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12-06-2020
SER UNDERTAKES TRACK MAINTENANCE & GEARS UP SAFETY DURING MONSOON

दक्षिणपूर्वरेलवे

SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY

प्रेसविज्ञप्ति

PRESS RELEASE

 

SER UNDERTAKES TRACK MAINTENANCE &

GEARS UP SAFETY DURING MONSOON

 

Kolkata, 12th June, 2020:


Monitoring of track is continuous activity and o­ne of the most important parts of train operations. Railway Engineers with team are engaged in track maintenance and are working round the clock to keep safe, secured and well-maintained railway track.

The Track-men and Section Engineers are constantly monitoring track maintenance works wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing for smooth running of SER’s Parcel, Freight and Special Trains considering need of the time and greater interest. The vast network of South Eastern Railway has been divided into various maintenance sections for close and thorough check up & inspections.Security services are o­n patrol and Safety Inspectors are o­n constant vigil.

 

Railway tracks are being inspected o­n regular intervals to see that every section is fit for train operation. Adequate steps are being taken to detect any crack or other changes in the track in view of keeping the life line of the country connected all the time.

 

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS  DURING o­nSET OF MONSOON:

 

To improve safety of running trains including disruption free services and also to minimize the effects of heavy rain fall, South Eastern Railway has planned the following precautionary steps before the o­nset of the monsoon:

 

ØClose watch and monitoring of bridges, tracks, yards and signaling systems.

ØSilt, vegetation and other obstructions cleared from catch water and side drains to prevent water logging o­n track

ØMeetings conducted with the State Govt. officials

ØPatrolling at vulnerable locations by deputing Patrol and Watch Man

ØSectional Gangmen will patrol tracks whenever there is heavy rain

ØArrangements made to stock sufficient quantity of monsoon reserve materials viz. boulders, sand, cinder, quarry dust, ballast etc.

ØConstant touch with Meteorological Deptt.

 

SER advised the concerned officials related to safety to be o­n full alert towards any incident caused by monsoon rain and flood situation near railway track for the safety of passengers and smooth train operations.

 






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