Replacement Of Old Rail Tracks


Replacement Of Old Rail Tracks

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Railways Minister informed the Rajya Sabha on Friday that For the year 2017-18, a target of 3600 km in Complete Track Renewal (CTR) units has been kept for track renewal on Indian Railways. (One km of Through Rail Renewal is counted as 0.5 km CTR units and one km of Through Sleeper Renewal is counted as 0.5 km CTR units).

Responding to a question in Rajya Sabha, the minister said that Railway tracks are replaced through track renewal works which is an ongoing process.

Track renewal works are undertaken as and when stretch of track becomes due for renewal on age/condition basis as per criteria laid down in Indian Railways Permanent Way Manual.

If any stretch of track is not renewed in time due to various reasons, suitable speed restrictions, if required, are imposed to ensure safe running of trains.

Details of track renewals are maintained Zonal Railway-wise and not State-wise. 

The targets fixed and actual progress of track renewal for these Zonal Railways for the last three year and current year are as under: 

Zonal Railways

Year 

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

Target

Actual Renewal

Target

Actual Renewal

Target

Actual Renewal

Target

Actual Renewal*

Western Railway

165

194

190

229

216

240

252

280

Central Railway

200

205

220

185

220

195

275

186

South Central 

175

208

190

278

118

150

147

154

South Western 

102

96

110

118

105

117

170

146

South East Central

102

107

120

119

174

123

161

138

Target and Actual Renewal in km of CTR units.

*Upto January, 2017.

Track Renewal works are planned in advance every year and their execution is prioritized according to the condition of track.

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