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MODULES FOR JE/ P WAY- INDUCTION (PHASE-I)

Module
No.

Lesson Content

Class
Room

Model
Room

PJEIN101

ORGANIZATION OF RAILWAYS , DUTIES OF P.WAY STAFF

19

0

1

Overview of organization of Railways

3

0

2

Brief introduction to Track and its components particularly related with
inspection

4

0

3

Duties of Key man,

2

0

4

Duties of Mate,

2

0

5

Duties of PWS,

2

0

6

Duties of JE/P. Way,

4

0

7

Duties of SSE/P.Way,

2

0

PJEIN102

RAILS & JOINTS

46

10

1

Rail, Evaluation of Weight and its relation to axle loads,

2

0

2

Standard sections, grade, UTS & service life, classification, Rolling
marks,

3

2

3

Careful loading, unloading, stacking & handling of rails, special
precautions for high UTS/ HH rails.

2

0

4

Straightening of kinks by Jim crow

1

0

5

Corrosion, Anticorrosion treatment

4

0

6

Wear & its causes,

2

0

7

Joints, Types, fish-plate, fish-bolts, anti-sabotage fish bolts,
Combination fish-plates, Skimmed fish-plates, Chamfering of bolt
holes, expansion/contraction of rails, requirement and provision of gap at joints, gapless/machined joints, Relation to rail temperature,

4

2

8

Insulated, Expansion joints for bridges & long welded rails,

2

2

9

General quantities for1 km of track,

1

0

10

Fracture, codification, Restoration of traffic, how to report,

4

0

11

Preservation and testing of fractured rails,

2

0

12

Rail flaws/ defects

4

1

13

USFD: Ultrasonic flaw detection, fundamentals of ultrasonic waves, defect detection, need based concept of USFD, components tested,
frequency of testing, marking of defects, action to be taken, brief description of various types of USFD machines and probes used,
calibration and sensitivity checking, defect codification, limitations of
USFD, SPURT Car

10

2

14

Glued joints (in situ/ prefab), ordinary & one meter long insulated joints

3

1

15

Rail grinding

2

0

PJEIN103

SLEEPERS & FASTENINGS

29

7

1

Sleepers and functions, Types used in India, Obsolete, Current and
future

1

0

2

Study of CST-9: ordinary jaw, reverse jaw, Steel Trough: Loose jaw,
Pad plated and turnouts, Wooden: Approved species, Durable and non-durable, Sizes for plain track, Bridges & turnouts for various gauges

3

2

3

Need to use wooden sleepers on track circuited sections and on weak
arch bridges, Treated and untreated sleepers, Creosoting, handling & stacking, Protection from fire hazard, End binding, Adzing & boring, Size of augers from different spikes, Rail & plate screws, Bolts, Elastic fastenings.

2

0

 

Fastenings for Wooden, ST, CST-9 sleepers: Two way keys,
Oversize keys and loose jaws, Spikes dog and round, Rail and Plate screw, Bolt, hook and fang, special bearing pad for steel sleepers,

2

2

 

Spacing of sleepers of joints on metal sleepers road. Pattern of driving keys. Quantities per km.

1

0

 

Comparison between types, Advantages,     Disadvantages,
Criteria for determining unserviceable sleepers, Fastenings Tie bars &
cotters, MS bearing plates, Flat canted CI bearing plates, Ordinary canted & anti creep,

2

0

4

Number & pattern of driving spikes or screws on straight, Curves, Turnouts & bridges, Instructions for use of bearing plates, Dating of
wooden sleepers, Composite sleepers.

2

0

5

Concrete sleepers, Twin block RCC, Mono-block pre-stressed,
General aspects, Instructions for usability of different sleepers on different routes, main lines and long welded rails, Special sleepers for L xings, turnout, SEJ, bridges approach and sharp curves

6

1

6

Precaution for handling of PSC sleepers.

2

0

7

PSC SLEEPERS: Density of sleepers on different routes

2

0

8

Fastenings for PSC sleepers: Malleable cast iron inserts, Elastic Rail
Clips, various types, toe load and its measurement, criteria for fastening renewal, Rubber pads, Liners,  Anti sabotage arrangements for various sleepers, Creep anchors, method for fixing, Box anchoring.

