The Signal and Telecommunication Department is headed by Principal Chief Signal and Telecommunication Engineer (PCSTE).
Signalling is vital to Railway Safety Standard. To cope with the rising traffic density and to meet with better safety stand WCR. West Central Railway is steadily modernizing its Signalling Systems. Electronic Interlocking, Route Relay Interlocking, Panel Interlocking, Colour Light and Automatic Block Signalling have been introduced on many routes of WCR, Safety aids like Track Circuiting and Interlocking of Level Crossing Gates and provision of telephones at manned level crossings had been increasingly adopted to further enhance safety in train operation.