Train Controller

Traffic Controller

Traffic Apprentices

Minimum Graduate or Diploma in Rail Transport and Management

Will be updated

The tasks a Section Controller, Railway is expected to perform include:

Controlling movement of rail traffic within his section

Arranging crossing of trains, efficient utilization of wagons and formation of goods trains at junction stations

Re -scheduling rolling stock, transhipment, etc. in case of accidents and breakdowns

Maintaining charts of running trains and ensures receipt and submission of prescribed reports and returns

Proficient in controlling movement of rail traffic within his territorial jurisdiction by constant telephonic contact with stations and on basis of information received regarding movement of trains and rolling stock at different stations

Adept at coordinating crossing of trains within his section with adjoining divisions and railways according to time table

Well-versed in obtaining full utilisation of wagons by adjusting supply and demand of wagons at different stations and controlling formation of trains at marshalling yard accordingly

Knowledge of recommending changes in time table in accordance with public request and requirement

Ability to focus for long hours

Diligent and hardworking

Problem solving skills

Eye for detail

Good mathematical skills

Accuracy in work

It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working hours are 9/10 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Arm (OA) and those who have One Leg (OL)

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health hazards include stress, sitting for long hours, etc.

Occupational hazards include shoulder and back pain, neck pain, fatigue, headache, heart diseases, depression and anxiety, risk of metabolic syndrome, etc.

For freshers INR 5,500 to INR 9,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Indian Railways

Indian Railway is one of the largest world?s railway networks which is appreciated and accepted by the rest world. The tracks of the Indian Railways are spreading over 115000 km in the route of 65000 km and 7500 stations. Indian Railways is Indian state owned network which is operated and control by the Ministry of Railway, Government of India. Indian Railways is divided into 4 zones Northern Railways, Eastern Railways, Southern Railways and Western Railways. Indian Railways has around 1.3 million of employees dedicated to sharpen the quality and workings of Indian Railways. And Indian Railways keep recruiting more employees throughout the year.

Railways Jobs are the one of the highly preferred and searchable jobs by the desirable candidates and also having a huge scope in India. Well, Indian Railway are never ending network in India that means there may be a chances of Advancement and Development but there will be 0% chances of the termination of Indian Railways. So having Jobs in Indian Railways is the great thing to be secure in the whole life and to earn higher income.

From the Low Level to the Top Level, Indian Railways issued the vacancies to join the Indian Railways each year. The regions are divided into four and each region released their recruitment notification. Every year around lakhs number of vacancies is released by the Indian Railways of the every region in which large number of people applied for and some of them deserving and suitable candidates get the job in the Railways.

Indian Railways

Towns and cities across India

Will be updated

All colleges across India

All Zonal Railway Training Institutes across India


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