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Track packing introduced under Lumding-Silchar

By The Assam Tribune
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GUWAHATI, Jan 22 � As the final touch to a newly-constructed railway line, the NF Railway has introduced a track packing machine under the Lumding-Silchar gauge conversion project, a press release received here stated.

The track machine, which measures 65 foot long and weighs 55 MT, was taken to Silchar by road from Guwahati. The machine was carried by a special trailer with 72 wheels. It was unloaded at Sukritipur with the help of four road cranes. It started working at the Silchar yard from January 19.

As part of the �mega block� works under the Lumding-Silchar gauge conversion project, which started from October 1, 2014, the track linking work from Km 120 between Harangajao and Ditokcherra to Km 201 at Silchar via Badarpur has already been completed. During this period, a major bridge (No. 510) with a 30-metre span through girder has also been completed between Bandarkhal and Damcherra.

Altogether 49 ballast rakes have been unloaded at Km 98/2 near Migrendisa up to January 19, the release added.

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Track packing introduced under Lumding-Silchar

GUWAHATI, Jan 22 � As the final touch to a newly-constructed railway line, the NF Railway has introduced a track packing machine under the Lumding-Silchar gauge conversion project, a press release received here stated.

The track machine, which measures 65 foot long and weighs 55 MT, was taken to Silchar by road from Guwahati. The machine was carried by a special trailer with 72 wheels. It was unloaded at Sukritipur with the help of four road cranes. It started working at the Silchar yard from January 19.

As part of the �mega block� works under the Lumding-Silchar gauge conversion project, which started from October 1, 2014, the track linking work from Km 120 between Harangajao and Ditokcherra to Km 201 at Silchar via Badarpur has already been completed. During this period, a major bridge (No. 510) with a 30-metre span through girder has also been completed between Bandarkhal and Damcherra.

Altogether 49 ballast rakes have been unloaded at Km 98/2 near Migrendisa up to January 19, the release added.