Civil Engineering - Railways - Discussion


To prevent percolation of water into formation, moorum is used as a blanket for

[A]. black cotton soil
[B]. sandy soil
[C]. clayey soil
[D]. all the above.

Answer: Option A


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Arun Kumar said: (Nov 10, 2016)  
The correct answer is sandy soil.

Dil said: (Nov 20, 2016)  
No @Arun Kumar

The black cotton soil is the correct answer.

Anju said: (Feb 22, 2019)  
Thanks for the answer Thanks @Arun Kumar.

Vinay Kumar said: (Jun 28, 2019)  
Moorum ballast:

The decomposition of laterite results in the formation of moorum. It is red, and sometimes yellow, in colour. The moorum ballast is normally used as the initial ballast in new constructions and also as sub-ballast. As it prevents water from percolating into the formation, it is also used as a blanketing material for black cotton soil.

Subham said: (Aug 9, 2021)  

Thank you.

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