Rockfall protection for Saklespur to Southwestern Railway at Karnataka with Maccaferri’s ETA certified rockfall barrier of capacity 1500 kJ
Tag: Erosion Control
Time consuming on-site operations and exposure to risks are some of the issues that can be minimized in earth retaining remedial works. ErdoX is a fast-to-install system designed to meet clients time and safety requirements.
A railway embankment of maximum slope height 18m was constructed in Rajasthan using silty sand. The embankment slope was at risk of failing due to soil erosion because of heavy precipitation, steep gradient, absence of vegetation cover and drainage issues. The barren slopes also had the risk of formation of rills and rain-cuts, leading to a surficial slide or undermining of the edges of the embankment.
Tidal Bore is a phenomenon which occurs in the estuary zone near sea where the river mouth opening is funneled into shallow and narrow river sections. Budge Budge is one such location where it occurs.
In 2013, a major cloud burst had resulted in landslides causing widespread loss of life and property and Ministry of Road Transport and Highways decided to undertake rehabilitation of the landslide locations.
Hydraulically applied Erosion Control Products (HECPs) control surface erosion and create an environment with growth medium which assists in accelerating vegetative establishment. These are applied in combination with seeds, fertilizers and other needed soil nutrients to provide immediate erosion protection and protect surfaces from surface runoff until vegetation takes over.