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Rlys focused on modernisation: Minister

Addressing the issue of modernization and technical up-gradation Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha on Friday said that this is “an ongoing process” . He explained  “ To meet the demands of modern railway network, the steps taken by Railways include laying of modern track structure consisting of 60 kg/90 Ultimate Tensile Strength (UTS) rails on Pre-stressed Reinforced concrete (PSC) sleepers with 1660 sleepers per km at the time of renewals, laying of longer rails, minimizing the use of Almino Thermic Welding and adoption of better welding technology for rails i.e. Flash Butt Welding, maintenance of track with the help of track machines, Ultrasonic testing of rails to detect flaws, etc.”
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