4

2

9

Sleepers at joints & their spacing for concrete sleeper track

2

0

PJEIN104

FORMATION & BALLAST

27

0

1

Formation, Function

2

0

2

Typical sections of track on banks and cuttings for single/double lines
on all gauges,

3

0

3

Drainage, Slope on top of formation, side and catch water drains,

2

0

4

Bearing Capacity of soil in relation to cable ducting

2

0

5

Causes for formation failure (Rehabilitation of weak formation).

8

0

6

Ballast Functions & types,

2

0

7

Ballast sections on different routes for straights and curves on single/double lines, On different gauges for fish plated track, SWR and
LWR, Sections for branch lines, Loop and sidings.

4

0

8

Quantities for different sections.

2

0

9

Specification for track ballast

2

0

PJEIN105

Railway track & track Structure-I

8

0

1

Different Gauges,

4

0

2

Classification of Routes

4

0

PJEIN106

TRACK STRCUTURE IN YARDS

8

2

1

Track Structure (yards) Simple layouts, loops, gathering neck , overrun
line, shunting neck, hot axle/fuel/stabling siding,

2

1

2

Isolation derailing switch, Scotch block, Hay's derail, Sand hump, dead
ends, Catch & slip siding, Fouling marks, Restriction in use of 1 in 8½
turnouts on passenger lines,

2

1

3

Distance pieces to platform lines:

1

0

4

Restrictions regarding change of grade on approaches of turnout

2

0

5

Basic knowledge of S & T equipments

1

0

PJEIN107

TURNOUTS - INTRODUCTION

8

1

1

Turnouts, Definition and description of components and terms,

2

0

2

Standard types, Ordinary built-up and high manganese crossings
straight switches, Curved switches, Thick web switches, Derailing switches, Spring points, other crossing types

4

1

3

Permissible speeds, Restriction on use of 1 in 8½ T/out on passenger running lines, symmetrical split

2

0

PJEIN108

TURNOUTS - ASSEMBLY & LAYING

57

2

1

Method of assembling all turnouts, Main dimensions and off sets of lead curve for setting out,

10

0

2

Contrary and similar flexure turnouts: Definition, Calculations for lead &
radius,

15

0

3

Diamond crossings, scissors crossovers with single and double slips, Definitions and description of components and terms, Switch
diamonds, advantage of raising inside check rail of obtuse xings,

10

0

4

Methods of assembly,

10

0

5

Main dimensions for setting out, Laying & Maintenance of fan shaped turnouts, Maintenance of Turn /outs with reference to CMS crossing.

12

2

PJEIN109

CROSSOVERS

45

3

1

Calculation for laying cross over, Cross over between straight parallel
tracks with same & different no. of crossings

8

0

2

Cross over between curved parallel tracks, Cross over between
inclined tracks.

8

0

3

Scissors X-over, Definition and description of components and parts,
Standard layouts, Methods of assembly, Main dimensions for setting out,

6

0

4

Gathering lines, Xing angles and limiting angle layouts,

6

0

5

Calculations for different turnouts and spacing, Miscellaneous layouts:
(1) Triangle (2) Three throw. (3) Double junctions (4) Gauntleted track
(Brief description)

16

0

6

Hands on to Computer software for layout calculation

1

3

PJEIN110

DIVERSIONS

14

0

1

Definition, Types of diversions,

2

0

2

Standard for laying diversions,

6

0

3

Calculating length of diversions

6

0

 

TRACK STRUCTURE -II

 

 

PJEIN111

LEVEL CROSSINGS

24

5

1

Level crossings: Classification, types

2

0

2

Normal Position of Gates, Locking arrangement,

2

1

3

Equipments

1

1

4

Features  of  track  at  and  in  approaches  of  level  crossings,  Annual overhauling, Maintenance of road surface and approach track, Check
rails-types, correct clearances, Visibility

