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Electric Traction and Control

ORGANIZATION INSTITUTE Vidhyadeep Institute of Engineering and Technology
CONVENER Mr. Nilesh Tapaniya
CHIEF GUEST Mr. Chandravadan Bhaidasna
WORK PROFILE OF CHIEF GUEST Retired Senior Section Engineer, Indian Railway


Expert Lecture was conducted on intention to make students aware of new technology building up in the recent time as well as make them aware of fundamental of traction. This Expert Lecture can provide students a good platform to enhance their knowledge.


Electric traction was introduced on Indian Railways in year 1925 on 1.5 kV DC and the first electric train ran between Bombay’s Victoria Terminus and Kurla along the Harbour Line of CR, on February 3, 1925, a distance of 9.5 miles, flagged off the then Governor of Bombay Sir Leslie Orme Wilson. In the year 1957, Indian Railways decided to adopt 25 kV 50 Hz AC traction based on French Railway (SNCF) technology.

Over the years many development occur in technology and so does in the Indian Railway. Currently Indian Railway is using diesel engine, Electric engine and planning to introduce Maglev Train in near time. Indian Railway is world’s second largest and complex railway network and to run such a large network great effort as well as proper use of technology is required where Indian is no behind. Aim of this Expert Lecture is to make student aware of fundamental of Electric Traction and different technology used in it.

Speaker of Webinar:

We have invited Mr. Chndravadan Bhaidasna, A Retired Senior Section Engineer at Indian Railway. Mr. Chndravadan Bhaidasna has completed his Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Dahod Polytechnic in the year of 1973. He has worked in private job for 7 years as sales service engineer.He joined Indian Railway in 1980 as Junior Engineer. During his tenure in Indian Railway he has worked in various post like Junior Engineer 1, Junior Engineer 2, Assistant Electrical Foreman 1, Assistant Electrical Foreman 2 and Senior Section Engineer. He has more than 30 years of experience at Indian Railway.


We have organized this Expert Lecture at Vidhyadeep Institute of Engineering and Technology on 24th August 2022, between 10:00 AM to 12:00PM. Our Principal Mr. Mahesh Padia sir welcomed Expert with momento. Then Electrical Engineering Department greeted Expert, Principal, HOD, all the faculty members and students. Mr. Chandravadan Bhaidasna has discussed different topic related to Electric Traction. Expert has also shown different photos and videos regarding maintenance of railway engine and other related term which made the lecture more interesting.

Key Point of the Session:

Mr. Chandravadan sir discussed following topics at the expert lecture.

  • Detail process of recruitment at Indian Railway.
  • Introduction to different Engine used in Indian Railway and current advancement in it.
  • Single Line Diagram of supply system.
  • Maintenance of engine and different part of traction system.
  • Presented various photos and videos representing different manufacturing and maintenance process of different part of Traction.
  • Discussed about advancement in Indian Railway from 1925 to till now and future trend.

Time: 10:00 AM Onwards

Event Date: 24-08-2022

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