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INSTRUCTIONS
     ON
    TRACK
               By
         Rajesh Kumar
        Sr. Prof./Track I
            STANDARDS FOR DIFFERENT
           CLASSES OF LEVEL CROSSINGS
            (Correction lip No.115 dt. 24.11.08)
     Annexure 9/1, Para 904: Classification and Standard
             Specification for Level Crossings
                          EXISTING                                               MODIFIED
Para 904: Standards for different classes of level crossings – The      (A) The existing Note given at
standards to be followed (within the Railway limits) for the various
                                                                        the bottom of item no9(a) of
parameters in respect of different classes of level crossings will be
as shown in Annexure 9/1. These standards are applicable to all         Annexure-9/1 para 904 of
new constructions and also in the case of upgradation of the            IRPWM shall be replaced by the
existing level crossings. The existing level crossings which are of a   following:
lower standards than those prescribed in Annexure 9/1 need not
be altered or modified merely to suit these standards.                  Note: The above decision should
                                                                        be taken personally by DRM’s
Para 904 Note : The above decision should be                            approved by P.C.E/C.E. (Co-
taken personally by DRM’s approved by C.E.,                             ordination) and C.O.M. and
and C.T.S.S. and position reviewed every two                            position reviewed every two
years.                                                                  years.
               STANDARDS FOR DIFFERENT
              CLASSES OF LEVEL CROSSINGS
        (Correction lip No.115 dt. 24.11.08 – Board’s letter
              No.2008/CE-II/CS/4 dt. 24.11.2008)
                                    EXISTING                                                 MODIFIED
Para 924(b) (i) Based on traffic density, visibility and regular plying of buses etc.
unmanned level crossings have been categories into I-III for manning at Railways        Para 924(b) (i) – All
cost in a phased manner on a programmed basis as per following priority:
Category I – Level crossing where TVUs exceed 6000, number of road vehicles
                                                                                        proposals         for
exceed 180 and where visibility is clear.                                               manning            of
Category II – Level crossing where TVUs exceed 6000, number of road vehicles            unmanned level
exceed 120 and where visibility is restricted.                                          crossing should
Category III – Level crossing where TVUs is between 3000 and 6000 and where
visibility is restricted.
                                                                                        be processed in
                                                                                        consultation/asso
Further, manning of any unmanned level crossing shall not be done if motor              ciation with the
vehicles do not ply regularly. Manning of category-III level crossings should be        Chief Operations
considered once manning of first two categories is over. Further, if any
unmanned level crossings gets involved in more than 3 accidents in 3 years, it
                                                                                        Manager of the
should be manned immediately irrespective of the category to which it belongs.          Railway.

All proposals for manning of unmanned level crossings should be
processed in consultation/association with the Chief Safety Officer of the
       (Correction lip No.114 dt. 10.10.08 – Board’s letter
             No.2008/CE-II/CS/3 dt. 10.10.2008)
               EXISTING                                                   MODIFIED



206(3) On withdrawal of gang                    206(3). On withdrawal of gang chart/diary and supply of fresh
chart/diary and supply of fresh ones, the       ones, the Permanent Way Inspector should carefully analyse the
Permanent Way Inspector should                  work done and take notes of kilometerages that frequently gave
carefully analyse the work done and take        trouble during the previous year, with a view to formulating such
notes of kilometerages that frequently          special measures as may be necessary. Action may be taken to
gave trouble during the previous year,
with a view to formulating such special         preserve the gang charts for a period of
measures as may be necessary. Action            five years.
                     the
may be taken to preserve
                                                317(3)(i) In case of LWR/CWR territory, three normal rail
gang charts for a period of                     lengths shall be provided between stock rail joint (SRJ) and SEJ as
three years.                                    well as between crossing and SEJ. These normal rail lengths shall
317(3)(i) In case of LWR/CWR territory,         be provided with elastic rail clips/anchors to arrest creep.
three normal rail lengths shall be provided     However, where concrete sleeper turnouts are laid, instead
between stock rail joint (SRJ) and SEJ as       of three normal rail lengths, one three rail panel shall be
well as between crossing and SEJ. These         provided between SEJ and SRJ as well as between heel of
normal rail lengths shall be provided with      crossing and SEJ.
elastic rail clips/anchors to arrest creep as   Further existing Annexure 8/3A of para 807 & 808 of
laid down in manual of instructions on          Indian Railway Permanent Way Manual shall be replaced
LWR 96.
                                                with as enclosed.
POSITION OF ENGINEERING INDICATORS
 IN CASE OF MULTI SPEED RESTRICTIONS
EXISTING   Annexure 8/3A-Para 807 & 808
             (Correction slip No.114 dt. 10.10.08)   MODIFIED
      (Correction lip No.113 dt. 03.06.08 – Board’s letter
            No.2007/CE-II/CS/2 dt. 03.06.2008)

