Northeast Frontier Railway introduces Plasser Quick Relaying System machine
DIMAPUR — To ensure safety of passengers, the Northeast Frontier (NF) Railway has been replacing old railway tracks using modern Plasser Quick Relaying System (PQRS) machine, thus saving time and curbing traffic block while ensuring quality.
PQRS is a process wherein old rail along with sleepers is removed and replaced by a completely new rail panel, according to an update from NF Railway.
A total of 121.76 km of old railway tracks were replaced with new railway tracks against the target of 110 km during the financial year 2022-23, which an increase of 10.70%, it said, adding that the NF Railway authority is confident of achieving 160 km target given by the Railway Board for this financial year.
Providing more details about the PQRS, the NF Railway said the machine “consists of self-propelled cranes and is small in size which reduced the cost of its maintenance. It is used in the construction of railway tracks and modernization of old ones”.
“Old rail panel can be brought back through the PQRS machine from the working site completely to the base due to which additional freight carriage work does not have to be done,” it added.
With safety being enhanced, train speed could also be increased in the coming days, it continued.