NorthEast Frontier Railway (NFR) Presents A Proposal Before The Railway Board For Upgrading Safety Infrastructure At Rs 325 Crore

NorthEast Frontier Railway (NFR) Presents A Proposal Before The Railway Board For Upgrading Safety Infrastructure At Rs 325 Crore

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Date of Post: 19 Dec, 2017

Guwahati: Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has presented a proposal before the railway board for upgrading safety infrastructure at an estimated cost of around Rs 325 crore.

About The Proposal-

The proposal, for the year 2018-19, comprises 28 safety works including-

  1. The improvement of running rooms in 30 stations for an estimated cost of Rs 71 crore
  2. Training centres at 13 stations at a cost of Rs 94 crore
  3. Extensions of platforms at 18 stations for a cost of Rs 45 crore
  4. Foot overbridges at 30 stations for Rs 105 crore
  5. Rs 10 crore-plan to replace, among other equipments, the LED signals & batteries

More Information:

  • Chief public relations officer, NFR, Pranav Jyoti Sharma said,”Our focus on safety has so far yielded positive results. The number of derailments came down from four to one last year. No accidents at level crossings or cases of fire hazards were reported.”
  • Sharma said,”Along with regular patrolling, trackmen have been equipped with walkie-talkies for communicating with station-masters. Also gadgets like inclinometers and piezometers have been provided to study soil behaviour.”

Image Credit: NorthEast Frontier Railway – Facebook

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