Monday, 28 November 2016

Research on to make fracture -free rails: MoS Manoj Sinha

BAREILY: Minister of state for railways and communications Manoj Sinha said here on Saturday that rail fractures are the main cause behind train accidents. He said the Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO) has been asked if it can construct rails which do not fracture and research to the effect is underway.

Sinha was in Bareilly for inspection of Delhi-Bareilly section of Northern Railway and Bareilly-Badaun section of North Eastern Railway and inspection of en-route stations.

Asked about the steps taken to minimise railway accidents after Kanpur tragedy in which more than 100 passengers died, Sinha said, "Though we conduct regular maintenance, the problem arises during the variation of temperature between day and night, especially in the month of October-November. The difference in temperature causes rail fracture. We have asked RDSO if it can make rails which do not get fractured. Research on this is going on."


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