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Track Machine & Monitoring

About Track Machines and Monitoring Department:

  • Development of new track monitoring systems including their procurement, commissioning and introduction on IR.
  • Necessary modification in TMS for generation of various types of reports for direct use by field officials.
  • Criteria for track maintenance based on TRC results.
  • Monitoring of track parameters and riding quality of IR track using TRCs. Presently TRCs are being run on DFCCIL tracks as well till procurement of TRCs by      them.
  • Development/ modification/ revisions of specifications of various types of on-track machines including issue of speed certificates, oscillation trials and  CRS/Railway Board’s sanction for their introduction on IR.
  • Dealing with all technical matters pertaining to on-track machines - maintenance schedule, list of critical spares, inspection checklist and technical  instruction/ guidelines, Track Machine Manual.
  • Indianisation of various parts of on-track machines.
  • Policy matters and technical issues concerning small track machines.
  • Development of new types of small track machines including development/ modification/ revisions of their specifications and all matters pertaining to    vendor development of small track machines.
  • Various types of tests and trials in Track Lab and in field pertaining to Track Design and QA/ Civil Dte.
  • Provision of test stretches for various types of Oscillation Trials of rolling stocks. Development and maintenance of nominated test stretches.
  • Association with Testing Dte. in connection with various track parameters limits for IR conditions for introduction of UIC/518/ EN-14363  methodology for rolling stock testing.
  • Design of Dedicated Test Track and working as coordinating dte. of RDSO for construction of DTT on NWR.

 

Organization chart:

Brief of Achievements during 2020-2021:

  • Studies for implementation of UIC-518/EN-14363 & finalization of limits of various track quality parameters for Indian Railways based on analysis of TRC data (approximately 58000 Kms).
  • Identification of sections as per EN-14363 for carrying out oscillation trials for high speed (120-160 Kmph) and low speed (80-100 Kmph) range. Highest ever track recording by TRCs – 1.79 lakh Kms in 2020-21. Last best annual progress was 1.01. Lakh Kms. in the year 2018-19.
  • Specification of Self-Propelled Turnout Measurement Cars (STTMC) has been finalized and revised the specification of Unattended Axle Box level Acceleration Measurement System (UABAMS).
  • 22 nos. of vendor applications finalized.
  • Eight vendors have been upgraded from developmental category to approved category for respective Small Track Machines.
  • Forty two specifications of Small Track Machines have been revised.
  • Regular items of Small Track Machines having less than three vendors reduced from Eleven to One.
  • Field Trial for determination of Longitudinal and Lateral Ballast resistance for PSC sleeper of different sleeper density (1540, 1660 & 1818) for Lab Condition, Just after tamping and consolidated track has been done.
  • Construction of Dedicated Test Track: Work is already in progress at site. Twisted Track completed. Approx 25.63 lakh cum earthwork has been completed & work on 16 no. bridges completed. Work in progress on 02 major bridges and 12 minor bridges. Proposal for Phase-II (Total length= 58.5 Km) has also been approved by Railway Board in works Programme of NWR at a cost of Rs. 466.43 crore.
  • Total 8 nos. of technical specifications of track machines have been revised and approved by RDSO.
  • Total 35 nos. of Maintenance Schedule Manuals, Critical Spare Parts and Inspection Checklist of track machines have been prepared and issued to Zonal Railways.
  • Total 21 nos. of speed certificates of different track machines have been issued.                                                                                   
  • RDSO has finalized 21 Nos. Specifications and 31 Nos. of drawings of spare parts of track machines.
  • The sanction for introduction of new track machines for 3 Nos. of Track Machines (MDU, HOBCM & PCT/Gemac) has been obtained from the Railway Board through CCRS.
  • The Oscillation Trials of 3 Nos. of Track Machines (RBMV, WST 08-32 & WST VPR02-M) have been conducted on Khajuraho - Mahoba section of North Central Railway.