       EXISTING                                       MODIFIED
1504. Refresher courses – It will be   1504. Refresher Courses – It will be necessary
necessary to conduct Refresher         to conduct Refresher Courses to enable the
Courses to enable the staff to keep
themselves abreast with the latest     staff to keep themselves abreast with the latest
rules and technique. Keymen,           rules and techniques.          Keymen, Mates,
Mates, Permanent Way Mistries,         Permanent        Way       Supervisors       and
and Permanent Way Inspectors           SSE/SE/JE (P.Way) should be sent for
should be sent for Refresher
Courses once in five years. In the
                                       Refresher Courses once in five years. In the
Refresher Courses, all subjects        Refresher Courses, all subjects pertaining to the
pertaining to the concerned            concerned categories shall be dealt with as
categories shall be dealt with as      enumerated under promotional courses but the
enumerated under promotional           extent of coverage will be on a limited scale.
courses but the extent of coverage
will be on a limited scale. The        The duration of the Refresher Courses shall be
duration of the Refresher Courses      two weeks.
shall be two weeks.
               Inspection of RAW/RAT
     (Correction lip No.112 dt. 25.04.08 – Board’s letter
           No.2006/CE-II/CS/1 dt. 25.04.2008)
   EXISTING                                  MODIFIED
726(3)(b) – The Assistant   726(3)(b) – Assistant Engineer shall jointly inspect
Engineer should inspect     with civil authorities, all RAW/RAT before the
those tanks and report to   monsoon every year and arrange for their safe
the Divisional Engineer     maintenance to avoid any danger to nearby
details of the action
                            tracks and structures. Records of the annual
being taken by the Public
Works      or    Revenue
                            inspections should be kept in registers as
Department.          The    prescribed. Assistant Engineer should report to
Divisional       Engineer   the Divisional Engineer details of the action
should prevail on the       being taken by the Public Works or Revenue
authorities concerned to    Department.        The Divisional Engineer should
carry out all necessary     timely prevail on the authorities concerned to carry
repair before the ensuing   out all necessary repairs before the ensuing monsoon
monsoon.                    and take other actions to ensure safety of
                            Railway assets.
FELLING OF TREES OBSTRUCTING
            VIEW
     (Correction lip No.111 dt. 23.04.08 – Board’s letter
          No.2006/CE-I/AC-1(Pt.) dt.23.04.2008)
       EXISTING                                      MODIFIED
Para 222 - Trees and bushes that       Para 222 - Trees and bushes that interfere
interfere or tend to interfere with
the view from a train or trolley, of   or tend to interfere with the view from a
signals or level crossings or along    train or trolley, of signals or level crossings
the inside of curves, shall be cut.    or along the inside of curves, shall be cut.
When cut, it should be ensured
that they do not foul the track.       When cut, it should be ensured that they do
When trees and bushes require to       not foul the track.
be cut in terms of sub-para            When trees and bushes require to be cut in
above, on private lands, action
should be taken as laid down in        terms of sub-para above, on private lands,
Section 15 of the Indian Railways      action should be taken as laid down in
Act reproduced below:                  Section 14 of the Railways Act 1989 (24
                                       of 1989) reproduced below:
FELLING OF TREES OBSTRUCTING
            VIEW
           EXISTING                                         MODIFIED
"15. (1) In either of the following cases,    "14. (1) Where in the opinion of a railway
    namely:                                   administration -
(a) Where there I danger that a tree
                                              (a) there is imminent danger that any tree,
    standing near a Railway may fall on the
                                              post or structure may fall on the railway so as
    railway so as to obstruct traffic, and
                                              to obstruct the movement of rolling stock; or
(b) When a tree obstructs the view of any
    fixed signals, the Railway                (b) any tree, post, structure or light obstructs
    administration may, with the              the view of any signal provided for movement
    permission of any Magistrate, fell the    of rolling stock; or
    tee or deal with it in such other         (c) any tree, post or structure obstructs any
    manner as will, in the opinion of the     telephone or telegraph line maintained by it, it
    Railway administration avert the
                                              may take such steps as may be necessary to
    danger or remove the obstruction, a
    the case may be.
                                              avert such danger or remove such obstruction
                                              and submit a report thereof to the Central
                                              Government in such manner and within such
                                              time as may be prescribed."
