The Goldenrock Workshops (GOC) of the Southern Railway has fetched order for constructing 1,000 BLC wagons from CONCOR, said the Chief Workshop Manager (CWM), P.Mahesh.

The Wagon Wing of the GOC had manufactured and despatched 560 BLC-type wagons against an order of 600 and has also completed manufacturing 300 numbers of BOXN HL wagon. The next orders for 320 wagons have just been received, Mr.Mahesh said speaking at the Independence Day celebrations here on Thursday. He said that for the first time in the country, the GOC is privileged to build 50 numbers of BTFLN (bogie tank wagon without frame) and the prototype trials are on in 4 wagons. Mr.Mahesh said that against the target of 99 diesel locomotives, the workshop has completed 136 locomotives POH, which includes supply to RITES and select PSUs. During current fiscal, against the target of 111 locos the workshop has so far completed 35 locos. So far, we have converted 15 MG surplus locos as BG shunting locos for various divisional demands.

Four MG locos were refurbished and exported to Myanmar last year. Similarly two MG engine blocks were reconditioned and exported to Mozambique. Cylinder Liner Plating Shop crossed 11,500 liners, engine block shop reconditioned 135 blocks, HERS shop attended 322 units and CMS shop completed coil rewinding in 280 set of coils last year to cross the individual set targets. Referring to the functioning of the Carriage Wing, Mr.Mahesh said that this branch has crossed various milestones this year.

With respect to AC coach POH, it has completed 97 coaches so far against the last year completion of 67 coaches during the same period. To meet the demand of tourists in world heritage site at Udhagamandalam, nine NMR coaches were given POH and dispatched.

The Production Wing built three oil-fired steam locomotives to help Nilgiri Mountain Railway to serve tourists without interruption. During the last fiscal, the Wheel Shop has turned out 8,157 wheels to meet shop and divisional needs.

Referring to the other areas, Mr.Mahesh said that the Electrical Branch has introduced various energy conservation methods to ensure optimum uninterrupted power supply. By introducing regenerative battery chargers, considerable recycling of power has been effected in the battery section. The workshop has also introduced various industrial safety measures, and the safety standards have been enhanced.

Mr.Mahesh hoisted the national flag and gave away rewards to outstanding employees.