DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 23 (MExN): The North-East Frontier Railway (NFR) has undertaken several track renewals works and other track safety measures during the month of August, 2023 in order to maintain proper condition of railway tracks for a safe and secured train journey to rail passengers with better comfort.
NFR CPRO, Sabyasachi De, in a press release, informed that during the month of August, Through Sleeper Renewal of 27.42 track kilometre was done, achieving a cumulative progress of 120.27 track kilometre. The Through Turnout Renewal of 14 equivalent sets was also done thereby making a cumulative progress of 53.75 sets.
Moreover, 1654.98 kilometres of track were tested by USFD (Ultra Sonic Flaw Detection) technique during August. USFD technique is carried out to detect flaws like cracks and timely removal of defective rails for safety reasons. Also, 637.23 kilometres of track tamping was done, making a cumulative progress of 2910.29 kilometres. Apart from that, 541 signaling batteries of various capacities have been replaced over NFR during this period.
Maintenance of tracks at regular intervals has resulted in smooth operations of trains and provides better riding experience for railway passengers. The increased emphasis over safety measures for railway track has led to safer running of trains with increased speed and better journey experience, the press release stated.