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Thursday, June 27, 2013

MANCHESWAR RAILWAY WORKSHOP MOVES TOWARDS SELF-RELIANCE

MANCHESWAR RAILWAY WORKSHOP MOVES TOWARDS SELF-RELIANCE


The Carriage Repair Workshop (CRW) at Mancheswar of East Coast Railway, o­ne of the most modern coach repairing workshop of Indian Railways has achieved a new milestone of productivity during the month of May 2013 by overhauling Linke Holfmann Busch (LHB) coaches which is the first of its kind in the history of Mancheswar Carriage Repair Workshop.
Earlier, these coaches were being repaired at Liluah Workshop in West Bengal, Jagadhri Workshop in Haryana, Gorakhpur Workshop in Uttar Pradesh etc. Apart from improving performance at every level including number of coaches handled for quick disposal, Mancheswar Carriage Repair Workshop is now in maintenance of prestigious high technology Linke Holfmann Busch (LHB) coaches used in the rakes of the Rajdhani Express trains and first such coach has been turned out during May 2013 after conducting periodical 18-monthly schedules. Complete overhauling of bogies, air brake system and roof mounted Air-conditioning system including Poly Urethane (PU) paintings, interior and renewal of berths of LHB coaches has been repaired and sent for passenger carrying. In a few months time, the entire Rajdhani/Duronto rakes will now be repaired at Mancheswar and need not be sent to far-off workshops. This will help in better availability of coaches and problems can be better monitored.
A total of 126 coaches have been physically turned out during May 2013. These include 97 non AC coaches and highest ever 29 AC coaches.
To avoid cockroach menace in train compartment, Mancheswar Carriage Repair Workshop has started fumigation of coaches inside the workshop before turning out the coaches for use of passenger carrying.

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