ACTION DURING ACCIDENTS INCLUDING
    BREACHES AND PRE-MONSOON
     PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES
   (Correction slip No.111 dt. 23.04.08 – Board’s letter
        No.2006/CE-I/AC-1(Pt.) dt.23.04.2008)
       EXISTING                           MODIFIED
Para 701(2) - Rules for         Para 701(2) - Rules for reporting
reporting and joint enquiries   and joint enquiries into the
into the accidents are          accidents are contained in the
contained in the Accident       Accident Manual issued by
Manual issued by Railways       Railways and in the Railway
and in the Railway (Notices
                                (Notices of and Enquiries into
of and Enquiries into
Accident) Rules, 1973,
                                Accident) Rules, 1998, issued
issued under Section 84 of      under Section 122 of Railways Act,
Indian Railways Act, 1890.      1989 (24 of 1989).
      PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING SANCTION
       AND CARRYING OUT WORK AFFECTING
      SAFETY OF THE RUNNING LINE AND FOR
              OPENING NEW WORKS
                     (Correction slip No.111 dt. 23.04.08)
           EXISTING                                         MODIFIED
Para 1301 - References to Rules-              Para 1301 - References to Rules-
                                              (1)  The safety of travelling public is governed
(1) The safety of travelling public is
    governed (ensured) by the rules laid
                                                   (ensured) by the rules laid down in:
    down in:                                  (a) Railways Act 1989 (24 of 1989) (as
(a) Indian Railways Act 1890 (as amended           amended from time-to-time),
    from time-to-time),
                                              (b) The General Rules of Indian Railways,
(b) The General Rules of Indian Railways,
(c) The rules for opening of a Railway or a   (c) The Railways (Opening for Public
    section of a Railway for the public            Carriage of Passengers) Rules, 2000 (as
    carriage of passengers 1933 (as                amended from time-to-time), and
    amended from time-to-time), and
(d) The Indian Railway Schedule of
                                              (d) The Indian Railway Schedule of
    Dimensions                                     Dimensions (as amended from time-to-
                                                   time).
PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING SANCTION
 AND CARRYING OUT WORK AFFECTING
SAFETY OF THE RUNNING LINE AND FOR
        OPENING NEW WORKS
         EXISTING                                           MODIFIED
Para 1302 – Works requiring the             Para 1302 – Works requiring the sanction of
sanction of Commissioner of Railway
                                            Commissioner of Railway Safety and Notice
Safety and Notice therefore -
(1) Under section 20 of Indian Railways
                                            therefore -
Act and chapter VI of the Rules for         (1) Under section 23 of Railways Act, 1989 (24 of
opening of a Railway or section of a        1989) and chapter VII of the "Railways (Opening
Railway for the public carriage of
passengers, 1933” the sanction of
                                            for Public Carriage of Passengers) Rules, .2000",
Commissioner of Railway Safety is           the sanction of Commissioner of Railway Safety is
required for the execution of any work      required for the execution of any work on the open
on the open line, which will affect the     line, which will affect the running of trains
running of trains carrying passengers
and any temporary arrangement
                                            carrying passengers and any temporary
necessary 'for carrying it out, except in   arrangement necessary 'for carrying it out, except
cases of emergency.                         in cases of emergency.
PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING SANCTION
 AND CARRYING OUT WORK AFFECTING
SAFETY OF THE RUNNING LINE AND FOR
        OPENING NEW WORKS
          EXISTING                                     MODIFIED
Para 1302(1)(i)                          Para 1302(1)(i)
Permanent diversion (deviation)
                                         Permanent diversion (deviation) more
more than 2 km in length without any     than 2 km in length without any station in
station in between and irrespective of   between and irrespective of length, when
length, when a new station is
involved.
                                         a new station is involved.
Note:- Permanent diversions more         Note:- Permanent diversions more than 2
than 2 km in length, and irrespective    km in length, and irrespective of length
of length when a new station is
involved, are to be treated as new
                                         when a new station is involved, are to be
lines covered by the provisions of       treated as new lines covered by the
section 17 to 19 of Indian Railways      provisions of section 21 to 23 of the
Act.
                                         Railways Act, 1989 (24 of 1989).
PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING SANCTION AND
CARRYING OUT WORK AFFECTING SAFETY OF
THE RUNNING LINE AND FOR OPENING NEW
               WORKS
         EXISTING                              MODIFIED

