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Aug 08 2014 (07:09)  

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Standardize the stairs of the FOBs in all railway stations . We find unique width and height for the steps of each FOBs in the railway stations. Why railways are not following any standards
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Aug 08 2014 (06:46)   Machines make train journey comfortable

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The Southern Railway has embarked on a work to deep clean ballast on the Madurai-Dindigul section.
The work, taken up once in a decade, will improve travelling comfort for rail passengers, besides reducing wear and tear for locomotives, coaches and wagons. The work on a 34-km stretch between Samayanallur and Dindigul has been taken up with three monstrous machines. Taken up at cost of Rs. 4.5 crore, the work is scheduled for completion in three months.The work has been taken up on the “up line” or the Madurai-Dindigul track laid as a parallel broad gauge road in 1992 under the Karur-Dindigul-Madurai-Tuticorin project.
ballast that form the bed for the rails, including sleepers, get crushed by the hammering effect by the wheels and axles of speeding passenger and goods trains. In due course, the cushion effect of the ballast is lost, leading to lateral and vertical movement of coaches felt by the passengers.
“When the worn out ballast are removed, the travelling comfort for the passengers will improve,” Divisional Railway Manager A.K. Rastogi said.
The Principal Chief Engineer of the Southern Railway has deployed the ballast cleaning machines, ballast packing machine and track stabiliser — all imported from Austria — for expediting the work.
The cleaning machinery digs out the ballast, which is around one foot below the sleepers, sieves and spews out the broken ballast and dust accumulated over the years.
“The broken and fine particles fill up the void or cavities in the bed of ballast and prevent the elastic effect on it. The bed becomes hard and the sleepers, rails and the wheels and axles bear the brunt during rail operation,” Divisional Engineer (Central) S. Marimuthu said.
The laborious work, when done manually, used to take a long time. “Fifty persons can remove the ballast, sieve them, re-pack them under the sleepers for hardly 100 metres in a day. However, with these heavy machinery, it can be done for 220 metres in two hours. They come handy as the railways are hard pressed for line blocking to take up maintenance work on the over-utilised tracks, he said.
“The packing and track stabiliser machines ensure that the speed restriction on tracks can be lifted within 11 days, as against the mandatory 21 days it used to take with manual labour,” he also added.
The work would facilitate the trains to reach the maximum permissible speed and thereby improve punctuality, he added.

Aug 08 2014 (06:56)
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Thank you for the valuable informations . this kind of information energises people like me knowing the progress of Indian Railwasys which we always cherish
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