CHENNAI: A great effort by the Locomotive Workshop, Perambur, in readying three 20 year old 700 HP Diesel Multiple Units into swanky new ones by refurbishing the same was inspected by the General Manager, Southern Railway, Shri R.K.Kulshrestha along with Shri A.K.Kathpal, Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer, Shri Arun Devaraj, Chief Workshop Manager, Locoworks, Chief Rolling Stock Engineer Shri A.K.Dutta, Additional Divisional Railway Managers of Chennai Division Shri S.K.Sorte and Shri R.Mukund and other officials today, 26th July at the Chennai Central Coaching Yard.
The 3 car Diesel Multiple Units with one Diesel Power Car in front, one Trailing Car and One Driving Trailer Car has the unique feature of being able to move both ways without requiring turn around.
These 20 year old DEMUs were completely refurbished as new by the Loco Works Perambur and Mechanical Branch, Chennai, by providing completely new flooring, Stainless Steel Panelling, new seats, Provision of LED Lighting & BLDC (Brushless Direct Current Motor) fans, complete painting of the coaches, provision of New Wiring and Control System, Vinyl wrapping in panel area near windows in all the 3 cars, LED destination boards in both the front and end coach panels, speedometer, etc. with the pathways in the entire three coaches provided with stainless steel chequered plates for better grip and with the door bay area fitted with handle grips, the DEMU is all set for passenger service shortly.
The 3 car DEMU will be used to run train services between Ernakulam Junction and Cochin Harbour Terminus shortly.