Indian Railways gets 3 state of the art machines to ensure travellers' safety
A tamping machine or ballast tamper is a machine used to pack (or tamp) the track ballast under railway tracks to make the tracks more durable. The machine, costing about Rs 27 crore, is a latest high output integrated tamping machine having multiple functions, so far being carried out by different machines. It can measure pre- and post- track geometry, correct the track to required geometry, can tamp three sleepers simultaneously, stabilise and measure post tamping track parameters under load to ensure quality of work done.
he Indian Railways has inducted three state-of-the-art machines into its fleet to improve the safety, reliability and economy in maintenance of tracks. Image source: PTI