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Government of India
Ministry of Railways
14-January-2016 17:36 IST
Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj
Sinha Releases the Book on ‘Objective Railway Engineering’

The Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha released a book “Objective Railway Engineering - Track, Works & Others” at a function at Rail Bhawan on 14th January, 2016. Member Engineering Railway Board Shri V.K. Gupta, Member Staff Railway Board Shri Pradeep Kumar, Other Senior Officials of Railway Board and author of the book Shri M.M. Agarwal were also present on the occasion.

This book is authored by a well known Civil Engineer, Shri M. M. Agarwal who served Indian Railways for 33 years and retired from the post of Chief Engineer. This is the 3rd revised and enlarged edition of the book, which was originally written in 2007. The book has since then been revised two times to include the latest technical developments in the track taking place on Railway around the world with special reference to Indian Railways.

‘Objective Railway Engineering- Track, Works & Others’ is a book designed for all professionals of Railway, whether in the field or in the office. The 3rd revised and enlarged edition (2016) contains 37 updated chapters covering the entire spectrum of Railway Engineering.

This book is a very special book, which covers almost all aspects of Civil Engineering viz Track, Bridges, Works & allied subjects like S & T, Rolling Stock, Estt. & Finance matters etc. The book is likely to be of immense use not only to Civil Engineers but also to all Railway Professionals for discharging their day to day official duty as well as to other intelligentsia who wish to know about Railway Technology.

This book is like a ‘Bible’ on Railway Engineering technology and is very well patronized by all Railway Engineers / professionals in their day-to-day work as well as a referral book for all problems on all aspects of Railway Engineering. The latest edition of the book covers not only the existing details about Track Standards, Track maintenance, Track Modernization, Railway Works Engineering, Bridge Engineering & Modern Signaling Techniques but also gives details about High Speed Railway, Dedicated Freight Corridors, Metro Railway, Track Management System & all other new developments taking place on Indian Railways. Many new features like Steel Channel Sleepers, Fan Shaped Concrete Sleepers & their laying, latest Track Machines like Dynamic Tamping Express and 09-4 X Tamping Machines etc. have been added in this revised edition.

Shri Agarwal ia a well known author and written seven books on various aspects of Railway Engineering since last 40 years and which is getting updated regularly. These include “Indian Railway Track - Design, Construction and Maintenance”, “Railway Works Engineering - Design, Construction and Maintenance”, “Indian Railway Safety-Ultimate Goal to prevent Railway Accidents”, “Railway Engineering”, “Rail Path Parchiya” (Hindi) and “Nirman & PUL Engineering” (Hindi).

Shri Agarwal has many awards to his credit which include: National Award (Railway Minister’s Prize & Award) for special work done on ‘Track Modernisation’ on Indian Railways (1973), President’s Award “Indira Gandhi Rajbhasa Award” by Government of India for the best original book written in Rajbhasa for Engineering professionals (1993) and Lal Bahadur Raj Bhasa Award by Railway Board for best professional book in Raj Bhasa for Railway technical staff (2005).