Indian Railways to Erect 3,300 km of Walls by December 2019 to Fence its Tracks

Indian Railways to Erect 3,300 km of Walls by December 2019 to Fence its Tracks

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Date of Post: 24 Nov, 2018

The Indian Railways has set a target of erecting 3,300 km of walls by December 2019 to fence off its tracks along the golden quadrilateral and its diagonals, a senior official said. The entire process will cost around Rs 3,000 crore.

It will also enable railways to run trains at a speed of 160 kmph on these tracks once they are fenced, which is a must for such speeds.

More Information:

  • Walls will be erected along a 967 kilometer stretch between Delhi and Mumbai Central stations, the Delhi-Howrah section and a 901-km route on the golden quadrilateral and its diagonals.
  • It also includes a 43-km stretch in the Delhi-NCR region.
  • Vishwesh Chaube, Member, Engineering, Railway Board said,”We have decided to build these walls in vulnerable areas primarily to prevent encroachment, movement of cattle and trespassing. For example, hitting a heavy cattle can lead to derailments and we want to avoid that.”
  • Chaube said, zones have been asked to identify such routes and walls may also erected to block narrow passages near major stations used by people to reach the platform.
  • Though he refused to give a timeline for the project.
  • While the walls along a 800km stretch of the Delhi-Mumbai-Calcutta-Chennai golden quadrilateral is likely to be completed by June 2019, a 2,500-km stretch will be covered by December 2019, a senior official involved in the project said.
  • The national transporter is planning to construct around 100-125 km of 27-metre high boundary walls every year as it prepares to bump up the speeds of its trains, sources in the ministry said.

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Author:

Narinder Sharma is a part of the content team of Rail Analysis India as a writer and marketing executive.
His interest is in the Railways , Metro and Transportation Sector of India .
Please reach us at editor@railanalysis.com for more information .


 

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