CONTENTS
CHAPTER I

 A. DUTIES OF ASSISTANT ENGINEER 


General 101, Essential Duties of Assistant Engineer 102, Knowledge of Rules and Regulations 103, Coordination with Officials of other Departments 104, Inspection by Higher Officials 105, Inspection by Assistant Engineer 106, Execution and Monitoring of Works 107, Control Over Expenditure 108, Water Supply 109, Land Management 110, Training 111, Witnessing Payments to Staff 112, Inspection of Offices and Stores of Inspectors 113, Staff Matters 114, Relinquishment of Charge 115.

B. DUTIES OF SECTION ENGINEER

(Works)  

Duties 116, Knowledge of Rules and Regulations 117, Co-ordination with Permanent Way, Bridge and other staff 118, Inspections 119, Musters 120, Execution of Works 121, Measurement of Works 122, Works Affecting Moving Dimensions 123, Imprest of Tools and Materials 124, Accompanying Important Inspections 125, Witnessing Payment to Staff 126, Journal of Daily Duties 127, Establishment 128, Correspondence and Records 129, Relinquishment of Charge 130. 

Proforma for submitting Progress Report - Annexure 1.1 (Para 107(b)). 

Progress Reports to be submitted by various Units - Annexure 1.2 (Para 107(b)). 

CHAPTER II 

 A. PLANNING AND GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

Siting of Buildings 201, Planning of Railway Staff Colonies 202, General Design Requirement of Buildings 203, Water Supply to Stations and Staff Quarters 204, Scale of Fitments for Water Supply, Sanitation and Drainage 205, Plinth Area for Various Types of Quarters 206, Basic Amenities in Staff Quarters 207, Type of Flooring, Wall Surface and Colour of Wood and Steel Work in General 208, Use of New Materials 209, Colours for Timber Steel-Work and Walls in General 210, Rest Houses 211, Allotment of .Rest House 212, Railway Institute 213, Construction of R.M.S. Buildings in Railway Premises 214, Buildings for Railway Police 215, Construction of Quarters/Barracks for GRP Personnel by the Railway 216, Provision of Chicks and Venetian Blinds 217, Additions and Alterations to Quarters 218, Block Numbering of Buildings and Structures 219, Building Registers 220, Transfer of Buildings 221, Responsibilities of Staff Occupying Quarters 222, Vacant Railway Buildings 223, 

B. INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE OF BUILDINGS 


Inspection and Repairs 224, Monitoring of Maintenance 225, Periodical Maintenance Works 226, Standard Measurement Registers for Buildings 227.

C. INSPECTION OF STRUCTURAL STEEL AND TIMBER WORK  BY ASSISTANT ENGINEER AND SUPERVISORS

Periodical Inspection 228, Details of Inspection 229, Erection of Steel Work and Roof Trusses 230, Maintenance of Roads 231, Handing Over of Commissioned Assets by Construction Organisation to Open Line 232.

Guidelines for Selection of Sanitaton System           -           Annexure 2.1 (Para 202(b)).
Revised Scale of Plinth Area                                   -          Annexure 2.2 (Para 206).
Proforma for Details of Occupancy                          -         Annexure 2.3 (Para 220(c)).
Proforma for Inspection Register                              -         Annexure 2.4 (Para 223(b)).
Proforma for Petty Repair Book/Complaint Book     -        Annexure 2.5 (Para 224(a)).
Schedule of Colour Washing and Distempering         -         Annexure 2.6 (Para 225(a)).
Guidelines for Leak Proof Flat Roof                          -        Annexure 2.7 (Para 226(d)).
Register of Standard Measurement of Buildings         -        Annexure 2.8 (Para 227(a)).
Structural Steel & Timber Work Inspection Register  -       Annexure 2.9 (Para 227(b)). 

CHAPTER III 

MAINTENANCE OF SANITARAY & HYGIENIC CONDITIONS IN STATION BUILDINGS, YARDS & RAILWAY COLONIES 

Sanitary Arrangements in Stations and Colonies 301, Railway Sanitation Committees 302, Constitution of Sanitation Committees 303, Record of Minutes of Meetings 304, Inspection by Sanitation Committees 305, Conservancy Work 306, Sanitary Protection of Installation 307, Precautions against Infectious Diseases and Disinfection Measures 308, Disinfection of Quarters 309. 

