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Rangiya becomes 1st division of NFR to achieve 100% mechanized tracks

By EMN Updated: Feb 02, 2018 10:29 pm

Dimapur, Feb. 2 (EMN): The Rangiya division of the Northeast Frontier Railway has achieved the distinction of being the first division among the five divisions of NF Railway for carrying out 100% mechanized deep screening of tracks.
A press release issued by the NFR Maligaon on Feb. 2 mentioned that the achievement became possible because of smart innovation by the Civil Engineering department whereby different kinds of track maintenance machines were clubbed together to form a unit so that all kinds of track maintenance can be carried out in particular section together.
Mechanised deep screening is said to be the process of screening the stones or ballast below the railway track to remove muck and all unwanted matter which adversely affect track drainage.
Also, the release mentioned that the maintenance of tracks is of paramount importance for safe running of trains. Before track maintenance machines running on tracks itself, like any other coaches were said to have been introduced in the year 1995.

By EMN Updated: Feb 02, 2018 10:29:15 pm