Construction sites are operating will full force, installing Rockfall Protection nets and Gabion retaining walls for Soil stabilisation.
After the monsoon break, the construction industry continues to pick up considerably speed and works are in full swing. Did you know that most of the railway departments in India including the Southern Railway, Southwestern Railway, North Frontier Railways, Konkan Railway, Central Railway are adopting regulatory solutions like gabion retaining walls, Terramesh faced reinforced soil walls, rockfall protection with simple drapery system and secured drapery system?
Most of the terrains have heavy rainfall intensity, high seismicity and repeated vibrations from train movement. These geotechnical challenges demand flexible solutions like Maccaferri’s Gabion Retaining walls and reinforced soil structures like its Terramesh System. Retaining structures for slope stabilization and protection works have inherent flexibility, permeability, simplicity of construction, durability and the ability of the structure to best merge back into the environment.
Maccaferri’s ‘green’ solutions are becoming increasingly popular, as the construction industry becomes more aware of environmental solutions.
Maccaferri India’s first Terramesh system case study was in 2001, for Southern Railways in Palliyali-Idichikaplamoodu Section. Since then the structure continues to provide excellent service. This was followed by various protection works with Maccaferri’s gabion retaining walls and reinforced soil structures along various stretches of the railroad.
Konkan Railway has used many 1000’s of sqm of Rockfall protection netting for simple drapery systems. Innovative applications like construction platforms with gabions and retaining ballast with baby gabions gained popularity because they also imply significant saving of about 30-40% compared to traditional solutions.
For stretches where falling rocks are a problem, rockfall mitigation measures like simple drapery systems, secured drapery systems using HEA Panels and HR Steelgrid can be adopted. Similar measures have been taken up by the North Eastern Frontier railway in the context of Rockfall Protection systems, for example High Energy Absorption panels and Mono Oriented Steel Grids.
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