JAIPUR: To rule out any chances of fractures in railway tracks, NWR has made all its preparations this winter season.
Chief Public Relations Officer of NWR Abhay Sharma said that orders to implement all the safety procedures in all the four divisions of NWR have been issued. He said that intense patrolling has been going on at the sections which are more prone to fractures in intense cold conditions.
Keymen have been given training for winter season and also have been given Jogal fish plates. Moreover the temperature of railway tracks is also being observed.
The railways is also ensuring that all the fittings on all the routes are completed.
Apart from this, railway supervisors and officers are carrying out night time footplate inspection.
At regular intervals, the old tracks are being replaced with new so that there are no chances of fractures.
A lense is used while oiling and greasing the tracks so that any fracture can be noticed.
It’s a regular practice that railway employees are asked to identify the tracks on which there are more chances of fracture. This is done on the basis of their experience and past incidents.
In coming days, the fog conditions may also prevail in northern parts of the country. As such in past years it has been a practice that crackers in large number at railway station and level crossing are made available because they are to alert the drivers about the fog condition ahead.
Railway officials said that operation of trains is a challenge during winter season when the drop in temperature results in contraction in tracks. This results in fracture in the track at a weak point.
Right now the winter has just arrived and the temperature is yet to drop at low level. NWR has already made its preparations well in time.
The fog conditions may also prevail in northern parts of the country. As such in past years it has been a practice that crackers in large number at railway station and level crossing are made available because they are to alert the drivers about the fog condition ahead.