Para 1302(2)(g) - New           Para 1302(2)(g) - New bridges
bridges including road over     including road over and under bridges,
and under bridges, foot over-   foot over- bridges, strengthening,
bridges, strengthening,         raising, reconstruction, dismantling or
raising, reconstruction,        extension of existing bridges. addition
dismantling or extension of     or replacement of existing girders,
existing bridges. addition or   including provision of temporary
replacement of existing         girders. Here, bridges shall include road
girders, including provision    over and under bridges, foot over
of temporary girders.           bridges and subways affecting running
                                lines.
PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING SANCTION AND
CARRYING OUT WORK AFFECTING SAFETY OF
THE RUNNING LINE AND FOR OPENING NEW
               WORKS
        EXISTING                              MODIFIED
Para 1307(1)(g) –               Para 1307(1)(g) - A statement in the
A statement in the Form XI      Form XVII of the Ra'ilways
of the “Rule for the opening (Opening for Public Carriage of
of a Railway or ection of a
                                Passengers) Rules, 2000, detailing
Railway for the public carriage
of passengers, detailing any    any infringement of maximum
infringement of maximum         and minimum dimensions
and minimum dimensions          involved in the running of the
involved in the running of the locomotive or rolling stock.
locomotive or rolling stock.
 PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING SANCTION AND
 CARRYING OUT WORK AFFECTING SAFETY OF
 THE RUNNING LINE AND FOR OPENING NEW
                WORKS
             EXISTING                                                   MODIFIED
Para 1309(1)                                    Para 1309(1)
An abbreviated procedure to be adopted in
the case of accidents as laid down in
                                                An abbreviated procedure to be adopted in the case of
Section 21 of the Indian Railways Act, is       accidents as laid down in Section 24 of the Railways Act,
reproduced below:                               1989 (24 of 1989) is reproduced below:
"When an accident has occurred on a
railway resulting in a temporary suspension     "When an accident has occurred on a railway resulting in a
of traffic, and either the original lines of    temporary suspension of traffic, and either the original lines
rails and works have been rapidly restored
to their original standard or a temporary
                                                of rails and works have been restored to their original
diversion has been laid, for the purpose of     standard or a temporary diversion has been laid, for the
restoring communication, the original lines     purpose of restoring communication, the original lines of
and works so restored, or the temporary
diversion, as the case may be, in the absence   rails and works so restored, or the temporary diversion, as the
of Commissioner of Railway Safety, be           case may be, may, without prior inspection by the
opened for the public carriage of
passengers subject to the following
                                                Commissioner, be opened for the public carriage of
conditions, namely:                             passengers, subject to the following conditions, namely:
PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING SANCTION AND
CARRYING OUT WORK AFFECTING SAFETY OF
THE RUNNING LINE AND FOR OPENING NEW
               WORKS
           EXISTING                                       MODIFIED
Para 1309(1)                             Para 1309(1)
(a) That the railway servant in-charge
of the works undertaken by reason        (a) the railway servant in-charge of the works
of the accident has certified in
writing that the opening of the
                                         undertaken by reason of the accident has
restored lines of rails and work or of   certified in writing that the opening of the
the temporary diversion, will not, in
his opinion be attended with danger
                                         restored lines of rails and works, or of the
to the public using the line and works   temporary diversion will not in his opinion
or the diversion; and
                                         be attended with danger to the public; and
(b) That a notice by the Telegraph of
the opening of the line of rails and     (b) a notice of the opening of the lines of
works or the diversion shall be sent
as soon as may be, to the
                                         rails and works or the diversion shall be sent
Commissioner of Railway safety.          immediately to the Commissioner.
 PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING SANCTION AND
 CARRYING OUT WORK AFFECTING SAFETY OF
 THE RUNNING LINE AND FOR OPENING NEW
                WORKS
            EXISTING                                               MODIFIED
Para 1309(2)
A certificate on Form (Annexure 13/6)        Para 1309(2)
which is worded in accordance with           A certificate on Form (Annexure 13/6) which is worded in
Section 21(a) must be written out and
signed by representative of Engineering      accordance with Section 24 of Railways Act, 1989 (24 of
Department in-charge of the work             1989), must be written out and signed by representative of
before opening it. This certificate shall
be dispatched by Telegram to the
                                             Engineering Department in-charge of the work before
Officers concerned followed by               opening it. This certificate shall be dispatched by quickest
confirmatory copies by letter. The           means to the Officers concerned followed by confirmatory
Engineering representative should hand
over a copy of the certificate to the
                                             copies by letter. The Engineering representative should
representative of the Operating              hand over a copy of the certificate to the representative of
Department at the site of accident; the      the Operating Department at the site of accident; the latter
latter will not permit the passage of
traffic over the restored road or the        will not permit the passage of traffic over the restored
diversion until he is in possession of the   road or the diversion until he is in possession of the
certificate.                                 certificate.
PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING SANCTION AND
CARRYING OUT WORK AFFECTING SAFETY OF
THE RUNNING LINE AND FOR OPENING NEW
               WORKS
                           (Correction slip No.111 dt. 23.04.08)
         EXISTING                                       MODIFIED
Para 1309(4)                     Para 1309(4)
The Certificate and Telegraph
advice to Commissioner of        The Certificate to Commissioner of
Railway Safety need not be
sent when the line is restored   Railway Safety need not be sent when the
for through communication        line is restored for through communication
within 24 hours.
                                 within 24 hours.
PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING SANCTION AND
CARRYING OUT WORK AFFECTING SAFETY OF
THE RUNNING LINE AND FOR OPENING NEW
               WORKS
      EXISTING                                MODIFIED
Annexure 13/1(Para 2):.      Annexure 13/1(Para 2)
With      reference     to
Chapter VI of the Rules
for the Opening of a         With reference to Chapter VII of the
Railway, I beg to enquire
                             Railways (Opening for Public Carriage of
whether you wish to
inspect the work prior to    Passengers) Rules, 2000, I beg to enquire
its opening for the public   whether you wish to inspect the work prior
carriage of passengers, in   to its opening for the public carriage of
which case intimation will
be given of the date of      passengers, in which case intimation will be
completion.                  given of the date of completion.
PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING SANCTION AND CARRYING
 OUT WORK AFFECTING SAFETY OF THE RUNNING LINE
         AND FOR OPENING NEW WORKS
                          (Correction slip No.111 dt. 23.04.08)


