Necessity for Geometric Design

The need for proper geometric design of a track arises because of the following considerations

(a) To ensure the smooth and safe running of trains

(b) To achieve maximum speeds

(c) To carry heavy axle loads

(d) To avoid accidents and derailments due to a defective permanent way

(e) To ensure that the track requires least maintenance.

(f) For good aesthetics

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