SUBWAY BUILT IN 4.5 HOURS BY INDIAN RAILWAYS SET RECORD
Indian Railways constructed a subway crossing in just four-and-a-half-hour between Pendurthi and Kottavalasa line in Andhra Pradesh.
The limited height subway, which was constructed a few months back, has created a record and now denizens and social media are hailing the achievement of Indian Railways.
The level crossing No. 484 between Kottavalasa and Pendurthi is a four-track manned level crossing.
“The work for this project was sanctioned in 2017. The limited height subway work, which was done a few months back consists of 20 segments of 1.5 m width while the size of the box is 4.65 m X 3.65 m. These 20 segments had been launched in four and a half hours,” said a railway official posted at the East Coast Railway (ECR) in Visakhapatnam, who is managing the section.
Talking about the completion efforts, an official explained that just after starting the block, the track was removed with the help of cranes and earthwork started from both sides. The boxes and base plates were shifted simultaneously and after reaching the centre, surface preparation was carried out; base slabs and pre-fabricated boxes were placed using heavy-duty cranes.
“Just after starting off the block, the track was removed with the help of cranes, earthwork started from both sides. Simultaneously the shifting of boxes and base plate were done. After reaching the centre, the surface preparation was carried out and base slabs and pre-fabricated boxes were placed using heavy-duty cranes,” said a railway official describing the effort.
“The activity of earthwork for starting the placement of boxes took one hour; for placement of 20 boxes, for placing of base slabs after surface preparation and linking of tracks, it took 1.5 hours and in total the total block was completed in 4.5 hours,” added ECR officials.
.Now, that the subway has been opened, the manned level crossing has been closed; chances of accidents have also reduced.