4

0

5

Requirement  Checking  of  equipments  and  knowledge  of  rules  of
gatemen,

2

1

6

Census at L- xing,

2

0

7

Inspection of L-xing, Duties of gatekeeper, Hot axle train parting,

3

1

8

Speed breakers, Road sign Boards, Provision of new LC, Manning, De-
manning, interlocking and replacement with ROB, closure, shifting and replacement with limited height subways/ RUBs , Elimination Specification

8

1

PJEIN112

BRIDGES & TRACK STRUCTURE ON BRIDGES

24

2

1

Bridges:  Classification,  Types,  Track  Structure  on  girder  Bridges, ballasted  decks,  arch  bridges,  tunnels,  provision  of  guard  rails,  re-
railing ramps

8

2

2

Importance   of   maintaining   correct   gauge,   Alignment   and   tight
fastenings,  Preparation,  Renewal  bridge  timber  &  Steel  channel sleeper,

8

0

3

Attention to approach track & strengthening, Cleaning of waterway, Checking guard rails.

8

0

PJEIN113

TUNNELS

8

0

PJEIN114

Ballast Depot, Training out ballast, DMT operation

6

0

PJEIN115

ASH PITS

2

0

 

WELDED RAILS

 

 

PJEIN116

SHORT WELDED RAILS (SWR)

10

2

1

Definition, Track Structure for SWR,

2

2

2

Conditions of laying, Maintenance of SWR,

4

0

3

Gap survey & adjustment of gap.

4

0

PJEIN117

LONG WELDED RAILS (LWR)

44

8

1

Definitions,

4

0

2

Various types of Rail thermometers,

2

0

3

Permitted locations for laying, Track Structure, Laying of LWR,

8

0

4

De-stressing - with and without rail tensors

6

8

5

Repairs of Rail fracture,

4

0

6

Repairs of buckling,

4

0

7

Maintenance precautions, Overhauling, Deep screening, Renewal,

5

0

8

cold & hot weather patrolling,

3

0

9

Determination of stress free temperature.

2

0

10

Inspection of LWR and remedial actions for correction of gaps at SEJ,
Hysterasis loop

4

0

11

Competency level to carry out various works in LWR track, Dos &
Don’ts

2

0

PJEIN118

WELDING OF RAILS

14

8

1

Necessity of welding rail joints,

2

0

2

SPW, Wider gap Welding, compressed air preheating, 3 piece mould
AT welding technique

4

0

3

Precautions to be observed during AT weld for good quality,

2

6

4

Tolerances for finished A.T. welds & FB Welds,

2

2

5

Brief idea about FB welds, Testing of welds, Mobile flash-butt welding

4

0

PJEIN119

RAIL FLAWS & TESTING

4

0

1

Visuals examination (Keyman’s)

2

0

2

USFD Testing

2

0

PJEIN120

MAINTENANCE

21

4

 

Introduction

1

0

1

Object of good maintenance,

4

0

2

Service, Maintenance tolerances and Approved methods, Beater
packing, Off-track machines and 'On track' machines,

6

0

3

Approved systems, Systematic Maintenance conventional through
packing, directed track maintenance and 3-tier system of maintenance

2

0

4

Pre-monsoon, during monsoon and post monsoon attention.

2

2

5

Record of Gang work, Gang chart/diary, Keyman's diary, Mate's diary,
Record of work of Artisans and other workmen.

4

2

6

Half yearly reports on conditions of permanent way, PWI's Section
Register, P. Way plans and diagrams

2

0

PJEIN121

REGULAR MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS

70

2

1

Regular works: Through packing,

6

0

2

Picking of slacks,

2

0

 

Maintenance of concrete sleeper track

8

0

3

Overhauling,

4

0

4

Deep screening

6

0

5

Cleaning of drains and water ways,

2

0

6

Lubrication of joints and lubrication of rails in straight and on curves,
maintenance of rail joints,

2

0

7

Incidental works: Creep, Importance of joint gaps, Gap surveys,

4

0

8

Buckling,

2

0

9

Prevention of creep, Creep anchors, Anti-creep fastenings,
Measurement of creep, Markers, Creep register; Creep adjustment, Adjusting joint sleepers.

