Chennai: Keeping pace with technology, Chennai division of Southern Railway has adopted OMS, a state-of-the-art system to detect the condition of tracks.
Oscillation Monitoring System (OMS) is an advanced portable instrument which continuously measures vertical and lateral accelerations at any desired location on the floor of a carriage while in motion.
In connection with increasing of speed of trains in Chennai-Arakkonam-Renigunta and Chennai-Gudur sections, Chennai division has proposed to conduct frequent speed trials with high speeds even upto 143 kmph in these sections.
Running of OMS speed trails in Chennai division has been scheduled today and tomorrow.
Public staying in the vicinity of Railway lines between Chennai – Gudur and Chennai – Renigunta sections are cautioned not to approach/trespass the Railway lines.
Recently, Chennai division of Southern Railway achieved a new milestone in its freight business.
During July 2020, the division has loaded 94 Demand VPUs in Parcels and has transported 2157 tonnes of material generating revenue of more than Rs 1 crore, said an official release.
This performance has surpassed the entire demand VP (Parcel Van) performance of previous year (2019-20) when only 80 VPUs were throughout the year.