Brief of Achievements during 2021-2022:

  • Procurement and installation of one Integrated Track Geometry Measurement system (ITMS). Lab validation of two ITMS systems –Completed. Second ITMS system arrived at RDSO. Other systems are under the tendering stage.
  • Track Recording and analysis of 144720 km of Indian Railway track has been done in the financial year 2021-2022.
  • Total 07 nos. of technical specification of track machines have been revised and approved by RDSO.
  • Total 10 nos. of Maintenance Schedule Manuals, Critical Spare Parts and Inspection Checklist of track machines have been prepared and issued to Zonal Railways.
  • Total 21 nos. of speed certificates of different track machines have been issued.
  • 07 nos. of speed certificate have been issued for Oscillation trial.
  • 06 nos. of speed certificate have been issued for condonation to infringement.                                                                                     
  • 03 nos. of CCRS inspection for sanction related to introduction of new track machines by Railway Board is completed.
  • 04 nos. of Transportation codes are issued for Track machines.
  • RDSO has issued  26 Nos. Specifications and 29 Nos. of drawings of spare parts of track machines.
  • 25 Nos. of vendor application of Small Track machine are finalized.
  • 27 Nos. vendors' applications for upgradation from developmental category to approved category for respective Small Track Machines are finalized.
  • Five specification of Small Track Machine have been revised.

Current Assignments in Hand (2022-2023):

  • Introduction of following New Track Monitoring Systems in Indian Railways:
    1. Integrated Track Geometry Measurement system (ITMS).
    2. Zero speed Integrated Track Geometry Measurement system (ZITMS).
    3. Unattended Axle Box level Acceleration Measurement System (UABAMS). 
    4. Track Inspection and Monitoring System (TIMS).
    5. Ground Penetration radar (GPR).                                                                                                                                                  
    6. Self-Propelled Turnout Measurement Cars (STTMC).
  • Track Recording and analysis of Indian Railway track as per frequency laid down in IRPWM.
  • Technical specifications of track machines to be reviewed - 8 Nos.
  • Maintenance Schedule Manuals, Critical Spare Parts and Inspection Checklist of track machines to be issued to Zonal Railways - 8 Nos.
  • The speed certificates of different track machines to be issued - 09 Nos.
  • The Specifications and drawings of spare parts of track machines to be finalized – 20 Nos.
  • The sanction for introduction of new track machines to be obtained from the Railway Board through CCRS – 04 Nos.
  • The Oscillation Trials of track machines to be conducted on Khajuraho - Mahoba section of North Central Railway.
  • Nos. of vendor applications for Small Track Machines to be finalized : 15 Nos.
  • Vendor’s applications for preparation of STR for Small Track Machine to be finalized: 11 Nos.    
  • Revision of specifications of Small Track Machines: 50 Nos.
  • Field Trial for Rail Stress measurement in E.CoR. for speed upto 100 KMPH for 22.82 t /22.9 t and up to 90 KMPH for 25t to be conducted.

Achievements during Current Year (2022-2023):

  • Commissioning of one Integrated Track Geometry Measurement system (ITMS). Second ITMS under commissioning.
  • Track Recording and analysis of 125502 km of Indian Railway track is done upto Oct-2022.
  • Technical specifications of track machines:                                                                                                                                            
  1. Finalized – 01.
  • Maintenance schedule manual, Inspection check list and critical spare parts:
  1. Maintenance schedule manual issued - Nil.
  2. Inspection check list issued - Nil.
  3. Critical spare parts issued - Nil.
  • Speed Certificate
  1. Provisional speed certificate issued - 04 Nos.
  2. Revalidation of provisional speed certificate -02 Nos.
  3. Amendment to provisional speed certificate issued - 04 Nos.
  4. One time movement speed certificate issued – 02 Nos.
  5. Speed certificate for oscillation trial issued - 03 Nos.
  6. Final speed certificate issued – 02 Nos.
  7. Oscillation trial done - Nil.
  8. Condonation to infringement - 04 Nos.
  9. Introduction of large track machine - 03 Nos.
  • The CCRS inspection for sanction of introduction of new track machines by Railway Board completed – 01 Nos. 
  • Transportation codes are issued for Track machines - 13 Nos.
  • Code of procedure for USFD of axle - 04 Nos.
  • Indigenization of spare parts of Track machines.
  1. Drawing of Track machine spare parts issued – 18 Nos.
  2. Specification of Track machine spare parts issued – 14 Nos.
  • 10 Nos. of vendor application of Small Track machine finalized.

 



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