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Indian Railways, the fourth largest rail network in the world has built a subway crossing in just four-and-a-half-hour. Yes, the system has made this subway between Pendurthi and Kottavalasa line in Andhra Pradesh. Well, this is really a big achievement of Indian Railways and people also appreciating this work on social media. The level crossing No. 484 between Kottavalasa and Pendurthi is a 4-track manned level bridge.
As per the railway official posted at the East Coast Railway (ECR) in Visakhapatnam said, “The work for this project was sanctioned in 2017. The limited height subway work, which was done a few months back consists of 20 segments of 1.5 m width while the size of the box is 4.65 m X 3.65 m. These 20 segments had been launched in four and a half hours.”
3 heavy duty cranes, 16 heavy duty excavators, 5 tippers (truck), 1,000 sandbags, four hydra machines, heavyweight jacks and 300 workforces used for the project of Indian Railway. Now, the chances of accidents have reduced because the subway has been opened and manned level crossing has been closed.
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The official further added, “Just after starting off the block, the track was removed with the help of cranes, earthwork started from both sides. Simultaneously the shifting of boxes and base plate were done. After reaching the center, the surface preparation was carried out and base slabs and pre-fabricated boxes were placed using heavy-duty cranes.”
“The activity of earthwork for starting the placement of boxes took one hour; for placement of 20 boxes, for placing of base slabs after surface preparation and linking of tracks, it took 1.5 hours and in total the total block was completed in 4.5 hours,” added ECR officials.
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