       EXISTING                                       MODIFIED
Annexure 13/1(Para 4):.       Annexure 13/1 (Para 4)
The application for the
use of locomotives and
rolling-stock to be drawn       The application for the use of locomotives
or propelled thereby on
                              and rolling-stock to be drawn or propelled
the proposed line, in
accordance with Section       thereby on the proposed line, in accordance
16(1) of the Indian           with Section 22(a) of the Railways Act,
Railways Act, 1890 (IX
of 1890), is sent             1989 (24 of 1989), is sent herewith/
herewith/not required.        not required.
                           TEMPORARY WORKS
                              (Correction slip No.111 dt. 23.04.08)

    EXISTING                                         MODIFIED

Annexure 13/1(Para 5):     Annexure 13/1(Para 5): The following documents are appended:-
(a)
                           (1) Temporary works-
(b)
                           (a) Description of proposed works.
(c)
(d)                        (b) Drawing of temporary works.
(e)                        (c) List of infringements to Schedule of Dimensions.
(f)
                           (d) List of deviations from the Manuals of Instructions for
(g)
                                Signalling and Interlocking and Block Signalling.
(h) Documents for
bridges as per Chapter     (e) List of deviations from General and Subsidiary Rules.
VII of the Rules for the   (f) Restrictions.
Opening of a Railway
                           (g) Rules for Traffic Working.
                           (h) Documents for bridges as per Chapter VII of the Railways
                                (Opening for Public Carriage of Passengers) Rules, 2000.
                         PERMANENT WORKS
                           (Correction slip No.111 dt. 23.04.08)


    EXISTING                                      MODIFIED
Annexure 13/1(Para 5):   Annexure 13/1(Para 5): The following documents are appended:
(a)                      (2) Permanent works -
(b)
                         (a) Description of proposed works.
(c)
(d)                      (b) Drawing of permanent works.
(e)                      (c) List of infringements to Schedule of Dimensions.
(f)                      (d) List of deviations from the Manuals of Instructions for
(g)                          Signalling and Interlocking and Block Signalling.
(h) Documents for
bridges as per Chapter   (e) List of deviations from General and Subsidiary Rules.
VII of the Rules for     (f) Restrictions.
Opening of a Railway
                         (g) Rules for Traffic Working.
                         (h) Documents for bridges as per Chapter VII of the Railways
                             (Opening for Public Carriage of Passengers) Rules, 2000.
Restoration of through Running after Accidents
                           (Correction slip No.111 dt. 23.04.08)


    EXISTING                                      MODIFIED
Annexure 13/6 (heading):     Annexure 13/6 (heading):


 Telegraphic Advice in        CERTIFICATE IN CONNECTION WITH
   connection with           RESTORATION OF THROUGH RUNNING
Restoration of through                AFTER ACCIDENTS
Running after Accidents
PROTECTION OF LORRY ON LINE
           Annexure 11/5-Para 1120(4)(C)
            (Correction slip No.110 dt. 04.03.08)


EXISTING                                   MODIFIED
PROTECTION OF TROLLY ON LINE
           Annexure 11/4-Para 1119(5)
           (Correction slip No.110 dt. 04.03.08)


EXISTING                                 MODIFIED
WORKS OF SHORT DURATION-PROTECTION OF LINE
          IN CASE OF REDUCED SPEED
             Annexure 8/2-Para 806(2)
           (Correction slip No.110 dt. 04.03.08)

   EXISTING                             MODIFIED
WORKS OF SHORT DURATION-PROTECTION OF LINE
     IN CASE OF STOP DEAD RESTRICTION
            Annexure 8/1-Para 806(1)
              (Correction slip No.110 dt. 04.03.08)
  EXISTING                                   MODIFIED



   EXISTING
  CLASSIFICATION OF LINES
     (Ref: Correction Slip No. 109 to IRPWM dt. 15.02.08)
BG lines classified into 6 groups A to E on basis
  of future maximum permissible
speed.

Group A           – Speeds upto 160 kmph

Group B           – Speeds upto 130 kmph

Group C           – Suburban section of
                    Mumbai, Delhi,
                   Chennai and Kolkata
CLASSIFICATION OF LINES

Group D Spl – Speed upto 110 kmpyh and
 annual Traffic density 20 GMT or
            more
Group D         – Speed upto 110 kmph &
 traffic density less than 20 GMT
Group E         – All other sections and
 branch lines with speed utpo 100 kmph.
Track structure to be provided during
renewals, construction of New Lines,
  Gauge conversion and Doublings
 Rails     – 60 kg 90 UTS,

   Sleepers – PSC with 1660 nos. per km,

 Ballast cushion – minimum 300mm,
 (Recommended 350mm)

 Points and crossing – Thick web switches,
 CMS crossings on fan shaped PSC layouts.
(B) Where annual traffic density is less
    than 5 GMT and not defined as
            mineral routes--

