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Northeast Frontier Railway takes major initiatives to enhance safety standards

The initial three months of the current financial year saw insignificant traveler administrations running in Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) territories because of suspension of administrations inferable from the circumstance emerging out of the episode of COVID-19.

Complete 106 km rail were supplanted a year ago and the lockdown time frame has been widely used to supplant rails in each of the five divisions of N. F. Railroad. 380km rail substitution is arranged for the current year. Ultra-Sound Fault Detection (USFD) testing had been utilized to distinguish deficiency in rails and a few several welded rail joints were checked during the lockdown time frame. Extraordinary drive was propelled to go to all focuses and intersections of New Jalpaiguri, New Bongaigaon and Guwahati yards.

Exploiting this, N F Railway had done significant upkeep and improvement attempts to upgrade security of train activity. Two significant parts of safe train tasks are – ideal state of the rail on which the train runs and the establishment on which the rails are laid. The rails are laid on sleepers and the establishment is fortified with little stones called weights. While the rails should be checked for absconds like break and afterward supplanted occasionally, the amount and nature of the weight is likewise of most extreme significance. The balance should be supplanted or recharged and pressed underneath the rails intermittently which is called screening and packing or pressing of weights. N. F. Railroad utilizes present day track machines, for example, Dynamic Tamping Machine Unimat-4S, RM80-92U and so forth for these works.

New Box Culverts for flood alleviation: The Guwahati – Lumding segment is flood inclined and a portion of the current extensions were seen as deficient for letting the water stream from one side to the next. To address the issue, five extra box ducts were introduced to the current extensions with the goal that enormous measure of water can go under the track and the danger of penetrate of track is decreased. The work was done during the primary period of lockdown and finished on May 17, 2020 at an expected expense of Rs 5.4 crore.

During April-June 34 train heaps of counterweight were included railroad tracks. For better ride and better existence of track profound screening of stabilizer was done with Ballast Cleaning Machines. The accompanying works were completed using the lockdown time frame (in 3 months from April to June 2020) for improving operational wellbeing by utilizing track machines.

  1. Plain Track Tamping was completed 1592 km of railroad line which is 81% more than did in relating period a year ago. Additionally Read – 19 detainees tried COVID-19 positive in Guwahati Central Jail
  2. Turnout Tamping was done in 955 turnouts which is 118% more than the quantity of turnout packed during a similar period a year ago.
  3. Track Stabilization was completed in 434 km of railroad line which is 203% more than the adjustment work did during same period a year ago.
  4. Weight guideline was done in 294 km which is 57% more than for a similar period a year ago.

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