NFR undertakes track-renewal works
Dimapur, Sep. 4 (EMN): In a bid to enhance safety of railway track and provide a more comfortable travel to rail passengers, Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has undertaken several track-renewal works during the month of July.
NFR in an update stated that the basic objective behind this rapid progress in track-renewal activities is to enhance safety and increase speed of train running.
It stated that 31.42 km of plain tracks have been deep screened by cleaning impervious layer of dust and sand ashes from ballast during the month of July, 2022, making a cumulative progress of 59.07 km from April to July this year.
“Through sleeper renewal of 12.97 tkm have been done during the month of July, 2022, making a cumulative progress of 26.48 tkm up to the month. Through turnout renewals of 7.25 equivalent sets have been done during the month of July, 2022, making a cumulative progress of 32.75 sets up to the month,” NFR stated.
It also informed that 17 numbers of bridges have been rehabilitated during the month of July, 2022, making a cumulative progress of 61 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, it stated.
“Moreover, 1982.54 km of track have been tested by USFD (ultra sonic flaw detection) machine during the month of July, 2022, making a cumulative progress of 7183.53 km up to the month. USFD technique is carried out to detect flaws like cracks and timely removal of defective rails for safety,” it stated.
The increased emphasis given on safety measures for railway track has led to safer running of trains with increased speed and better riding experience, NFR added.