3675 Bridges Out Of 1.44 Lakh Bridges Repaied By Indian Railways


3675 Bridges Out Of 1.44 Lakh Bridges Repaied By Indian Railways

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Indian Railways has undertaken repairs of 3675  bridges in the last five years, the Railway Minister informed the Rajya Sabhaon Friday.

As on 01.04.17, there are 1,44,698 Railway Bridges of varying ages on Indian Railways’ network.

During last five years (2012-13 to 2016-17) a total of 3675 bridges have been repaired / strengthened / rehabilitated / rebuilt. As on 01.04.2017, a total of 3017 bridges are sanctioned for repair / strengthening / rehabilitation / rebuilding at a throwforward cost of ` 3581.64 Crore.

In a written reply, the minister said that all the bridges are inspected at least twice a year, one before the onset of monsoon and one detailed inspection after the monsoon by the designated officials. In addition, certain bridges are also inspected more frequently depending upon their condition.

Repair / strengthening / rehabilitation / rebuilding of  Railway bridges is a continuous process and is undertaken whenever so warranted by their physical condition as ascertained during these inspections and not on the basis of their ages.

Suitable safety measures like imposing speed restrictions and keeping such bridge under close watch are taken till the bridge is repaired / strengthened / rehabilitated / rebuilt.

All bridges are safe for train movement at permitted speed. The Zone-wise break-up is as under:

Zonal Railways

Central

Eastern

East Central

East Coast

Northern

North Central

North Eastern

Northeast Frontier

No. of Bridges Sanctioned

339

280

468

125

302

210

7

100

Throw Forward Cost (` in Crore)

140.47

335.25

608.58

97.18

332.35

76.73

426.16

119.66

Zonal Railways

North Western

Southern

South Central

South Eastern

South East Central

South Western

Western

West Central

No. of Bridges Sanctioned

90

134

223

222

106

55

168

188

Throw Forward Cost (` in Crore)

70.81

276.12

266.37

141.45

94.95

98.15

260.23

236.90

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