Central Railway Workshop, Mysuru division, South Western Railway celebrated 61st Railway Week at NIE auditorium here on Wednesday.
Delivering the inaugural address Chief Workshop Manager Subba Rao said: “The Indian Railways is a progressive organisation always on the developmental path in each and every corner of the country. There is tremendous demand for railway services; whether it is transport or tourism, defence or economy, the Indian Railways has its own share in every field. The Central Railway Workshop too has a golden history. Starting from maintenance of Mysore Maharaja Coaches, it has come a long way from Periodic Overhaul (POH) of metre gauge stock including wagons, coaches and locomotives to POH of broad gauge ICF coaches and to the present day state-of- the-art Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches.”
“We achieved POH out-turn of 866 BG coaches against the Headquarters Target of 864 coaches and IOH of 568 coaches against target of 540 during 2015-16. The workshop is also supplying wheel sets to KJM, BEML, Bengaluru Division and Mysuru Division as per their requirements. Against the target of 50,000 Composite Brake Blocks, 78460brake blocks were produced during the year 2015 – 16. In addition to this we have successfully turned out 47 SS-I LHB coaches, 58ss-II coaches and 01ss-III coach during 2015-16,” he said.
“The workshop has started to set up bio toilets in in-service coaches as per the guidelines. During 2015-16, we have fitted 99 Bio-toilets in 50 coaches. We have also started to set up mobile charging units in non-AC coaches. During the year 2015-16, 62 coaches have been retrofitted with mobile charging units. We are also ensuring that every coach turned out from our shops is provided with fully functional emergency lights. The workshop and surrounding areas are being cleaned by the staff with fervour and enthusiasm. In view of the World Environment Day about 200 saplings were planted around the workshop to improve the ambiance,” he added.
On the occasion 236 employees of the workshop were awarded for their outstanding performance. Apart from this, 14 group awards were also given. Rolling Shields to shops in recognition of excellence in the areas of record keeping, stores management, maintenance and house keeping were also given.
N Sabastin, K L Krishnamurthy, M Ramachandra and N B Manjunatha have received the railway week award at the GM level for the year 2016. In appreciation of the excellent work done by the workshop GM/SWR has sanctioned an award of Rs 1, 60,000 during his annual inspection of the shops in December.