‘Periodic overhaul of 138 diesel locomotives completed last year'

Smart accident prevention techniques have been introduced in the Golden Rock Railway Workshop here to prevent work-related injuries, its chief workshop manager P.Mahesh said on Wednesday. Safety stewards were installed at various places in the workshop to promote safety, Mr.Mahesh said speaking at the 57 railway week celebrations organised by the workshop.

Highlighting the performance of the organisation, Mr.Mahesh said the workshop had completed periodic overhaul of 138 diesel locomotives last year against the target of 79 diesel engines. This included diesel locos processed for export orders from public sector undertakings and private industry.

He said for the first time in the history of the workshop, intermediate overhaul of 1,510 bogies were done. The workshop had carried out periodic overhaul of 809 AC and non AC coaches last year crossing the 780-coach target.

The wagon construction wing had constructed 186 stainless steel body BOX-N wagons, 40 BLC type wagons, and 44 BLL type wagons during the last financial year.

M.K.Mishra, General Manager, Ordnance Factory, Tiruchi, commended the workshop for its skilled workforce and maintaining good industrial relations. Mr.Mishra gave away awards to workshop staff at all levels in appreciation of their skills and good work.

S.Veerasekaran, assistant general secretary, Southern Railway Mazdoor Union, K.Mani, workshop divisional president, Dakshin Railway Employees Union, T.R.Raghavendran, workshop personnel officer, and P.Ravindra Babu, deputy chief mechanical engineer, spoke.