A ground-breaking ceremony kicks off Frauscher’s First FTS project in India

In a Ground-Breaking Ceremony Frauscher India kicked off its first Frauscher Tracking Solutions FTS project in India. This installation is focusing on continuous track monitoring. The system will be used to identify rail defects, such as rail fractures. The ceremony took place at Gaipura station between Allahabad and Mirzapur stations of North Central Railway. Mr. Rajiv Chaudhry, General Manager of Railway, participated in the ceremony along with Mr. P S Rai, PCSTE, Mr. Sharad Mehta, PCE, Mr. Amitabha, DRM/Allahabad and Mr. Neeraj Yadav, Sr.DSTE.

The grand ceremony was a part of the GM’s annual inspection in this section of the line. Around 200 people, including key functionaries from various departments in North Central Railways, participated in it. Mr. Akhilesh Yadav, COO Frauscher India, along with other team members of Frauscher India working on this FTS project were also part of the ceremony. It began with a small ‘puja’ (prayer) followed by the GM, HODs, DRM and Mr. Yadav breaking coconuts on the site for good luck.

At a separate stand, details of the project were outlined, showing the stations covered and the main FTS system location. The installation will be realised in coordination with TSTS pvt. Limited. It will be located between Mirzapur and Manda Road. The distance between these two stations is 34 kilometres. The stretch includes six stations, Mirzapur, Vindhyachal, Birohi, Gaipura, Jigna and Manda Road. The Processing unit for FTS will be located at Mirzapur station.

The Frauscher Tracking Solutions FTS are based on Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) and allow for the realisation of various applications in the areas of train tracking, asset condition monitoring as well as safety and security. This technology can undertake continuous track monitoring to provide valuable information for condition-based maintenance (CBM) of track infrastructure.

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