In­spec­tion of Con­tainer Trains

Cargo Talk - - Railways -

At an op­er­a­tional level, con­tain­ers have to be off­loaded from the rake for TXR ex­am­i­na­tion. This re­sults in de­ten­tion to stock and in­creased cost of han­dling. Mishra sug­gests, “The ex­am­i­na­tion of empty train should be done be­fore load­ing of the con­tain­ers.” Shukla stresses, “Wag­ons are sub­jected to thor­ough CC ex­am­i­na­tion in empty rake for­ma­tion (with­out any pay-load), since de­fects if any, in sus­pen­sion sys­tems can be vis­i­ble in such con­di­tions. Fur­ther, dur­ing CC ex­am­i­na­tion, in­spec­tion of all un­der gear com­po­nents and vis­ual check of twist locks are un­der­taken and re­pairs as re­quired are done for safe work­ing.”

Un­less the is­sues faced by the op­er­a­tors are dealt with and chal­lenges met, in­crease in the per­cent­age of freight car­ried by rail­ways seems to be a dis­tant dream.

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