Modern engineering techniques used in latest rail projects


Electronic Interlocking Signalling system installed

Modern engineering techniques and equipment such as Mobile Flash Butt Welding machines, Ready Mix Concrete (RMC), Heavy Earth Moving equipment, Heavy-duty Road Cranes and Track Machines were deployed to quicken the pace of Civil Engineering work during the recently upgraded, renovated and built railway stations and related projects.

A government release on 17 Jan 2021 gave details of the Rs.811 crore project.

A unique technical solution for design of minor bridges has been adopted by using locally available RCC Hume pipes. This has not only reduced execution time but has also garnered a savings of approximately Rs.27 crore, said a release on the projects.

Innovative technologies such as Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) and Sight Acceptance Test (SAT) for Electronic Interlocking Signalling system have been used to speed up the Signalling works & to reduce commissioning time.

Tower Wagons, Over Head Equipment (OHE) wiring train were utilized for expedition of Electrification works.

The details were given after Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually flagged off eight new trains on 17 Jan 2021 from various destinations to Kevadiya.

He also inaugurated the Dabhoi–Chandod Gauge converted Broad Gauge rail line (18 km), new Broad Gauge railway line from Chandod to Kevadiya (32 km), Newly electrified Pratapnagar – Kevadiya section (80 km), the new station buildings of Dabhoi Jn., Chandod&Kevadiyathrough video conferencing.

The 50-km Dabhoi–Chandod–Kevadiya section has been commissioned by converting the 18-km long Dabhoi–Chandod Narrow Gauge section to Broad Gauge and further extension of new Broad Gauge railway line from Chandod to Kevadiya (32 kms). Pratapnagar–Kevadiya section (80 RKM) has also been electrified as per Ministry of Railways Mission of 100% Railway Electrification policy. This will now provide seamless rail connectivity from all directions of our country.

Land acquisition for new line project was completed as late as July 2020 and the project has been commissioned only in 5 months.

It has total of seven stations with three major (crossing) stations and four minor (halt) stations.

Out of these four are new stations – Moriya, Tilakwada, Garudeshwar and Kevadiya, and three are existing stations, namely Dabhoi Jn., Vadaj and Chandod.

There are eight major bridges, 79 minor bridges, nine Road Over Bridges and 31 Road Under Bridges.

The sectional speed between Pratapnagar-Dabhoi has been raised from 75 kmph to 110 kmph in a short span of 75 days and Dabhoi–Kevadiya section has been built with 110 kmph.

The speed of the entire section from Pratapnagar–Kevadiya will be further enhanced to 130 kmph.

The station buildings at Dabhoi Jn., Chandod and Kevadiya have been designed aesthetically incorporating local features and modern passenger amenities. Also, Kevadiya station is India’s first railway station with a Green Building Certification since inception of construction.

Electrification of Pratapnagar-Kevadiya section

Pratapnagar–Kevadiya section (80 RKM) has been electrified as per Ministry of Railways Mission of 100% Railway Electrification policy.
This will provide cleaner, greener, faster & environment friendly Rail Transportation which will reduce carbon footprint.

Kevadiya Railway Station has been registered with the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) for being India’s First Railway Station to be certified as Green Building by IGBC ever since inception of construction.

Water management through rain water harvesting, sewage treatment plant, eco-waterless urinals and drip irrigation.

The segregated green waste at source will be reused to produce fertilizer and reduce waste

The IRCTC is also building a 500-room budget hotel near Kevadiya station for tourists. #rail #technologies #construction #infrastructure #projects /


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