Preparation of Specifications for Wedges, Scotch Block, Skids, Chain and padlock
An exercise has been undertaken to collects the existing specification and drawing of Sprags/wedges, Skids, Chains, Padlocks and Scotch Blocks being used and to standardize the same in consultation with other technical directorates of RDSO. A committee of Executive Directors was formed by DG for the said purpose. The said committees after several deliberations and in-depth study have finalized the technical parameters of the above items and the working instructions for wedge & specification for scotch block have been issued. Specifications of Skids, Chain and padlock are in the process of finalization.
Crew Management System
A study has been taken up for assessing the additional functionalities which can be incorporated in the existing crew management system which would facilitate proper information, advance planning and monitoring
Action plan for Traffic Directorate/RDSO
A committee of Executive Directors considered the issues relating to increase of speed over non interlocked points and on consideration of lateral force measurement at varying speed exerted by train on non interlocked points have recommended that a trial scheme be framed wherein on the first day of trial on non interlocked points a speed of 25 kmph on main line may be tried and on being successful a speed of 30 kmph may be tried on subsequent days. The recommendations of the committee have been sent to Railway Board.