ECR GM opens Quarters for Railway Officials in Patna, inspects Harnaut Coach Workshop

GM/ECR A.K.Mittal directs Chief Factory Manager Radheshyam Sharma to enhance production at Harnaut Coach Repair Workshop to meet a targeted 50 coaches per month

Patna: East Central Railways (ECR) GM Aditya Kumar Mittal inaugurated the newly built G plus 7 multi-storeyed quarters at a function held at Rajendra Nagar coaching complex on Friday. ECR women welfare organization (WWO) president Manu Mittal was also present.

Mittal said, “The railway officials’ flats, also known as Rail Vihar, were built in a record time at an estimated cost of Rs.759 crore under the direct supervision of technical experts. Officials who have been living in rented houses for want of proper accommodation can heave a sigh of relief,” adding the railways was also building quarters for officials in Digha which would soon be completed.

“The railway quarters, that are spacious and cosy, belong to type IV (7) and type V (14) categories. They will be allotted to officials according to their entitlement of posts,” said CPRO Arvind Rajak. The railways has installed two lifts at the earthquake resistant Rail Vihar. The complex also has garages, servant quarters and a 20-feet driveway. Mittal announced a reward of Rs40,000 for the workers involved in building the railway quarters. ECR AGM A K Mathur, principal chief engineer P K Mishra, chief signal and telecom engineer A N Jha, chief finance officer A K Malik, secretary to GM A K Jha, deputy GM Subodh Kumar and ECR WWO members were also present.

Harnaut Coach Repair Workshop to up coach production

The railway coach factory at Harnaut in Nalanda district under the East Central Railway, will soon start manufacturing at last 50 passengers coaches a month, said ECR GM Mr.A.K.Mittal, who was on an annual inspection of the railway coach maintenance workshop facility at Harnaut in Nalanda district on Friday. He visited different shops, including bogie repair, wheel, heavy coach repair and carriage shops, to see how they function. Expressing satisfaction, he announced a reward of Rs.50,000 for the employees of the workshop for better quality of work.

AK Mittal directed the chief factory manager Radheshyam Sharma to enhance production to meet a targeted 50 coaches per month.

The Rs.328 crore Harnaut railway factory is one of the most modern units under the railways in the country with 18 workshops. It was proposed by chief minister Nitish Kumar, when he was the railway minister. Then president of India, Dr APJ Abul Kalam had laid the foundation stone for the facility on June 30 in 2003.


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