CHAPTER IV 

 PASSENGER AMENITIES, STATIONS AND YARDS   

General 401, Categorisation of Stations 402, Minimum Essential Amenities 403, Recommended level of Amenities 404, Desirable Amenities 405, Allocation of Expenditure 406, Maintenance of Passenger Amenities 407, Passenger Amenity Booklets 408, Booking Offices 409, Waiting Halls 410, Platforms 411, Shady Trees on Platforms 412, Lighting 413, Drinking Water Supply-414, Latrines, Urinals and Dustbins 415, Platform Covers 416, Foot Over Bridges or Sub-ways 417, Waiting Rooms 418, Signages 419, Vending Trollies/Stalls 420, Retiring Rooms 421, Other General Items 422, Facilities for Physically Handicapped 423, Station Name Boards 424, Platform Sign Boards 425, Time Table Boards and Faire Lists 426, Pictogram 427, Design of Station Complexes 428, Station Buildings 429, Approach Roads and Circulating Area 430. Categories of Stations for provision of Passenger Amenities-Annex.4.1 (Para 402(b).
Minimum essential Amenities at each category of Stations              -             Annexure 4.2 (Para 403).
Scale of Minimum essential Amenities at Stations                           -             Annexure 4.3 (Para 403).
Recommended Amenities                                                              -             Annexure 4.4 (Para 404).
Desirable Amenities                                                                       -            Annexure 4.5 (Para 405).
Passenger Amenities Details                                                          -             Annexure 4.6 (Para 408). 

CHAPTER V 

                          A. WATER SUPPLY                        

General 501, Preparation of Schemes for New Water Supply/Augmentation of Existing Water Supply 502, Review of Water Supply Arrangements on the Railways 503, Data for a Estimating Requirements of Water 504, Capacity of Source 505;

B. OPEN WELLS  

Preliminary Measures for Sinking 506, Determination of Size 507, Improving Yield in Open Wells 508, Shallow Tube-Wells 509,

C. DEEP TUBE WELLS

Consultation with Geological Department 510, Stages of Work for Sinking 511, Checking Vertically of Tube-Wells 512, Failure of Wells and the Remedial Measures 513, Disinfection of Wells 514. 

  D. IMPOUNDING RESERVOIRS  

Governing factors 515, Storage Capacity 516, Cracks in Reservoir Walls 517, Reservoir Management 518, 

  E. INFILTRATION GALLERIES AND WELLS   

Infiltration Gallery 519, Infiltration Well 520, Radial Collector Wells 521, Intake Arrangements 522, Water Supply from Outside Sources 523,  

 F. PUMPS 

Types and Selection of Pumps 524, Pump Installation 525, Driving Units 526, Capacity of Pumping 527, Pump Horse Power 528, 

G. AQUEDUCTS AND PIPELINES   

Conveyance of Water from Source 529, Pipe Laying Fitting of Valves and Meters 530, 

H. WATER TREATMENT

Quality of Water 531, Water Samples for Analysis 532, Method of Treatment 533, Disinfections of Water 534, Residual Chlorine 535, 

I. HIGH LEVEL STORAGE   

Storage Capacity 536, Maintenance and Cleaning of Storage Tanks 537, Float Gauges and Scouring Sluices 538, Protection Against Pollution 539, 

J. DISTRIBUTION OF WATER

Distribution System 540, Layout of Distribution Systems 541, Rising Mains not to be used for Distribution 542, Separate Supplies for Drinking and Other Purposes 543, Service Pipes from Mains 544, Residual Pressure 545, Preventive Maintenance 546, Protection Against Pollution Near Sewer and Drains 547, Carriage Watering System 548, 

K. MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION OF WATER SUPPLY INSTALLATIONS

Engineering Department's Responsibilities 549, Mechanical Department's Responsibilities 550, Electrical Department's Responsibility 551, Inspections by Assistant Engineer and Staff 552, Water Supply Plans 553, Water Purification Works 554.

Check List for Water Supply Scheme- Annexure5.1 (Para 502).                                                                                             Standards of Quality of Drinking Water - Annexure 5.2 (Para 531).