Rails – 52 kg 90 UTS,
Sleepers – PSC with 1660 nos. per km,
Ballast cushion – 250mm,
Points and crossing – Thick web switches/Thick
  web switches and CMS crossings on fan-shaped PSC
  layouts
    (C) Lines which are dead ended
 branch lines having GMT less than 3
        and no goods traffic--
• Rails – 52 kg 90 UTS (Secondary rails can also be used,
  if available with residual life as 10 years)

• Sleepers – PSC with 1540 nos. per km,

• Ballast cushion – 250mm,

• Points and crossing – Curved Switches and CMS
  crossings on fan-shaped layouts.
(D)   In case of renewals, if existing PSC sleepers are 52kg
      and the same
      are not due on age cum condition basis:-


      provision of 52kg 90 UTS rails shall be considered on
      case to case basis, keeping further, the annual traffic
      density, type of axle load
      operation and length in km of such track structure, in

      view.
   TRACK STRUCTRE FOR TRACK
   RENEWALS, G.C. NEW LINES &
           DOUBLING
    Ref: Rly.Bd letter No. 2007/CE-II/TS/6 dt. 03-09-07
 CC+6+2 T route universalized.
 For all future work track structure will be:
 Rail – 60 kg / 90 UTS
 Sleeper – PSC with 1660 nos. per km.
 Ballast cushion – Min. 300mm
 Pts. & Xings – Thick web switches CMS xings.
 All renewals of main line with new material only
 Only exceptions are where traffic density is less than 5 and
  higher loaded wagons are not expected to run. Routes to
  be identified by traffic dept. and to be advised to Board.
             UNIVERSALISATION OF
               CC+6+2t ROUTES
         Ref: Rly.Bd letter No. 2007/CE-II/TS/1 dt. 23.07.07
    Running of CC+6+2t wagons permitted on all routes except
    few restricted sections.
   In case of emergencies such as accidents etc. these can be
    permitted on restricted sections by PCE with suitable speed
    restrictions.
   Maxm. Permitted speed for CC+6+2t loaded wagon trains
    will be 60 kmph.
   Other conditions with regards to maximum tractive efforts or
    loco consists/combination or single loco as applicable
    presently due to design or condition of bridges will remain
    unchanged.
   Earlier this loading was permitted as a pilot project till June
   UNIVERSALISATION OF CC+6+2t
          ROUTES (Contd…)
 Instrumentation   of bridges and other conditions
  applicable for such train running will continue to
  be applicable
 Track recording frequency in accordance with
  category of routes instead of once in four months.
 90R rail & metal sleepers to be replaced on priority
 Sleeper density to be increased to 1660 per km.
 Bridge rehabilitation shall be planned wherever
  speed restrictions are there and which are not
  cleared for multiple locos.
 Sufficient no. of weigh bridges to be provided
 CRS sanction to be obtained within 3 months.
      EXECUTION OF TRACK WORKS
         THROUGH CONTRACTS
Ref: Rly. Bd. Letter No. 2006/CE-I/GNS/3 dt. 2-4-
  2007

   Instruction issued vide letter No. 2004/CE-I/GNS/1
    dt. 26-05-2005 regarding outsourcing of track maint.
    activities on account of vacancies in gangs subject to
    condition laid down in letter No. 97/E/MPP/1/9 dt.
    13-10-97 stands superceded in view of Report of
    Committee on Manpower and Cost Norms for Track
    Maint.
INTRODUCTION OF THE CATEGORY OF
SENIOR PERMANENT WAY SUPERVISOR

   Ref Rly Bds’ letter no. PC-III/2004/CRC/1
     (Pt 1) dated 22/03/2007
   Senior P Way Supervisor post in grade of Rs.
    5000-8000 to be created and operated in place of
    PWM in grade of Rs. 4500-7000.
     INCREASE IN AXLE LOAD OF
         FREIGHT TRAINS
Ref: Rly. Bd. Letter No. 2007/CE-II/TS/I dt. 21-03-07

  List of Routes approved by Board for CC+8+2t and
  CC+6+2t up to March 2007.

  Instrumented monitoring of bridges needs to be
  expedited.

  Weigh bridges to be made operational by March
  2007.
REVISED CODAL LIFE OF ASSETS
    Ref: Rly. Bd. Letter No. 2002/CE-I/CF Assets/I
                          dt. 12-02-07

   Based on Accounts directorate letter No. 2002/AC-
               II/1/10 dt. 24-05-2006.

