching stations drawing with reduced area for 2X25kV system.
  3. Guideline for use of 25 kV composite Insulator with 1600 mm.
  4. Standard plan height gauge for level crossing (for clear span upto 7.3m & above 7.3m upto 12.2m) details of structures & foundation.
  5. Normal OHE employment schedule mast (9.5m) basic wind speed 55 m/s , wind pressure 216 kgf/sq.m (without RC & without earth wire) 1000 tension in cat.65 sq. Mm & 1000 in cont. Wire 107
  6. Technical specification for corrosion resistant paint system for outdoor structures of traction distribution and traction rolling stock.
  7. Technical specification of spraying zinc coating on the OHE mast for railway electrification


Current assignments in hand:

  • OHE design guidelines for 200 kmph test track issued to NWR on 19.05.2020
  • OHE and PSI guidelines for 160 Kmph operation train on Delhi-Howrah and Delhi - Mumbai route issued on 23.10.2020 and 24.11.2020
  • Technical instructions for guidelines for "Rigid Catenary Overhead Conductor System for use in Tunnels and Retractable Rigid Overhead Conductor System in sidings/Depots" circulated to ZRs on 22.09.2020
  • Development of New Technology Items
  • Cu-Mg catenary wire specification developed
  • Cu-AG contact Wire specification developed.



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