4

2

10

Lifting and lowering of track: Undesirability of lowering maximum lifting/lowering at one time, Provision of ramps at ends, Adequate
ballast cushion and drainage after lowering.

4

0

11

Sample of standard section of track:

2

0

12

Maintenance of special layout : Points & Crossings, SE/P. Way's register,

6

0

13

Periodic inspection and programmed attention, Importance of correct
gauge, Alignment packing, Tight fastenings and clearances,

4

0

14

Overhauling, Coordination with signal and operating departments,
Maximum wear of xing making up wear by welding, Welding of joints on turnouts, gapless joints for crossing joints.

4

0

15

Special attention to maintenance of platform lines and drainage,
corrosion of rails, metal sleepers, fastening of concrete sleepers and problem of groove formation, maintenance of turn in curves

4

0

16

Basic knowledge of OHE, Maintenance in electrified territories, maintenance of track circuited sections, use of insulated trolleys,
Gauges and other tools, maintenance of insulated joints, glued joints. Felling/Cutting/pruning of trees obstructing view or very close to OHE

5

0

17

Maintenance technique on suburban routes wherever applicable

1

0

PJEIN122

PROTECTION, RESTRICTIONS & INDICATIONS

13

2

1

Hand signals in day and night, Hand flags, Hand lamps, Banner flags, Detonators & fusee, life of detonators, testing, fog signals/fusee

3

2

2

Engineering, Indicators, Temporary and permanent,

4

0

3

Works of short and long duration, Protection during emergency Caution
order.

6

0

PJEIN123

PATROLLING

14

0

1

Necessity of patrolling,

1

0

2

Kinds of patrolling i.e. Key men’s daily patrol, Gang patrol, Monsoon
security, Hot and cold weather patrolling, Watch at vulnerable points, Weather warnings, Single and double frequency patrolling,

6

0

3

Patrol charts, Patrol books and equipments, Selection and duties of patrolmen,

4

0

4

Night checks & Inspections

2

0

5

Felling/Cutting/pruning of trees obstructing view, very close to OHE

1

0

PJEIN124

MECHANIZED MAINTENANCE

40

6

1

Need for mechanization, model of mechanized maintenance,

2

0

2

3 tiers system of track maintenance, Working of MMUs

8

0

3

Small track machines: types, use in maintenance, spot attention with
off track tampers , Troubleshooting and system of repairs &
maintenance

12

4

4

Pre-requisites to tamping and other machine working, Pre & Post and during attentions for tamping and other machine working,

12

0

5

Design mode tamping : survey and procedure of tamping

6

2

PJEIN125

TOOLS & EQUIPMENTS

12

3

1

Measuring tools

4

1

2

MSP Tool kit

4

1

3

Regular Maintenance Tools

4

1

PJEIN126

TROLLEY/LORRY/DOLLY WORKING

14

0

1

Distinction between Trolley, Lorry & motor Trolley,

1

0

2

Competency Certificate,

1

0

3

Working of Push Trolley, Lorry & motor Trolley, Its equipment,

6

0

4

Protection, Working of rail dolly and its protection

4

0

5

Trolley Refuges

2

0

PJEIN127

RECONDITIONING OF MATERIALS AND TOOLS

18

0

1

Reconditioning of tools by forging, Forge -welding and riveting of new sections,

2

0

2

Reconditioning of P. Way materials, Rails, Welding of scabbed rails,
cropping of rail ends, hole drilling and chamfering of bolt hole in rails

4

0

3

Wooden sleepers, Plugging spikes, Shifting rail seat, End binding,
Steel sleepers, Welding special pads for pandrol clips and use of moon washers/ Mota singh liner for elongated holes, Repressing of fishplates, Use of shims, Beaters etc.