   Advance Correction Slip No.62 amending para 219
      of Indian Railway Finance Code Volume - I .
INCREASE OF SPEED ON TURN OUTS
  Ref: Rly. Bd. Letter No. 2005/CE-II/TK/9 dt. 24-01-07
 Consolidated Guidelines as under
 1. Speed of 30 kmph can be permitted on turnouts,
     provided the following conditions are satisfied.
 (a) Higher speed turnouts are provided on a reasonably
     long section in a continuous stretch.
 (b) On such sections higher speed turnouts are provided
     on all running lines.
 (c) Turn in curves and running loops on which higher
     speed is permitted, are suitably strengthened.
 (d) Arrangements for detection of facing points
     (including siding points) available in loop line, if
     any.
                                               Permissible speed
S.No.          Type of turnout (BG)            PSC        Steel
                                              Sleeper    Sleeper
 1.     1:8.5 symmetrical split with curved
        switches 52/60 Kg including TWS
                                              40 kmph    30 kmph
        on PSC sleepers

  2     1:12 curved switch52/60 kg
        including TWS on PSC sleepers         50 kmph    30 kmph

 3.     1:16 curved switch 60 Kg on PSC
        sleepers                              65 kmph       -

 4.     1:20 curved switch 60 Kg on PSC
        sleepers                              85 kmph
  LWR ON CURVE SHARPER THAN 440 M
              RADIUS

Ref: Correction Slip No. 11 of 2006 issued vide letter
     No.CT/IM/LWR dt. 28-11-2006

    In temp zone-I LWR/CWR may be laid on curves
    upto 360m radius (5 degree) curve on BG.
 SANCTION OF SPEED OF NOMINATED
    TRAINS ON SPECIFIC ROUTES
Ref: Revision of Policy Circular No.6, Para 6 vide Rly.
  Board Letter No.92/CE/DO/SR/4/0/ Pt.I dt. 23-
  11-2006


1. For speed up to 110 km/h on BG:
   For permitting speeds above 105 km/h, the track on
   the route should be maintained to standards
   specified in RDSO Report No. C&M-1, Volume-I.
   RDSO speed certificate & CRS sanction should exist
   for that type of rolling stock.
SANCTION OF SPEED OF NOMINATED
TRAINS ON SPECIFIC ROUTES (Contd…)
Zonal Railways may increase the length of trains up
to 24 coaches plus one Inspection Carriage, without
CRS sanction, provided various departments of the
Zonal Railway certify (as required to be done for
obtaining CRS sanction) to PCE/CE (Co-
ordination) that the necessary conditions for running
such train have been fulfilled and that the stopping
stations have been provided with necessary facilities
like the required length and width of platforms,
removal of infringements, lighting and watering
arrangements etc. on the platform. The sanction to
the proposal shall be granted by PCE/CE(Co-
ordination).
 SANCTION OF SPEED OF NOMINATED
 TRAINS ON SPECIFIC ROUTES (Contd…)
2. For speed above 110 km/h and up to 120 km/h on BG
  Zonal Railways shall conduct route proving runs at
   proposed speed of operation for running trains up to 24
   coaches plus one Inspection Carriage using portable
   accelerometers mounted on rolling stock (locomotives
   and representative vehicles which are proposed to be
   cleared for speeds above 110 km/h and up to 120
   km/h) for recording vertical and transverse
   accelerations through out the route. If the results
   obtained satisfy the stipulated criteria, as given in
   Appendix-I, Railway shall approach the Commissioner
   of Railway Safety for permitting operation of the first
   such train on that route.
 SANCTION OF SPEED OF NOMINATED
 TRAINS ON SPECIFIC ROUTES (Contd…)
For subsequent additional trains on augmentation of
load of an existing train, route proving run is not
required. In such cases, CRS sanction is also not
required to be obtained provided, Zonal Railway certify
to CRS that they would strictly follow all the conditions
as stipulations laid downs by him in the case of first
nominated train as sanctioned in para (1) above.
  SANCTION OF SPEED OF NOMINATED
  TRAINS ON SPECIFIC ROUTES (Contd…)
3. For speed above 120 km/h on BG & above 75 km/h on MG
  Having established the speed potential stock up to the
  max. proposed speed by carrying out detailed
  oscillation trials on selected test stretches earlier, it
  would be necessary to conduct confirmatory
  oscillograph car runs with instrumented loco-motives
  and/or representative vehicles which are proposed to
  be cleared for speeds higher than 120 km/h on BG and
  75 km/h on MG, on the entire route at the proposed
  maximum speed. For these tests, necessary sanction
  shall be obtained in accordance with the procedure
  mentioned in para 3. These tests are required even in
  case of stock for which detailed oscillation trials have
  been dispensed with, with the concurrence of the Chief
  Commissioner for Railway Safety.
SANCTION OF SPEED OF NOMINATED
TRAINS ON SPECIFIC ROUTES (Contd…)
However, confirmatory oscillograph car run for
introducing additional trains and/or for increasing
the length of existing trains are not necessary on the
sections where such type of rolling stock is already
plying at same or higher speed on other nominated
trains. Zonal Railways, while approaching the CRS
for introduction of such trains, shall furnish detailed
information on all the relevant safety aspects
concerning various disciplines involved.
SANCTION OF SPEED OF NOMINATED
TRAINS ON SPECIFIC ROUTES (Contd…)

