Railway track patrolling bicycle

EOI: 10.11242/viva-tech.01.04.001

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Ms. Ashwini Pawar, Ms. Amruta Dhuri, Ms. Riya Patil, Prof. Bhushan Save, "Design and Implementing of Roof Ventilator in Small Scale Industry for Future Prospective", VIVA-IJRI Volume 1, Issue 4, Article 205, pp. 1-6, 2021. Published by Computer Engineering Department, VIVA Institute of Technology, Virar, India.


In India majorly, the transport is done by the trains. Hence, we have a large railway network spread throughout the country. Due to its large use maintenance of the railway track has to be done on a regular basis. Because of which, we have huge number of patrolling and monitoring staff workers in the Indian Railways. These workers have to travel a long distance onto the tracks to reach the site location. At places where there are no side roads on sideways of the railway track these workers have to walk to the site. Hence to provide them ease and helping them in reaching the site location quickly we have introduced this Railway Track Patrolling Bicycle, which is the modified version of railway bicycle currently in use. This bicycle will also help the workers to detect any type of crack on the railway tracks. The Track Pedal contains an ultrasonic sensor that will automatically detect the cracks on the track. This report gives you a brief introduction about the Track Pedal. It runs at maximum speed of 15 kmph. It weighs less than 30kg. The report contains literature review in detail. The report also explains about the problem statement of the project. The main objectives of this project is also listed in the report. The appropriate solution to the problem statement is been provided in the proposed methodology chapter. The report contains various figures including some CAD model image which give the complete visualization of the project. Finally, the conclusion of the project is covered in the last chapter. At the end there is a list of references from where the important information it is been collected.


Railway Bicycle, Sensors, Bi-Fold Mechanism.


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