SER caries out rolling stock maintenance during nationwide lockdown and unlock periods

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South Eastern Railway during complete nationwide lockdown in the wake of covid-19 pandemic since 25th March, 2020 and different unlock periods, has been  boosting  up its entire network for the maintenance of rolling stock stabled in the workshops, car sheds and  at different yards in its jurisdiction.

  • The Mechanical Department of South Eastern Railway, during the period, has been, o­n regular measures, examining all the rolling stocks viz., coaches, wagons, parcel/ luggage vans etc.
  • With the stringent measures undertaken by the Mechanical Department of South Eastern Railway, 20 numbers of LHB coaches (10 AC and 10 non-AC) have been turned out.
  • 28 EMU/MEMUs have also turned out as against the target of 23.
  • Periodical overhauling of 22 AC coaches have already been completed. 
  • 60 numbers of BOXN Wagons were rehabilitated and converted into BOXNR. 
  • 6 electric locomotives were also turned out after necessary periodical overhauling. 
  • A total of 1556 rakes have been examined in the month of November, 2020 as against 1521 rakes which were examined in the month of November, 2019. 
  • Despite the hurdles and severe constraints in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, ROH of 1188 wagons has been done due to rendering excellent efforts by all the four Divisions in the month of November, 2020.
  • Apart from this, regular rake sanitisation of all the trains of South Eastern Railway has been done. 
  • Two numbers of automatic sanitiser dispenser machines have been installed at EMU Car Shed at Tikiapara.
  • This excellent performance has been achieved with proper guidance and encouragement by Shri P. K. Mandal, Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer, South Eastern Railway.

Recent Achievement:

Making the South Eastern Railway a “Scrap Free Railway” is o­ne of the mission areas of this Railway Zone. With a view to realise value from sale of unserviceable materials lying along tracks, workshops etc. during this financial year (2020-21), numerous inspections have been carried out and co-ordination meetings have been conducted by Senior Railway Officers to identify and dispose of all such items of scrap.

  • Due to continuous monitoring, South Eastern Railway has achieved Scrap Sale of Rs.68.20 crores during the period from April to October of the current financial year.
  • This has been achieved in spite of lockdown due to Covid-19 pandemic.
  • The scrap lots have been sold o­n a competitive and transparent e-auction platform.
    • 4098 metric tonne of scrap rails. 
    • 281 condemned wagons. 
    • 109 condemned coaches. 
    • 03 condemned locos.
    • 679 metric tonne of non-ferrous scrap. 
    • 1604 metric tonne of ferrous scrap etc. 
  • Released from workshops and maintenance units have been disposed of during April to October of this financial year.

Source: South Eastern Railway-Press Release | Image Credit (representational): South Eastern Railway

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