The speed certificate for a train when issued by
RDSO shall specify maximum number of coaches
(subject to maximum of 18 coaches), and types of
rolling stock that are permitted in the train. Once
the first speed certificate has been issued by RDSO
and CRS sanction obtained by concerned Zonal
Railways for running of train up to 18 coaches, they
can increase/decrease number of coaches within the
sanction without obtaining further sanction from
CRS, keeping the types of rolling stock same as
those specified in the RDSO’s speed certificate.
SANCTION OF SPEED OF NOMINATED
TRAINS ON SPECIFIC ROUTES (Contd…)
For increasing the length of existing trains up to 18
coaches, Zonal Railways shall approach RDSO for
issuing speed certificate upto 18 coaches in case the
same has not been issued earlier and advise CRS
accordingly. For running new trains on the section,
sanction shall have to be obtained by Zonal Railways
from CRS for operation of each such train. For
running of trains with more than 18 coaches, fresh
RDSO speed certificate and CRS sanction shall be
obtained. Confirmatory oscillograph car runs for
introducing such trains are not necessary on the
sections where such type of rolling stock is already
plying at the same or higher speed on other
nominated trains.
SANCTION OF SPEED OF NOMINATED
TRAINS ON SPECIFIC ROUTES (Contd…)

 The adequacy of the brake power available on the
 locomotives in conjunction with the coaching
 stock to be used in the proposed train, vis-à-vis
 the signalling system available on the route, will
 have to be established by the Zonal Railway (for
 speeds above 110 km/h and upto 120 km/h on BG
 and upto 75 km/h on MG) and by RDSO (for
 speeds above 120 km/h on BG and above 75 km/h
 on MG).
SANCTION OF SPEED OF NOMINATED
TRAINS ON SPECIFIC ROUTES (Contd…)

The joint safety certificate required to be submitted
to Commissioner of Railway Safety should be signed
by the Principal Chief Engineer/Chief Engineer
(Co-ordination), Chief Mechanical Engineer, Chief
Operating Manager and Chief Signal &
Telecommunication Engineer, and Chief Electrical
Engineer also in electrified territories and in respect
of electrical rolling stock.
ELIMINATIOIN OF LEVEL CROSSINGS BY
   CONSTRUCTION OF ‘LIMITED USE
            SUBWAYS’

   Ref: Rly. Bd. Letter No. 2006/CE-I/Misc-2
        dt. 01-11-2006

   Work costing below Rs.50 lakhs on this account can
    be sanctioned by GMs under Safety Works
DETERMINATION OF STRESS STATE OF
    LWR BY MAKING CUT IN LWR

Ref: Rly. Bd. Letter No. CT/IM/LWR dt. 24-09-2006
    Item No. 1065 of 76th TSC

   Procedure for determination of stress free temp. of
   LWR by IRICEN method.
TRACK STRUCTURE FOR RUNNING OF
      25T AXLE LOAD TRAINS
     1.Rly Board’s Lr No. 2004/CE-II/TK/1/Policy/Pt dt
      19.7.2006 (Track Policy Circular No. 2 of 2006)
     2.Rly Bd’s Lr. No. 2004/CE-II/TK/1/Policy/Pt. Dt
      19.7.2006.
   Minimum Track Structure to be adopted in future Track
    Renewals, new lines, and doubling
     Rail Section : 60 kg, 90 UTS
     Sleeper : PSC, 1660 nos per km
     Ballast Cushion – 300 mm
     Points & Crossings – Fan shaped Layout with 60 kg.
      Cu Sw.
TRACK STRUCTURE FOR RUNNING OF
      25T AXLE LOAD TRAINS
      Existing track with 52 Kg. 90 UTS Rails on
      PSC with 1540 Nos per km and 250 mm cushion
      is suitable for running 25 T axle load trains,
      with Box N or similar wagons ,at restricted
      speed of 60 kmph.
     Minimum Track Structure for sidings
      with speed upto 60 kmph
       Rails : 52 Kg 90 UTS
       Sleeper : PSC with 1540 Nos per km

       Ballast Cushion – 250 mm
TRACK STRUCTURE FOR RUNNING
   OF 25T AXLE LOAD TRAINS
   Minimum Track Structure for sidings with speed upto
    30 kmph
       Rail : 52 kg,72 UTS
       Sleeper : PSC with 1540 Nos per km
       Ballast Cushion : 250 mm
   Clarifications
   52 Kg 90 UTS rails to be replaced only when they
    become due for renewal on age-cum-condition basis
       If existing sleeper density is 1540 per km, it is to be increased
        when sleeper replacement is required on age-cum-condition
        basis or to suit higher rail section.
TRACK STRUCTURE FOR RUNNING
   OF 25T AXLE LOAD TRAINS


   If track renewal sanctioned with 52 kg 90 UTS
    rails and 1540 per km sleeper density, the Rail
    Section to be modified to 60 kg 90 UTS and
    sleeper density to be increased to 1660 through
    material modification.

				
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