Brake Power Rules For Coaching Train:
BRAKE POWER CERTIFICATE:
- For a coaching train, BPC is issued after examination in pit line by JE/SSE/C&W.
- Brake power percentage should be 100.
In pit line, there are two types of examinations.
- Primary maintenance
- Secondary maintenance.
This is carried out by the base depot. This includes thorough under gear examination, brake power testing, and amenity checking, cleaning, and watering. Also, all the schedules like ‘A’ schedule, ‘B’ schedule, IOH schedule and POH schedules of each coach is closely monitored and action was taken for their attention.
This is carried out at the other end after completion of one trip for long distance express trains. This includes thorough under gear examination, brake power testing, and amenity checking, cleaning, and watering. (Except schedules).
TYPES OF BPC’s:
- Single BPC
- Return BPC
- Round BPC
This BPC is issued for the single trip only to long-distance express trains which earn more than 3500 km in both up & down directions put together.
- Trichy to Howrah
- After secondary maintenance
- Howrah to Trichy
This BPC is issued for both up and down trips to express trains which earn less than 3500 km in both up and down directions put together.
- Chennai central to Mumbai
- And for the return journey the same BPC after the platform TXR attention.
This BPC is issued for short distance express trains and passenger trains which earn less than 3500 km or 4 days whichever is earlier for lavatory trains and 7 days for non-lavatory trains.
Example: For the Express trains between Madurai, Chennai, and Karaikudi. On reaching MS& KKDI, the BPC will be collected and preserved. For the return journey, the same BPC is issued after platform attention.