जमालपुर Jamalpur (JMP): Jamalpur railway workshop, the largest factory of Bihar, has received the award for the best workshop of Eastern Railway. Eastern Railway GM R K Gupta handed over the shield to Chief Workshop Manager Mr.Animesh Kumar Sinha at a function held in Kolkata on Saturday.
Chief Mechanical Engineer P K Singh was also present on the occasion. Jamalpur also bagged the shields for the best stores depot as well as for the best scrap sales in Indian railways.
Expressing his happiness, Sinha said Jamalpur railway workshop has created history by grabbing three shields. Eastern Railway has five workshops with four located in Kolkata. Jamalpur workshop has risen to an unprecedented height being the first in India to implement e-purchase and e-auction to maintain transparency in its functioning, he said.
On the repair front, the workshop surpassed the magic figure of 5,000 wagons per annum and more than 100 hopper wagons in a month, the highest in Indian railways. Repair of 90 diesel locomotives has been the best ever performance by the workshop. Incidentally, it is the only workshop of the Indian railways which covers Myanmar border to Pakistan border the PoH (periodic overhauling being carried out every eight years) of diesel locomotives by catering to NF Railway and Ludhiana shed under Ferozepur division, Sinha said.
The workshop has, of late, purchased a set of synchronized jacks for its Katra depot near Jamalpur to cater to the needs of Indian Railways. It is also the sole manufacturer in India of 140T relief cranes among the largest rail mounted cranes in the world.
The product profile of Jamalpur is the most varied one in India and has the distinction of being the only workshop in India which deals with all five types of railway rolling stock viz locomotives, wagons, cranes, tower cars and coaching bogies, the CWM said.
Jamalpur has the distinction of being the first railway workshop to have postal stamp and miniature sheet, both released by department of post, recently in its name. Apart from catering to the railways, it also caters to CONCOR (Container Corporation of India). The products and services of Jamalpur workshop have been appreciated at the international level during international railway equipment exhibitions, the CWM said.
The strength of employees of the workshop has increased to 10,000 yielding an impressive revenue to Indian Railways. It is one of the oldest workshops of Indian Railways, he said.