Date of Post: Nov 02, 2018
Hyderabad: The SCR (South Central Railway) has completed its mission to eliminate UMLC (Unmanned Railway Level Crossings), wherein all such level crossings in the zone have been removed. The Indian Railways had started the process of completely eliminating UMLCs as a mission and accordingly, SCR took up the task of removing all UMLCs in limits in a phased manner.
- SCR undertook the task of eliminating the UMLCs, suitably replacing them by provision of LHS (Limited Height Subways)/RUB (Road Under Bridges), converting some to manned gates and eliminating a few all together to ensure public convenience and safety.
- SCR removed almost 269 UMLCs in the last 2 years, mostly with provision of LHS in a short period of 18 months.
- The methods adopted by the rail engineers included entailed readying of pre-cast RCC (Reinforced Concrete Cement) boxes for building LHS vents in advance and taking short blocks of 3 hours regulation to train services in the section of the work.
- This apart, undertaking fast excavation of earth using heavy duty machinery, placing of temporary pre-fabricated iron girders on either sides of the track for insertion of RCC boxes to act as the permanent Limited Height Subway at the spot, filling up the earth besides the newly readied LHS helped to restore normalcy of train operations within a short time.
- Mr Vinod Kumar Yadav, SCR General Manager has given the credit to the Engineering Department for execution of the task as targeted and was appreciative of the coordination and team effort that went into it, involving other department like operating, finance, electrical and signal departments.
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