Maccaferri will attend the Rail India Conference 2016 on January 21-22
Indian Railways, the world’s largest network (under one single governance) is playing a critical role in integrating markets and connecting communities throughout the length and breadth of the country. Indian Railways is facing challenges to meet the aspiration of common people and to absorb world-class technologies.
Over the past few years, Indian Railways has been marching in tune with the requirements of the national economy and has improved the targets it set for itself in the process. Indian Railways emerged as one of the major movers of economy as its plan size in the years 2007-08 has gone up to Rs. 37.500 crore from a plan size of Rs. 10.177 crore in the years 2000-01. Indian Railways also showed a tremendous financial performance by achieving a cash surplus of Rs. 25.000 crore in 2007-08, an astonishing performance if compared with the meagre cash surplus of Rs. 350 crores in 2000-01
The strategy for the current year includes a massive track and sleeper renewal activity, leading to increased steel consumption and production of more steel bridge girders. This will lead to an increase in the number of passengers and, consequently, of EMU and MEMU coaches, in addition to more production of diesel and electrical locos, more production of wheels and axles, development of modern and world class stations, upgraded signalling systems, increased route electrification and improvement in telecommunications. While the massive investment by the Indian Railways will strengthen Railways, it will also kick-start rapid economic activity and growth in different core sectors of the Indian economy.
With intense developments progressing in the roads and air business, it is becoming increasingly necessary for the Railways to upgrade their tracks for faster passenger and heavier freight trains. High-speed corridors have been proposed. With new lines that may be proposed later, the alignment may pass through unstable geological formations, highly undulating and difficult hilly terrain. Construction of tunnels, major and minor bridges, ROB’s, RUB’s and dealing with significant amount of earthwork will be inevitable when dealing with treacherous terrain. In this context, for better maintenance of the aged tracks and the laying of new tracks, geosynthetics and composite products offers a sustainable and coherent solution.
Such a massive infrastructural revolution of Indian railways will require Maccaferri’s solutions like Rockfall protection, landslide mitigation, slope protection, drainage systems, ground improvement and basal reinforcement, as well as embankment protection and innovative solutions for platform stabilization. Maccaferri will be honoured to share its know-how and knowledge in the upcoming Rail India Conference through effective networking and interactions during the event. Our senior delegates will be participating at the event in order to establish a mutually beneficial relation for the future.
Various railway nodes have already invariably adopted ballast retention works. Konkan Railway route, spanning from Maharashtra to Kerala, has consumed more than 9 lacs of Rockfall netting to mitigate landslide and rockfall along the route. Maccaferri’s Terramesh walls were also constructed for Southern Railways. There are innumerable case references for various applications that can be presented as leading case studies.
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