In a strategic move to enhance rail infrastructure, Shri Ram Karan Yadav, General Manager of Central Railway conducted a comprehensive inspection of the Carriage Workshop in Matunga and presented highlights of the changing nature of transportation landscape in the country and Railways.
Shri Ram Karan Yadav meticulously reviewed Suburban Train Periodical Overhauling activities as well as Mail Express Periodical Overhauling (POH) activities with special focus on Safety & Passenger amenity.
The Heavy Corrosion Repair shop was scrutinized by him, with a particular focus on different corrosion-prone areas of a coach. Afterwards, he interacted with the all women welder team “Ahilliya” & “Durga”. He inspected all welding procedure and practices followed by Matunga Workshop which were as per Railway Guidelines having ISO 3834 Quality compliance
During wheel shop inspection he specially focused on the area of safety & Maintenance process of EMU & Mainline coach wheels like UST, Eddy Current & measures of various parameters during wheel repair work. During his inspection he inspected the Traction Motor shop, Trolley section & Spring section.
Shri Yadav delved into the failure analysis & actions taken by the Matunga Workshop. During the inspection of Rolling stock, he inspected the POH and ready coaches for passenger service, and personally saw all the passenger amenities and passenger safety followed thoroughly during POH activities at Matunga Workshop.
Interaction with Staffs:
- The General Manager also interacted with the staff of the workshop and inquired about their working practices as well as their welfare. He also interacted with all the officers of Matunga Workshop as well as railway unions and associations.
- Shri Vivek Acharya, Chief Workshop Manager, Matunga Workshop delivered a presentation on various aspects of workshop working including targets achieved, safety and welfare initiatives and key technical issues.
- In his address to all the officers, the General Manager highlighted the changing nature of the transportation landscape in the country and Railways’ contribution to the same. He laid great emphasis on the importance of exploring and implementing automation techniques as a measure to increase both the efficiency and effectiveness of the working of the workshop.
- Shri Sunil Kumar, Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer, Shri Rajesh Arora, Principal Chief Engineer, Smt. Vinita Verma, Chief Personnel Officer and Shri S K Sagar, Chief Workshop Engineer were also present during the inspection.
Source: Central Railway- Press Release | Images Credit: Central Railway