SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
SER UNDERTAKES TRACK MAINTENANCE WORKS TO IMPROVE SAFETY DURING NATION-WIDE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Kolkata, 27th September, 2020:
With a view to improve safety and operational efficiencies, South Eastern Railway has executed major maintenance work of tracks, bridges, curves besides yards and track renewals. The rail routes of South Eastern Railway have high density of freight and passenger trains. South Eastern Railway has presently 6464.624 Track KM stretching over Kharagpur, Adra, Chakradharpur and Ranchi Divisions. A large number of Mail/Express, Passenger and Goods trains have been running over them daily. Monitoring of track is a continuous activity. Section Engineers, Permanent Way Inspectors and staff of track maintenance have been working round the clock despite nation-wide COVID-19 crisis to keep safe, secured and well-maintained railway track. Infrastructural Civil Engineers and Section Engineers of Engineering Department have laid emphasis on line maintenance works and have done their best out night and day across SER’s jurisdiction. Security services are on patrol and Safety Inspectors are engaged in regular inspections. PWIs and Track-men are continuing to maintain railway tracks proactively inspite of Coronavirus threat and restrictions. The vast network of South Eastern Railway has been divided into various maintenance sections for thorough check up & inspections. These lengthy and massive railway tracks are being supervised and maintained by those track-men and Section Engineers who are excellent practical men with long experience of keeping tracks in good condition. Health of tracks is monitored through periodic inspections to ensure proper fitness for uninterrupted freight and passenger train movements. The vital link and flexibility in operations of the yards have been taken care of during maintenance.
In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic and country-wide health & physical precautions, South Eastern Railway has been running a number of Parcel Express Trains for continuous supply of essential commodities and pharmaceuticals to reach out to the people across the country. In this situation, South Eastern Railway Track-men and Engineers have been involved in carrying out the track maintenance works with ensuring social distancing norms for safe operations and smooth running of numerous freight and passenger trains.