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27-12-2020
SER ACHIEVES MASSIVE DEVELOPMENT IN RAILWAY INFRASTRUCTURE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY

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PRESS RELEASE

SER ACHIEVES MASSIVE DEVELOPMENT IN RAILWAY INFRASTRUCTURE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Kolkata, 27th December 2020:

    South Eastern Railway has emphasized o­n the massive developmental work in Railway infrastructure in spite of severe adverse situation being faced by the field workers and officers during lockdown in phases in the country since 25th March, 2020 and continuation of COVID-19 unlocked periods. The Civil Engineering Department of South Eastern Railway, taking it as a challenge, has stepped up its entire network in all the four Divisions viz., Kharagpur, Adra, Chakradharpur and Ranchi and has done overall improvement of Railway infrastructure.

 

With the  adoption of stringent measures  in respect of   strict observance of COVID-19  health protocols, the Engineering Department has intensified the  maintenance  of safety related works   viz., track structure strengthening,  track renewal, proper ballasting,  regular checking of rail fractures, weld failures,  painting of rails, proper greasing  etc.  All the above works have been well attended and have achieved the annual target.

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Apart from this, other works relating to improvement in reliability of track, raising of sectional speed, elimination of manned level crossings have been successfully completed by the Engineering Department during the month of November, 2020.

 

 

Consequently, there was no incident of accident from the engineering point of view taken place in the month of November.  Incidents of rail fracture as well as weld failure have remained under control. In the month of November, 2020, o­nly 17 numbers of rail fractures were detected against 49 as compared to corresponding period of last year which is 65% less than last year. As  a part of  elimination of level crossings,  South Eastern Railway has  closed down 3 numbers of level crossings  during the month, resulting in a total of 24 of level crossings was closed  down in 2020-21.

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