SECUNDERABAD/TIRUPATI: The Carriage Repair Shop (CRS), Tirupati on South Central Railway has achieved the distinction for being first of its kind on Indian Railways for any Workshop to receive the prestigious “GreenCo – Gold Rating” Certification for maintaining Passenger Coaches. The GreenCo – Gold Trophy and Certificate awarded by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The Trophy and Certificate was presented by Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister for Railways during the World Environment Day Celebrations held at National Rail Museum on 5th June, 2017.
Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, South Central Railway who guided this initiative, expressed his happiness at the Workshop getting recognition with this prestigious honor and complimented the entire set of officers and staff who were responsible for attaining the landmark. The team led by Arjun Mundiya, Chief Mechanical Engineer, SCR called on the General Manager, SCR at Rail Nilayam, SCR Headquarters.
To achieve this, the Tirupati Workshop has strived hard during the last one year and reduced energy consumption, water utilization drastically. Energy and water resources management have been put in place. The workshop has added renewable energy measures i.e., solar energy, day pipe lighting, replacement of conventional fittings by LED etc., The green coverage of the workshop has also been increased by planting numerous plants. Solid waste management and scrap disposal management have also been put in place.
Efforts have been made to ensure that water consumption is minimized by inducing water recycling systems. Water harvesting pits at appropriate locations have been developed. The Workshop is also in the process of developing phyto-remediation to mitigate environmental problems without the need to excavate the contaminated material and dispose it off elsewhere.
The Staff of the Workshop have shown exemplary zeal and dedication with the guidance of M.Vijaya Kumar, Chief Workshop Manager, CRS in getting this Certification. K.P.Somkuwar, Chief Workshop Engineer and Arjun Mundiya, Chief Mechanical Engineer, South Central Railway were instrumental in guiding the plan implementation to enable the Tirupati workshop get this Certification.