Report No.45 of 2017 - Compliance Audit on Maintenance of track on heavy traffic sections over Indian Railways Union Government

Date on which Report Tabled:
Tue 13 Mar, 2018
Date of sending the report to Government
Government Type
Union Department
Transport & Infrastructure


Audit also assessed whether the resources/infrastructure required for maintenance of tracks was available and used efficiently and effectively. Audit observed that track maintenance activities needed to be strengthened and undertaken following the laid down instructions and guidelines. Shortfalls in inspections of tracks by railway officials as per laid down frequency were noticed in the selected sections. Prescribed methods for preventive maintenance of tracks were not being followed effectively/not done adequately. There were arrears in periodical maintenance activities such as deep screening of ballast and more efficient methods of welding were not used in all selected sections. Audit noticed that track maintenance activities were not completely mechanized in all the selected sections.

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