988 coaches overhauled in 2013-14; orders bagged for 1,000 low container wagons

The Golden Rock Railway Workshop here had created a record in periodic overhauling (POH) of passenger coaches in the 2013-14 fiscal, its Chief Workshop Manager V. Selvam said on Tuesday.

The workshop had carried out period overhauling of 988 coaches in 2013-14, including 144 air-conditioned coaches as against 924 coaches in the 2012-13 financial year, Mr. Selvam said speaking at the 59 Railway Week celebrations organised by the workshop here.

Highlighting the achievements of various wings of the workshop, Mr. Selvam appreciated the officers and employees for their joint effort in surpassing the targets.

The workshop had bagged a fresh order for the manufacture of 1,000 bogie low container wagons from the Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) at a cost of Rs. 315 crore. The CONCOR had deposited Rs. 74 crore to the Railways in this regard, Mr. Selvam said.

Due to power conservation measures, the electrical wing of the workshop had saved 24,341 units of electricity.

There were no electricity-related accidents in 2013-14 in the workshop because of effective power management measures, he said.

Mr. Selvam said the workshop had bagged the General Manager’s Green Shield Award for the fifth time and another award for ‘Best Maintained Extra Division Office (Major)”.

Certificates were presented on the occasion to a number of 961 workshop employees in appreciation of their outstanding performances.