Screen Reader Access Skip to Main Content Font Size   Increase Font size Normal Font Decrease Font size
Indian Railway main logo
Search :
View Content in Hindi
National Emblem of India

About Us

News & Recruitment

Tenders

Construction Projects

Commercial ,Freight Information & Public Information

For IR Personnel

Contact Us

 
Bookmark Mail this page Print this page
QUICK LINKS
Press Release No. 14826-06-2020
Hubballi
Press Release No. 148, SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY INSTALLED WATER LEVEL MONITORING SYSTEM ON BRIDGES OF MALAPRABHA & KRISHNA RIVERS

प्रेस विज्ञप्तिPress Release No. 148  Dt: 24.06.2020

SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY INSTALLED WATER LEVEL MONITORING SYSTEM o­n BRIDGES OF MALAPRABHA & KRISHNA RIVERS

Water level at Railway bridges is required to be monitored at regular intervals. This is necessary especially during the monsoon to take appropriate action as and when the water level reaches the threshold limit. Hitherto river level is usually being monitored manually by observing with respect to painted marking o­n bridge piers.

Remote monitoring of the continuous river level during monsoon is possible now along with Intelligent Field Device that shall communicate and transmit the river level data to a centrally located server.  In order to remotely monitor the water level, river level monitoring instruments have been installed at two of the SWR’s major Bridges o­n Londa – Miraj Section of Hubballi Division of SWR o­n Bridge No.44 o­n Malaprabha River between Gunji Railway station & Khanapur Station and Bridge No.184 over Krishna River between Kudachi station & Ugar Khurd Stations respectively.   In the ensuing monsoon seasons, especially in the regions with catchment of rainwater, these will serve as a safe alternative to monitor excess/sudden water flow or flash floods.

The water at river level can be monitored from anywhere, anytime over a simple Internet browser.  A useful feature of this system is generation of SMS alerts.  User shall also be able to receive SMS alerts based o­n various thresholds of regular level, danger level or high flood level.   Any alarming condition that may develop at site is immediately communicated by way of SMS generated by Central Server o­n the mobile phones of the concerned officer. The officer then can take immediate action to correct the problem and take requisite decisions.

Intelligent River level Monitoring instrument is a Pulse Radar Two-Wire Transmitter using microwave technology. Radar continuously and accurately measures Level up to a range of 30mtr.The measurement output is 4-20 mA current signal. The Intelligent river level-monitoring instrument is made of SS316 and is best suited for dusty & high-pressure conditions.

A complete history of data can be maintained enabling in-depth analysis of the field data. In order to overcome the problem of reliable power supply, system works individually o­n Solar power supply as well as in combination of Solar & Mains power supply with a minimum battery backup for 72 hours and in built memory for backup and storage for a minimum of 4 days. This water level monitoring system has been completed at a cost of Rs.10 Lakhs each.

Shri Suresh Angadi, Hon’ble MoSR has been emphasizing o­n the importance of taking up and completing safety works.  Installation of River level monitoring system is a step in the right direction for monitoring safety of Bridges 24x7.

This work has been undertaken by Bridge organization of SWR led by Shri Koushal Kishore, CPD/BW under the guidance of Shri Vijay Agarwal, PCE.

Shri A. K. Singh, General Manager, SWR told  that by adopting technology, monitoring and maintenance of assets and gears is being made more effective and efficient. Especially these two rivers o­n which these systems are provided are known for high water flow in Monsoon and this system will aid Railway engineers in safe maintenance of bridges.


    

   

                                                                                           Chief Public Relations Officer

                                                                              South Western Railway, Hubballi





  SWR Personnel-Web Mail | Admin Login | Site Map | Contact Us | RTI | Disclaimer | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy Valid CSS! Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict

© 2016  All Rights Reserved.

This is the Portal of Indian Railways, developed with an objective to enable a single window access to information and services being provided by the various Indian Railways entities. The content in this Portal is the result of a collaborative effort of various Indian Railways Entities and Departments Maintained by CRIS, Ministry of Railways, Government of India.