• Mon. Jun 17th, 2024

N. F. Railway undertakes track renewal works for better safety and riding experience

 

In a bid to maintain railway tracks and provide a safe and comfortable journey to rail passengers, N. F. Railway has undertaken several track renewal works during the month of October, 2022.

N. F. Railway has carried out several track maintenance works to enhance safety and increase speed of train running. 11.68 Km of plain tracks have been deep screened by cleaning impervious layer of dust, sand ashes etc from ballast during the month of October, 2022 making a cumulative progress of 114.74 Km from April to October this year. Through Sleeper Renewal of 14.45 TKM have been done during the month of October, 2022 making a cumulative progress of 74.08 TKM up to the month. Through Turnout Renewals of 10.75 equivalent sets have been done during the month of October, 2022 making a cumulative progress of 93.75 sets up to the month. 35 numbers of bridges have been rehabilitated during the month of October, 2022 making a cumulative progress of 131 numbers bridges up to the month. Maintenance of tracks at regular intervals have resulted in smooth operations of trains and providing better riding experience for passengers.

Moreover, 1843.17 kilometres of track have been tested by USFD (Ultra Sonic Flaw Detection) machine during the month of October, 2022 making a cumulative progress of 12372.35 kilometres up to the month. USFD technique is carried out to detect flaws like cracks and timely removal of defective rails for safety.

The increased emphasis given on safety measures for railway track has led to safer running of trains with increased speed and better riding experience.

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