GUWAHATI, Feb 27: The Intertiol semir organized by the Institution of Permanent Way Engineers (IPWE), India was held on Tuesday at Gauhati on ‘Leveraging Developments in Monitoring Technology for Optimizing Track, Bridge and Tunnel Maintence’.
Delegates from all over India and overseas belonging to permanent way fraternity shared their experience. During semir deliberations on monitoring technology for maintence of track, bridges and tunnels have taken place and thought provoking papers supported by extensive field data presented.
The semir was attended by member Engineering Railway Board MK Gupta, additiol members, general magers of different zones, retired railway board members, representatives of technology firms from India and abroad and engineers from all over Indian Railway across different ranks.
Iugurating the semir, Minister of State of Railways Rajen Gohain said that such deliberations play a very crucial role in the context of the renewed thrust on technology to bring about a paradigm change in railways. Track engineers, he said, played the most crucial role in ensuring safety.
Member engineering MKGupta said that upgrade the standard of maintence of track and other engineering assets, to elimite the accidents on engineering account & casualties due to run over cases of track maintainers and accidents at unmanned level crossings, it is essential to introduce large scale modern monitoring technologies in the field of Track, Bridges and Tunnel maintence and in many more areas, which will reduce the element of subjectivity due to interface of technology with human efforts.