N. F. Railway, towards its role play to enhance safety of railway tracks and provide a much more safe and comfortable travel experience to rail passengers, marked continuous progress towards track maintenance works along with technical advancement. Recently, during the financial year 2023-24, N. F. Railway has achieved three milestone targets related to track safety which was desired by the Railway Board. Infact, the targets achieved was prior to even completion of the financial period.
The milestones achieved by N. F. Railway are related to 218 TKM (Track Kilometre) of complete track renewal followed by installation of 123 numbers of Thick Web Switches (TWS) against the desired target of 100 numbers during the current financial period. Also, N. F. Railway has completed the insertion of 6.09 lacs cubic metre ballast against the target of 5 lacs cubic metre during the current period.
Railway track maintenance is a continuous process adopted by N. F. Railway to enhance safety and increase the speed of train operations. Machines like USFD (Ultrasonic Flaw Detection) are utilized to detect flaws like cracks and thus timely replacement of defective rail tracks for safety are carried out. To maintain proper condition of railway tracks for providing a safe and secured train journey to rail passengers with better comfort, NF Railway regularly undertakes several track renewals works and other track safety measures within the zone.