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Nov 29 2016 (06:45)  Railways alert to cracks on tracks (
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BHUBANESWAR: The Kanpur train tragedy has made the railway officials sit up and take stock of track condition because they believe that rail fractures might be one of the reasons for the accident. The cracks take place during winter due to fluctuation in atmospheric temperature due to fog, dew and mist.
Two cracks were repaired by the mechanical and technical staff of the East Coast Railways (ECoR) recently. Night patrolling has also been intensified, particularly in the vulnerable sections like Raipur-Titilagarh, Sambalpur-Angul and Khurda Road-Palasa. "Even the Railway Board is monitoring the issue," said ECoR chief public relations officer J P Mishra.
said ultrasonic flaw detection (USFD) test is being conducted on the tracks to detect rail fractures and welding failures. This test has also been intensified to pre-determine flaws so that preventive action can be taken, he added. "In case of railway fractures we either replace the tracks or conduct further tests," said Mishra.
ECoR general manager Umesh Singh has reviewed winter precautions for track safety. He has directed officials in Khurda Road, Sambalpur and Visakhapatnam divisions to conduct night inspections at all levels to ensure that patrolling is being conducted.
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