दक्षिण पूर्व रेलवे
SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
SER GEARS UP TRACK MAINTENANCE &
SAFETY RALATED WORKS DURINGONGOING MONSOON
Kolkata, 5th July, 2020:
Monitoring of tracks and allied works are continuous activity and one of the most important part of train operations.Railway Engineers with supportingteams are engaged in track maintenance and are working round the clock to keep safe, secured and well-maintained railway trackduring the on-going monsoon.
Railway Engineers and supporting teams arecontinuouslymonitoring track maintenance works wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing for smooth running of SER’s Parcel, Freightand Special Trains considering need of the time and greater interest of the society. The vast network of South Eastern Railway has been divided into various maintenance sections for close and thoroughcheckups& inspections.Security personnel are on patrol and Safety Inspectors are on constant vigil.
Railway tracks are being inspected on regular intervals toensure 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 DURINGON-GOING 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 takenthe following precautionary steps during the ongoing monsoon:
ØClose watch and monitoring of bridges, tracks, yards and signaling systems.
ØTo prevent water logging on track during ongoing monsoon, silt, vegetation and other obstructions have been cleared from catch water and side drains
ØTime to time co-ordinationis being maintained with the State Govt. officials
ØPatrolling and Watch Man Teams have been deployed at vulnerable locationswhenever there is heavy rain
ØSufficient quantity of monsoon reserve materials viz. boulders, sand, cinder, quarry dust, ballast etc. have been kept in stock
ØConstant touch is being maintained with Meteorological Deptt.
SER has advised the concerned officials related to safety to be on full alert to tackle anyuntowardincident caused by heavyrain and flood situation near railway track for the safety of passengers and smooth train operations.