Recently the Central Railways conducted special diamond crossing renewal at Nagpur Yard for the safe movement of trains.
As per information, the improved design would provide safe and easy movement of trains through diamond crossing. And what is more striking is its tagline, Here India crosses, indicates it is where criss-cross movement of trains, from East to West and North to South takes place. These are two diagonal scissors shaped crisscrosses in the yard and is unique to Nagpur’s identity. As per the sources, the improved diamond crossing was fabricated at CR’s Manmad Workshop. It is now fitted with galvanized bearing plates having higher thickness, prefabricated check rails with web fit blocks, etc.
As per source, 4 nos of diamond crossing no 10 &11 and diamond crossing no 09 and 12 were replaced. The work was carried out smoothly by various departments of railways with meticulous planning and synchronized execution by all the concerned branches of division.
Explaining the rationale of work, Pankaj Dhawre, Sr. Divisional Engineer, Central, Central Railway, and Nagpur Division said that due to corrosion the earlier fittings needed to be replaced. Now that traffic of trains has increased the new design saw increasing thickness of plates, nearly 16 of them that are placed under four diamonds shaped rail. Similarly, the check rail is now made from a stronger rail section to increase its life under stressful conditions.
(With inputs from thelivenagpur)