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N. F. Railway emphasized in Track Renewal works Aims to enhance safety and better riding experience

In a bid to enhance safety of railway track and provide a much more comfortable travel to rail passengers, Northeast Frontier Railway has marked continuous progress towards track renewal works. The basic objective behind this rapid progress in track renewal activities is to further gear up the safety in train operations.


N. F. Railway has carried out several track maintenance works to enhance safety and increase speed of train running. 8.61 Km of plain tracks has been deep screened by cleaning impervious layer of dust, sand ashes etc from ballast during the month of June, 2022 making a cumulative progress of 27.66 Km from April to June this year. Through Sleeper Renewal of more than 8 TKM has been done during the month of June, 2022 making a cumulative progress of 13.15 TKM up to the month. Through Turnout Renewals of 11 equivalent sets have been done during the month of June, 2022 making a cumulative progress of 25.50 sets up to the month. A total of 91.62 Km of track renewal works have been done up to June, 2022. Maintenance of tracks at regular intervals have resulted in smooth operations of trains and providing better riding experience for passengers.


Moreover, 1758.15 kilometres of track have been tested by USFD (Ultra Sonic Flaw Detection) machine during the month of June, 2022 making a cumulative progress of 5200.99 kilometres up to the month. USFD technique is carried out to detect flaws like cracks and timely removal of defective rails for safety.


NFR is focusing o­n upgrading tracks for safe operations of trains. Railway tracks are replaced through track renewal works which is an o­ngoing process. The process of track renewal with the help of track machines save time and good quality work can be achieved in the least possible time with minimal effect o­n normal train movement.

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