Mancheswar (MCS): Mancheswar Carriage Repair Workshop (MCSW) under East Coast Railway (ECoR) has bagged four certifications – three ISO certificates – QMS, EMS and OHSAS and 5S certification for integrated management system. By doing so, it has become the only carriage repair workshop in the country to achieve the distinction so far, Chief Works Manager of MCSW S Pankaj said.
Addressing mediapersons on the completion of 30 years of MCSW, Pankaj said the workshop has surpassed all 45 CRWs in the country in terms of productivity by achieving the lowest manpower-productivity ratio during financial year 2014-15.
MCSW has recorded highest ever periodic overhaul (POH) outturn with 46 per cent growth in the last two years. The factory recorded periodic overhauling of 200 air-conditioned coaches during 2014-15 and intermediate overhauling (IOH) of 150 coaches with a growth of over 50 per cent during the same period.
The factory has achieved a bogie outturn of 4578 with an increase of 41 per cent and wheel outturn of 12505, an increase of 62 per cent in the last two years.
In terms of corrosion control, refurbishment, provision of LED-based tail lamp in sleeper coaches and emergency lamps and provision of laptop and mobile charging points in coaches, MCSW has recorded best performance in the country.
The workshop has started POH and IOH of Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches, which are safer and faster in a large scale manner.
Presently, ECoR has 187 LHB coaches running in Rajdhani Express, Purushottam Express and Puri – Howrah Shatabdi Express apart from Bhubaneswar – New Delhi Duroto Express, which has LHB shell with air suspension ICF bogie.
Speaking about coaches with bio-toilets, Pankaj informed that the unit aims at producing 400 bio-toilet equipped coaches by 2015-16. Currently ECoR has around 270 coaches fitted with bio-toilets.
In 2014-15, 41 LHB coaches have been periodic and intermediate overhauled and in the last two months, 18 such coaches have been overhauled.