6

0

4

Reconditioning of worn out crossings and switches, type of electrodes used, RDSO approved vendor and welder system

6

0

 

SAFETY

 

 

PJEIN128

CRS SANCTION & SCHEDULE OF DIMENSIONS

14

0

1

Works requiring CRS sanction

2

0

2

Various schedules of dimensions related to P. Way

8

0

3

Infringements, Register of infringements

2

0

4

Movement of ODC

2

0

 

Total(16 weeks)

613

67

1

Need for vertical curve, Grades, Equivalent radius,

2

0

2

Calculations and setting out a vertical curve, Level pegs for accurate maintenance,

8

0

3

Vertical curves on LWR

2

0

PJEIN133

REALIGNMENT OF CURVES

32

12

1

Re-alignment of curves, String lining of curves, Need for curve
adjustment,

2

0

2

Criteria for realignment, Curve register, Versine survey,

4

0

3

Calculations of slews by double summation method,

8

0

4

Slewing to revised versine, Local adjustment,

4

2

5

Optimization method of curve realignment,

6

2

6

Curve indication boards & curve posts.

2

0

7

Hands on to Computer software for curve realignment calculations

6

8

PJEIN134

TRACK RENEWALS

38

0

1

Casual renewals, Complete track renewals, Through rail renewals,
Through Sleeper renewals, Through fitting renewal and through ballast renewal,

6

0

2

Criteria for unserviceability for casual renewals,

2

0

3

Criteria for TRR, TSR,

4

 

4

Methods of renewals, Preparation, Labour Organisation, Tools, Ballast,

10

0

5

Careful handling of materials, Speed restrictions and post relaying attention,

4

0

6

Picking of released materials, Classification & disposal, Relaying with
PQRS equipment, Record of relaying, Track relaying train, Relaying of turnout with T-28, New track laying standards, Handing over/Taking over of new track.

12

0

PJEIN135

INSPECTIONS, TRACK RECORDING & MONITORING

38

8

1

Object of inspection,

2

0

2

Riding quality, TGI, Track geometry, Condition of track structure,
Correct methods of work, Testing knowledge of rules,

8

0

3

Method of Inspection: Push trolley, Motor trolley, Foot inspection,
Engine & Rear van Inspection, Amsler car, TRRC, Oscillograph car, OMS, TFMS, Mobile USFD (Spurt Car)

10

4

4

Frequency of inspection: Inspection register, Repetitive defects and
their Rectification, Permissible accelerations as recorded by oscillograph car,

6

0

5

Inspection of track geometry, inspection of Gang's work: quality, methods, progress, tools and equipments, knowledge of rules,
attendance, Gang chart and diary, inspection of finished work, Inspection of bad riding spots, spots identified by TRC for urgent
maintenance, Systematic measurement and investigation of defect

12

4

PJEIN136

ACCIDENTS & DISASTER MANAGEMENT

30

2

1

Duties of JE-II/P. Way in disaster management

2

0

2

Sounding of hooters & classification of accidents,

2

0

3

Action to be taken on reaching site, First aid, preservation of clues,
Assessment of men and materials for restoration, Recording site and track particulars, Preparation of a sketch, Expeditious restoration,

6

0

4

Drivers report on bad riding, Breaches & its types, Prevention & action
during breach, Vigilance on Railway Affecting tanks

4

0

5

Enquiries - General ideas about procedure and composition of Accident
Committee,

4

0

6

Classification of enquiries & time schedule, Accidents at work spots,
Engineering ART materials

4

0

7

Mechanism of derailment, Various defetcs of rolling stocks and IRCA's
rejection limits, Disaster Management

8

2

 

CE-MIS (TMS)

 

 

PJEIN137

TMS

10

0

1

Track Management System: Introduction to TMS, purpose, advantages, main features

10

0

PJEIN138

CONTRACT MANAGEMENT

41

0

1

Definition of agreement /contract, Types & forms of contract

4

0

2

Tenders, Tender committee, GCC & SCC, SOR for P. Way works,
Quality control measures at site,

6

0

3

Various registers to be maintained for progress, Quality, safety of
contractors persons, Safety measures at work site,

4

0

4

Accountal of new and Released material, Issue and receipt from
contractors, Important points from vigilance angle,

