Railways today inducted five machines to make tracks safer and train journeys more comfortable, a statement from the Ministry said today.
These include three highly efficient dynamic track tamping machines to measure tracks, a ballast cleaning machine to scan tracks, and one points and crossings tamping machines for geometry correction.
These are besides the existing fleet of 883 track maintenance machines already deployed on heavy density routes.
“Coaches have been refurbished indigenously at a cost of Rs 18 lakh per coach for taking care of the accommodation needs of the staff of the track machines, providing them a comfortable home away from home,” the statement said. Read More
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