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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.


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   Achievements during last one years:

  • Commissioning of two Integrated Track Geometry Measurement system (ITMS) and One Track Geometry Measurement system (TGMS) .
  • Track Recording and analysis of 282754  km of Indian Railway track is done upto March-2024.
  • Technical specifications of track machines Finalised.
  • Maintenance schedule manual, Inspection check list and critical spare parts issued.
  • Different type of Speed Certificate issued.
  • Transportation codes are issued for Track machines.
  • Indigenization of spare parts of Track machines.
  • Drawing of Track machine spare parts issued.
  • Specification of Track machine spare parts issue.
  • Vendor application of Small Track machine finalized.

Current Assignments in Hand:

  • Introduction of Integrated Track Geometry Measurement system (ITMS)s in Indian Railways.     
  • Track Recording and analysis of Indian Railway track as per frequency laid down in IRPWM. 
  • Preparation and Review of Technical specification of Track monitoring systems.
  • Preparation and Review of Technical specification of ‘On-Track machines’.
  • Maintenance Schedule Manuals, Critical Spare Parts and Inspection Checklist of ‘On-Track machines’ to be issued to Zonal Railways- 35 Nos.
  • The speed certificates of different ‘On-track machines’ to be issued- 19 Nos.
  • The Specifications and drawings of spare parts of  ‘On-track machines’ to be finalized– 21 Nos.
  • Transportation Code of ‘On-Track machine’ to be issued- 10 Nos.
  • Providing sections for oscillation trials of rolling stocks as per Criteria Committee Reports- 09 Nos.
  • The Oscillation Trials of On-track machines to be conducted on Khajuraho - Mahoba section of North Central Railway- 09 Nos.
  • Nos. of vendor applications for Small Track Machines to be finalized. 
  • STR for Small Track Machine to be finalized.     
  • Revision of specifications of Small Track Machines.
  • STMs specification of Rail Friction meter to be framed as per new Standard.
  • 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.



Source : WELCOME TO RDSO CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 23-04-2024  

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