4

0

5

Awarding of contract, Earnest money, SEM, Security deposit

4

0

6

Preparation of Contractor's On-Account/Running  & Final Bills, Material
Statements, Maintenance Period, Warranty/guarantee clauses, release of security deposit

3

0

7

Time extensions to date of completion of contract,

2

0

8

Hiring of tools and plants to Contractors

3

0

9

Supervision of contractual works, Safety at work-site, Common
ignorance. Dos & Don’ts for contract matters

4

0

10

Termination, Disputes, redressal, arbitration

3

0

11

Duties towards payment to contractor’s labour and maintenance of records as per labour laws

4

0

PJEIN139

LAND MANAGEMENT

20

0

1

Land acquisition,

4

0

2

Demarcation of land boundaries,

2

0

3

Licensing/leasing,

4

0

4

Relinquishment of railway land,

2

0

5

Type of encroachments and PPE Act.

8

0

PJEIN140

COMPUTER & THEIR USAGE

24

18

1

Various languages suitable for Civil Engineering applications,

2

0

2

Windows,

6

6

3

MS- Office: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint

10

6

4

Use of Internet, Latest advancement in Information Technology & e-
mail.

6

6

PJEIN141

TRANSPORTATION

37

10

1

Knowledge of GR& SR, Various systems of working, Essentials of
absolute & automatic block system,

10

2

2

Classification of stations, Simple layouts & condition for granting
permission to approach, single line working on double line, Reception of train on blocked line and starting from non-signaled line, TFC, Interlocking, Recovery Time

11

4

3

Important definitions, General rules applying to Railway servants,

6

0

4

Signals, General provisions, Description of fixed signals, Hand signals, Detonating signal flare signal, Defective fixed signal, Rules for passing
defective signals,

10

4

PJEIN142

OFFICE & STORES

13

0

1

Procuring of office stationary and stores, Procuring of P. Way stores for maintenance and for special works, Classification of stores, Accountal
of stores, Stock verification reports, Disposal of scrap & surplus stores, Overhauling of stores, Numerical ledgers & inventory control, Section
register of SE/P. Way

4

0

2

Classification of stores, Stock verification, Stock sheet, Submission of returns, Inventory control, Maintenance of DMTR and ledgers,
Submission of store returns in time,  Materials at site register, Imprest
Store, T&P Store

6

0

3

Functioning of divisional Stores Depots and Track Depot, Requirement of materials for casual renewal and sanctioned renewals, Working out
list for track materials, Proper care & upkeep of store.

3

0

PJEIN143

PERSSONEL

24

0

1

Muster, Pay sheet, Pay Bands, Grade Pay; Allowances,

1

0

2

Wage period, Bill preparation, Filling up of TA & OT Journals, Witnessing of payment, unpaid wages.

1

0

3

Passes and leave.

3

0

4

Medical Assistance and Medical Examination Rules

1

0

5

Establishment Records in SSE/ JE P Way office

1

0

6

Trade Test; Other channels of promotions

2

0

7

Settlement:- PF, Pension, Gratuity, Leave Encashment; Filling up of
Pension Booklet

2

0

8

Welfare Schemes & SBF

2

0

9

Industrial Relations:-Unions & Associations, PNM, JCM

2

0

10

Railway Services (Conduct) Rules, D&A Rules

3

0

11

Categories of staff under Hours of Employment Regulations

1

0

12

Labour Laws- overview; Display of Statutory Notices, Inspection by
Labour Enforcement Officer

1

0

13

Payment of Wages Act, Minimum Wages Act, Contract Labour Act

2

0

14

Workmen's Compensation Act, Action in case of injury on duty, Ex-
Gratia Payment.

2

0

PJEIN144

RAJBHASHA

12

0

1

Directives in use of Raj Bhasha in day-to-day working.

12

0

 

Total (10 weeks)

374

66

 

Grand Total

1 120

 

Note:- Periods suggested for Class Room and Model Room against the topics above are indicative. Minor modifications may be made with the approval of PCE, in case local circumstances so warrant.

Ref: Railway Board letter No. E(MPP)/2009/3/17 dated 23.2.2010(RBE No. 34/2010)

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