Concrete mixing in railways and the machinery used for it

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Railways is a huge sector which employs a large chunk of employable people in India. It is the largest employer in India. Now, you can estimate the level of activities or business done by it. However, it has never been easy for the railways sector to be the largest employer of the country. There are a lot of complex tasks and projects which need to be done and they need to be done within the deadlines. This necessitates the balanced use of manpower and technology, so that the work can be done effectively and efficiently. Moreover, safety is a big aspect which needs to be taken care of by each and every working employee in railways.

In today’s era, railway is catering almost each and every state of India. But still it needs to cover some more areas or regions and no doubt it is working in that direction. Not only this, the old tracks which have been laid by the railways needs to be taken care of. This aspect needs more attention because of the quantum of usage by the railways of those tracks. 

Thus, regular maintenance works needs to be done by the railways in order to keep the tracks in the proper working condition. Here by keeping the tracks in proper working condition, we do not meanonly the tracks, but also the other things related to them such as poles, the crossings, the adjoining platforms etc. Many of these things demands the usage of concrete while repairing or constructing them. Thus, there are many works in the railways which needs the concrete mixing task.

It is not possible for the human labour to mix the concrete the quantity of concrete which is required by the railway maintenance works. Because the workers need the concrete at different points of tracks and in different quantities, thus it will become very difficult for them to carry the concrete in required quantity at different points of track. This is the scenario where the need for the concrete mixing trains arises. Concrete mixer for railways is used to provide the prepared concrete mixture for the railway works such as maintenance or construction of the foundation blocks, railway gantries and support poles.

These concrete mixing trains are a type of RRVs (Rail cum road vehicles). This means that this concrete mixing train is able to run on roads as well as on rail tracks. In the concrete mixing trains, fully automatic or semi-automatic concrete mixing plants are mounted over a wagon. This allows the authorities to fulfil the demand of mixed concrete at any point of construction or repair on railway tracks. They don’t need to rely upon the external suppliers for any concrete mixer. The biggest benefit of having authorities’ own concrete mixing train is that the concrete can be mixed at the required point of time and the quality of the concrete can be tested with regards to each batch. Thus, the optimum quality of the concrete can be ensured. Thus, transit mixer constructor actually makes a difference in work for the railway authorities.