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Functions of Operating Department

Railway operation encompasses all the activities connected with the running of a railway. However, Operating department in particular has its role in producing a service called Transportation. In this activity, Operating department harnesses the efforts of all the departments of the Railways and optimizes usage of operational assets viz. track, signals fixed installations and rolling stock. Broadly, the functions can be categorized as under:

  • Planning of Transport Service
  • Running of trains and continuous watch
  • Safety
  • Economy and efficiency

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