North Central Railway
No. 11PR/05/2020Press ReleaseDate: 03.05.20
To improve safety and operational efficiencies, North Central Railway completed many important works during this lockdown.
Modern heavy-duty Track Maintenance Machines along with track, signal & Overhead Equipment (OHE) maintainers have worked regularly for 1089 machine days to complete overdue track maintenance of 766 km plain track &461 nos. of Turn outs.
A very important and critical work of "Shifting of 132 KV Double Circuit Dadri-Sahibabad transmission line due to infringement with GZB- Meerut RRTS (Regional Rapid Transit System) corridor of NCRTC" has been successfully executed
Apart from ensuring supply chains of all essential commodities runningthrough parcel trains and freight trains ,backend warriors of North Central Railway have successfully executed many important safety, important maintenance and operational efficiency work during this lockdown period with all precautions and social distancing etc .Some of the important works done by North Central Railway are as under:
·Modern heavy-duty Track Maintenance Machines along with track, signal & Overhead Equipment (OHE) maintainers have worked regularly for 1089 machine days to complete track maintenance of 766 km plain track &461nos. of Turn outs.
·Health of the track has been monitored through periodic runs of Oscillation Monitoring System (OMS) for 10796kms. of track and 26 peak locations were attended for safety and riding comfort .
·Ultrasonic flaw detection (USFD) of 4419kms of track and 1336 rail welds has been carried out with USFD machine for safety in train operation.
·Critical summer precaution activities like de-stressing of long welded rail (LWR)which involved huge men power has been taken up with a new procedure for carrying out the work with ensuring social distancing norms. 120kms of de-stressing of LWR has been done.
·To ensure safe running of freight and parcel rolling in examination involving visual inspection,temperature recording etc done in 2790 trains.
·To keep passenger coaches service ready 842 coaches maintained in washing line besides major attention in IOH shed in 55 coaches.
·More than 4000 signals, over 15000 track circuit/ axle counters and close to 5000-point machines were maintained for safe train operations.
·Integrity test of interlocking at station which ensures that all signalling gear are working as per designed logic and no unsafe movement is possible due to any human error in station panel operation. This important work done at 20 stations over NCR.
·For reliability improvement cable meggering to assess its health done for close to 20000 Kms cable length.
·Despite working with bare essential staff, foot patrolling of 10000 Km length OHE done and identified defects rectified.Similarly, over 2500 Km electrified section checked by tower wagon.
·Over 300 mandatory maintenance schedules of electric and diesel locomotives completed to run essential freight and parcel trains.
·321 CCTV, 444 public announcementsystems , 15 escalators , 6 lifts etc. were also maintained during this lockdown .
·A very important and critical work of "Shifting of 132 KV Double Circuit Dadri-Sahibabad transmission line due to infringement with GZB- Meerut RRTS (Regional Rapid Transit System) corridor of National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC)" has been successfully executedby TRD team of Prayagraj Division along with Delhi Division and NCRTC. To carry out this work, shutdown of both 132 KV lines was required. It was very difficult during normal traffic as Sahibabad Traction Substation (TSS) remains fully loaded during normal traffic and it feeds important lines in National Capital Region. Therefore, it was planned during lockdown period and successfully completed on 02.05.20.