August 13, 2022

Western Railway has undertaken numerous monsoon preparatory works on mission mode alongwith correct repairs & upkeep of the mechanical, signalling, electrical belongings & gear, and so on. Western Railway has ensured that each one works has been accomplished in time to make sure easy and disruption-free companies through the monsoons.

Based on Sumit Thakur, Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway, to make sure uninterrupted companies through the ensuing monsoon, targets have been adopted meticulously and WR accomplished the works earlier than time. The meticulous planning & execution of labor has yielded optimistic outcomes and WR has been in a position to run the practice companies with minimal disruptions, inspite of heavy rains. Works equivalent to cleansing and de-silting of culverts, nullahs & drains, clearing the muck & rubbish alongside the tracks, building of extra waterways, installations of high-power pumps, trimming bushes, and so on. have been accomplished on a mission mode.

Giving additional particulars, Thakur acknowledged that numerous measures taken for guaranteeing uninterrupted companies are as beneath.

· Muck removing of 1.60 lakh cubic meters accomplished at 28 recognized areas. The work was carried out by deploying specifically designed Muck particular trains, BRNs, JCB, Poclain, and so on.

· Further waterways constructed by micro tunneling at Vasai Yard, Nalasopara and Bandra – Khar part.

· WR has accomplished the cleansing of 55 culverts & 50 km of drains has been de-silted and cleaned. Additionally, the move sample of water in Yards have been studied and new drains & manholes have been constructed for facilitating easy discharge of water.

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· Drone survey of 23 areas was carried out for monitoring, cleansing & identification of choke factors in culverts and nallahs

· Varied areas weak to water logging throughout heavy rains have been recognized and 204 high-capacity water pumps put in at these flood susceptible areas. It’s a 14% improve over final yr, in variety of pumps offered on tracks and depots together with sewerage and submersible pumps.

· Flood gauges have been offered at 36 areas.

· Work of trimming greater than 2300 bushes and slicing of 20 weak bushes accomplished.

· All EMU rakes have been inspected & attended for monsoon precautions work.

Thakur additionally talked about that based mostly on the expertise of earlier monsoons, flood-prone areas in railway premises have been recognized and numerous works precautionary work has been accomplished at these areas. To observe the situation of tracks, Monsoon Patrolling is finished by 11 patrolman & 8 Bridge guards. A 15-member RPF Flood Rescue Staff with rescue boats and allied gear has been fashioned in collaboration with NDRF. Throughout monsoon and different climate alerts, it’s ensured to maintain shut coordination with the Catastrophe Administration cell of BMC. Particular timetable on excessive tide and heavy rainfall days has been adopted. WR can be in shut coordination with numerous Municipal Our bodies for arranging native transport for fast disbursal of passengers.

Western Railway is guaranteeing steady monitoring and all efforts are being taken for sustaining disruption free journey to commuters.

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