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NTC machine for Dedicated Freight Corridor project

05 April 2014 | New Delhi
 

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To speed up track laying work, the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation (DFCC) is deploying a mechanised track linking system for the construction of freight corridors.

A senior DFCC official said that the fully-mechanised track linking methods have been deployed for track linking on Durgauti-Karwandia section of Eastern DFC by using a new track construction (NTC) machine, which has been imported from the US.

The machine has the capability of linking 1.5 kilometer (km) of track length in a day with very minimal manpower.

The track laying for new railway line has always been labour intensive exercise and generally takes about 500-600 man-days for linking one Km track.

The DFC project is a mega infrastructure project involving track linking of approximately 7000 km.

He said that "This mammoth task is not possible using conventional method of track laying and that is why we have to opt for NTC machine.”

It is for the first time in India that fully mechanized track linking system for new lines is being employed for construction of the DFC.

Fully mechanized methods not only improve the pace of the track linking but the quality of track lying also gets improved.

   
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