Chakraborty, A.K. and Jethwa, J.L (1990) Higher rate of underground drivage through improvement in conventional method of excavation. Indian Mining & Engineering Journal , 39 (3). pp. 3-14. ISSN 0019-5944

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The rate of advance in underground drivages in India is low. This has a significant effect on the mine development and consequently on the mine production & economics. Also by this lengthy process, importance and priority of the project is lost. The conventional method of excavation has been found to be most popular and effective in Indian conditions. The paper analyses the scope of improvement in each step and suggests some techno-managerial actions to develop conventional practice to the desired level to achieve rapid drivage operation. Some of the ideas obtained from the aforesaid analysis have been tried at an incline by the authors. The case has been cited as an example of rapid drivage and the achievements obtained in this process have been portrayed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Blasting
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2012 05:50
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2012 05:50

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