Visakhapatnam: The 25KV AC Overhead Electrification (OHE) works for Railway Controlled Tracks of East Coast Railway in Central Dispatch Yard (CDY) area of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant was on Wednesday inaugurated by RINL chairman-cum-managing director PK Rath and Divisional Railway Manager of Waltair Division CK Srivastava.
The Central Dispatch Yard (CDY) is a unique project of RINL-VSP which improves the in-bound and out-bound logistics. It was built at a cost of Rs 320 crore and spared in 200 acre-area inside the plant. The Yard is equipped with state of the art facilities like unloading area, stacking area, traffic and marketing building. The new yard would facilitate improvement in logistics in a smooth manner at a single location with rake retention time coming down significantly.
There are four static rail weigh-bridges and road weigh-bridges. The CDY has its own signalling systems, loading and dispatch yard with loading platforms with a track length of 3.76 kilometres.
This OHE system at CDY facilitates the central dispatch of the products of VSP through railway rakes form this yard. The length of the total OHE system is 9.33 km. In the execution of this job, M/s Dastur, M/s SRCC and M/s ETOE are in involved in the execution of the project which has 255 OHE masts.
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