Major yard remodeling work completed at Hotgi in connection with doubling of railway line between Latchyan and Hotgi

Central Railway Construction wing of Engineering and Signal & Telecommunications in close co-ordination of operating department successfully completed major yard remodeling work at Hotgi in connection with 33 km doubling of railway line between Latchyan in Karnataka and Hotgi in Maharashtra o­n 29.7.2020. Due to this work, the section capacity of the railway line will increase. This will help in more loading and unloading activities in nearby companies/factories.

  • This jumbo work completed after 10 days Pre-Non-Interlocking work and 60-hour Non-Interlocking work (including 36 hrs under traffic +12 hrs off traffic). 
  • The dedicated team of officers and staff of the Operating, Engineering and S&T department rose to the occasion and executed the task before them in a systematic manner. 
  • Approximately 250 workers were working day and night for completion of this yard remodelling work.
  • Non-Interlocking work of testing & reconnection has been given in 4 hrs traffic block instead of sanctioned 12 hrs traffic block (saving of 8 hrs) by executing the work round the clock for 20 days while the supervising officers stayed at the site. \
  • The major works involved preparation and approval of engineering scale plans, signal interlocking plans, electrical works, General Arrangement Drawings (GADs) of bridges. 

The salient features are given below:

  • Alterations in 59 routes in working central cabin RRI having 158 routes.
  • Alterations in 16 Routes, 15 new routes in working A cabin RRI.
  • Commissioning of 6 new signals & 2 shunt signals.
  • Fixing & testing of 8-point machines & removal of 8-point machines.
  • Length of new track: 2.48 Km.
  • No of turnouts removed: 8.
  • No of turnouts laid: 8.
  • Slewing of NTPC chord line: 200m.

During Non-Interlocking work, all safety precautions and protocols pertaining to COVID-19 were adhered too.

Source: Central Railway-Press Release

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