Railway installs five machines to make tracks safer, journeys comfortable

Railways on Thursday installed five machines that will be primarily used to ensure the safety of tracks and to make train journeys more comfortable.

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The machinery includes —

    1. Three highly efficient dynamic track tamping machines to measure tracks
    2. A ballast cleaning machine to scan tracks
    3. One points and crossings tamping machines for geometry correction

Besides this, there are 883 maintenance machines already deployed on heavy density routes. As per the statement from a railway official, “Coaches have been refurbished indigenously at a cost of Rs 18 lakh per coach for taking care of the accommodation needs of the staff of the track machines, providing them a comfortable home away from home.”

Currently, 32 such machines are in service and 62 more will be installed in the next three years.