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North Central Railway completed critical infrastructure and maintenance projects during Covid-19 lockdown

North Central Railway


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No. 11PR/05/2020Press ReleaseDate: 28.06.20

North Central Railway completed critical infrastructure and maintenance projects during Covid-19 lockdown

Under the leadership of General Manager Sri Rajiv Chaudhry North Central Railway have fully availed the opportunity provided by suspension of passenger services due to pandemic of COVID 19 to successfully execute manyimportant maintenance and infrastructure development works.

Besides ensuring supply chains all essential commodities running through parcel trains and freight trains, essential passenger transport in form of Shramik and Special trains ,North Central Railway executed these projects while the regular passenger services were suspendedwhich otherwise would have needed major traffic blocks and serious repercussion o­n train operations during normal times.

On front of safety completed works include closure of o­ne LC , commissioning of o­ne each ROB and RUB,competition of work for construction of LHS in lieu of LC Nos. 32, 36 ,58 & 59 in Idgah- Bayana section of Agra division for enhanced safety of road users, provision of sliding boom at 07 level crossings as 2nd layer protection in case of primary boom breakage beside providing train approach warning hooter at 46 level crossings.

Raising of Platform no 7 with provision of full covered shed over platform at Mathura Jn. station, provision of high level platform at Baad station of Agra , platform level raising at Nivari station and development of Goverdhan station as Adarsh station and commissioning of o­ne passenger lift each at Platform 8/9 of Kanpur station and Platform 1 of Gwalior station were some key work completed o­n front of passenger amenities.

Critical layout deficiency works like layout correction in Lalitpur yard through major realignment of curve no 27(DN) and layout correction in Khajuraho yard through replacement of non standard X-oversof point no 201 A& 201Bare major works which could be done utilizing this period with least effect o­n train operations.

Dual detection commissioning in Achai- Chata and Chata- Kosi of Agra division , Bhimsen- Rasulpur Gogmau in Jhansi division and Chipana- Maripat down line in Prayagraj division and Dydo block instrument in place of Neels block instrument in Aghori Khas- churk section are important works for signalling system reliability improvement.

For ensuring proper rest to crew in running rooms air conditioning provided in driver Running Room at Kanpur-Anwarganj, Diesel Running Room Prayagraj , New Running Room Chunar & Manikpur and Guard Running room at Kanpur. With this all 23 Running rooms over Prayagraj division are now equipped with air conditioning.18 nos. Window / Split AC installed in Control Room at Jhansi in place of earlier installed Centralized AC Plant as precautionary measure against COVID-19.

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