With the aim of finding newer avenues to strengthen the core rail infrastructure to make it compatible for semi-high speed rail traffic, a seminar on small track machines, ballastless tracks, maintenance for semi-high speed routes and rehabilitation of bridges was organised by Institution of Permanent Way Engineers (IPWE)at the National Rail Museum here on 12 December.
Naveen Chopra, Principal Chief Engineer, Northern Railway, was the chief guest. The event was attended by about 150 expert engineers, supervisors and staff of the zone.
The day-long seminar witnessed presentations and discussions on the topics such as ballastless track, corrosion of rails and its prevention, small track machines and its repairs, restructuring of permanent way cadre, elimination of level crossings by construction of limited height subways (LHS) and maintenance practices on semi-high speed track.
Chopra said such seminars provide a platform for detailed deliberations on the technical and safety aspects related to tracks which will go a long way in inculcating knowledge and awareness among field officers