CHAPTER VI

A. DRAINAGE & SEWERAGE 

General 601, Preparation of Schemes of Sewerage 602, 

B. WATER-BORNE SEWERAGE  

Adherence to Regulations 603, Sewerage Schemes 604, Designing of Sewers 605, Quantity of Sewage 606, Alignment of Sewer 607, Velocity of Flow 608, Ventilation in Sullage 609, Size of Sewer 610, Storm Water 611, Manholes 612, Choice of Material for Sewers 613, Laying of Sewer Pipes 614, Sewage Disposal 615, Septic Tanks 616, Aqua Privy Latrines 617, Bio-Latrines 618, Conservation of Water 619, Recommended Toilet Systems 620,

C. MAINTENANCE OF SEWERAGE AND DRAINAGE 

General 621, Sewer Lines 622 Open Sullage Drains 623,Storm Water Drains 624, Disposal Works 625, House Connections 626, Conservancy and Sanitary Arrangements 627, Maintenance of Sewerage System 628, Periodical Cleaning of Drainage System 629, Covered Storm water Drains 630, Subsoil Drains 631, Responsibilities  of the Assistant Ennin6grgnd Staff 632 

CHAPTER VII 

GARDENS & PLANTATIONS, DISPOSAL OF GRASS AND OTHER NATURAL PRODUCTS
A. GARDENS AND PLANTATIONS  

Role of Engineering Staff 701, Planning for Plantation 702, Nursery 703, Planting and Care of Young Trees 704, Maintenance of Gardens in Offices, Rest Houses and Colonies 705, 

B. GARDENS IN OFFICERS' BUNGALOWS AND SENIOR SUPERVISORS QUARTERS 

Maintenance 706, Incidence of Service 707, Provision of Lawns and Hedges in New Bungalows 708, 

  C. SALE OF NATURAL PRODUCTS              

By Auction or by Tender 709(a), To State Forest Corporations etc. 709(b), Division of Lots 709(c), Fixing of Reserve Price of Lots710, Auction or Tender Notices and Agreement 711, Recording & Finalisation of Bids 712, Register of Sales of Natural Products 713, Licensing of Tanks and Borrow Pits for Pisiculture 714, 

D. FELLING OF TREES        

Felling of trees obstructing view 715, Felling outside Railway Limits 716, Felling in Compound of Staff Quarters 717, Felling near Electrical or Telegraph Wires 718, Afforestation on Railway Land by Forest Department 719, Survey of Surviving Trees 720, Hasrvesting of Matured Trees 721, Maintenance of Private Parties 722, Training of Staff 723. 

CHAPTER VIII 

A. ACQUISITION, MANAGEMENT & DISPOSAL OF LAND 

General 801, Ownership of Railway Land 802, Acquisition of Land 803, Relinquishment of Railway Land 804, Outstanding Cases of Acquisition and Relinquishment of Land 805, 

B. LAND RECORDS, DEMARCATION AND  VERIFICATION OF RAILWAY BOUNDARIES

Land Records in CE's Office 806, Land Records in Divisional/Executive Engineer's Office 807, Demarcation of Land Boundaries 808, Boundary Stones 809, Boundary Pillars on Banks of Rivers 810, Construction of Boundary Wall in Areas having Habitation 811 (i), Provision of Fencing as a rule 811(ii), Other Preventive Steps 811(iii), Land Plans 812, Verification of Land Boundaries 813, Removal of Encroachments 814, Division of Responsibility 815, Railway Land in Important Metropolitan & Commercial Cities 816, Maintenance of Rights of Way 817, Religious Structures 818. 

                                              C. MANAGEMENT OF LAND                                                  

Basic Principles 819, Lease and License 820, Utilisation and Development of Available Land 821, Use of Surplus Land 822, Licensing/Leasing of Railway Land to other Government Departments 823, Licensing of Railway Land to Welfare Oraganisations, Private Schools etc. 824, Bulk Oil Installation on Railway Land 825, Laying of Oil Pipelines 826, Construction of Government and Private Buildings near Railway Land 827, Earning from Railway Land and its Monitoring 828. 

Proforma for 'Land Boundary Verification Register - Annexure 8.1 (a) (Para 813(d)). 

Plan showing Rly. Bounday Stones between Km... To...Annex.8.1(b)(Para 813(d)).

