Aug 10
Nagpur Niche
Nagpur Niche
L&T’s Smart World & Communication (SWC), which is setting up a telecommunication system for the Nagpur Metro Rail, has completed 500,000 safe manhours in the project and thus, earning kudos from Indian and international organisations. 
 
The scope of the project encompasses design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing & commissioning of a telecommunication system for 37 stations, two depots, an operation control centre and a back-up control centre.
 
The telecommunications system is to have fibre optic transmission system, public address system, passenger information display system, telephone system, master clock system, closed circuit television, CDRS, access control and intrusion deduction, tetra radio system and T-Scada.
 
With SWC completing 500,000 safe manhours despite the prevailing pandemic situation, the Nagpur Metro Rail Project authorities on 30 June feted the project team with an appreciation certificate. Mr R Ramanathan (Project Director) and Mr Md Amanullah (Chief Safety In-charge) handed over the certificate to Mr Manoj Gandhi (Dy Project Manager – SWC) and Mr Chettan Dambhare (Safety Manager – SWC).
 
Earlier this year, SWC won Gold Safety Awards from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, UK, for the same project. The project started in May 2017 and is expected to be completed by August 2022.
 
EXPEDITIOUS ELECTRIFICATION
 
Those travelling on the Konkan Railway can now expect a speedier ride. For, L&T’s Transportation Infrastructure arm has completed the electrification of Roha - Ratnagiri section.
 
Part of the Roha (Maharashtra) – Verna (Goa) railway electrification project, the completed section encompasses overhead electrification of 258 track km (TKM), including electrification of 56 bridges and 37 tunnels totalling 6 and 39 TKM, respectively.
 
The scope of work also included commissioning a traction substation at Kalambani, three sectioning posts and eight sub-sectioning posts, signalling modification for 13 stations and telecom works for 19 stations. For first time in Indian Railways’ mainline, L&T has used spring type auto tensioning device on this section.
 
Mr A K Jain (Commissioner of Railway Safety – Central Circle) conducted an inspection of the newly electrified section on 30-31 March, followed by a speed-trial by an electric loco at 118 kmph on the second day.
 
Mr Jain was accompanied by Mr  S C Gupta (Director – Way & Works), Mr D N Mahajan (Chief Project Manager), Mr L Prakash (GM) from Konkan Railway and Mr Prashant Soni (Chief Project Manager) and other members of L&T’s project team. Mr Jain was all praise for the works executed by L&T.