Encroachment Inspection Register-Annexure 8.2 (Para 814(e)).

CHAPTER IX

PREPARATION OF PLANS

General Procedure 901, Plans for Other Departments 902, Sizes of Drawings 903, Titles and Numbering of Drawings 904, Scale of Drawings 905, Details on Drawing 906, Symbols and Colours on Drawings 907, Standard Drawings 908, Plans issued by the Chief Engineer's Office 909, Plans in Divisions/Dy. Chief Engineer's, Assistant Engineer's and Section Engineer's Office 910, Completion Drawings 911, Care and Filing of Tracing 912. 

Borders/Drawing Space as per BIS : SP-46-1988 - Annex.9.1 (Paras 903(c) &904(a)

Folding of Drawing Sheets - Annexure 9.2(a) (Para 903(d)).

Folding of Drawing Sheets - Annexure 9.2(b) (Para 903(d)). 

Abbreviations as per SP 46-1988 - Annexure 9.3 (Para 907(a)).

CHAPTER X 

 STORAGE AND USE OF EXPLOSIVES 

General 1001, Issue of Instructions on Use of Explosives 1002, Observance of Rules 1003, Carriage of Explosives  1004, Protection to Trains and Railway Property 1005, Precautions to be observed during Gloating 1006, Misfires with Electrical Method of Firing 1007, Explosives Disposal 1008, Destruction of Explosives 1009. 

CHAPTER XI 

  POLICE JURISDICTION AND SECURITY OF RAILWAY MATERIALS 

General 1101, Police Jurisdiction 1102, Lodging of Complaints 1103, Cooperation with Government Railway Police 1104, Cognizable Offences 1105, Non-Cognizable Offences 1106, Powers of Arrest by Railway Staff 1107, Warrants against Railway Staff 1108, Action by Railway Staff in cases of Attempted Sabotage 1109, Answering of Court Summons 1110, Prevention of Trespass 1111, Disposal of Human Bodies Found Run Over 1112, Disposal of Cattle found dead on the line 1113, Miscellaneous 1114. Proforma for Lodging FIR - Annexure11.1 (Para 1103). 

CHAPTER XII 

BOOKS OF REFERENCE 

Books of Reference 1201, Circulation of Technical Papers 1202. 

List of Books of Reference - Annexure 12.1 (Para 1201).

LIST OF ANNEXURE

Annexure No. Particulars of sketch/proforma  Para reference  Page No.
1.1  Proforma for Submitting Progress Report  107 (b) 9
1.2 Progress Reports to be Submitted by Various Units  107 (a) 10
2.1 Guidelines for Selection of Sanitation System  202 (b) 33-35
2.2 Revised Scale of Plinth Area  206 36-38
2.3 Proforma for Details of Occupancy  220 (c) 39
2.4 Proforma for Inspection Register  223 (b) 40
2.5 Proforma for Petty Repair Books/ Complaint Book  224 (a) 41
2.6 Schedule of Colour Washing and Distempering  225 (a) 42-43
2.7 Guidelines for leak Proof Flat Roof  226 (d) 44-66
2.8 Register of Standard measurements of Buildings  227 (a) 67
2.9 The Structural Steel and Timber-work inspection Register  227 (b) 68
4.1 Categories of Stations for Provision of Passenger Amenities  402 (b) 85
4.2 Minimum Essentials Amenities at Each Category of Stations  403 86
4.3 Scale of Minimum Essential Amenities at Stations  403 87
4.4 Recommended Amenities  404 88
4.5 Desirable Amenities  405 89
4.6 Passenger Amenities Details  408 90
5.1 Check list for Water Supply Scheme  502 111-113
5.2 Standards of Quality of Drinking Water  531 114
8.1 (a) Proforma for Land Boundary Verification Register  813 (d) 159
8.1 (b) Plan Showing Railway Boundary Stones  813 (d) 160
8.2 Encroachment Inspection Register  814 (e) 161
9.1 Border and Frame detailing of Drawings  903 (c) & 904 (a) 171
9.2 Folding of prints for Storing in filing cabinet  903 (d) 172
9.3 Abbreviations  907 (a) 174-176
11.1 Proforma for Lodging FIR  1003 189
12.1 List of Books of Reference 1201 191-193