Ashokapura, Mysore: n the Railway Budget-2016 announced on Thursday, Central Railway Workshop (CRW) at Ashokapura here was sanctioned Rs 35 crore for its modernization.
For the past many years, CRW authorities had been sending the proposal for the modernization of workshop. However, there had been no response for over a decade. But on Thursday, railway minister Suresh Prabhu announced the sanctioning of Rs 35 crore for the modernization of the workshop.
Once it is done, the workshop will increase the number of periodic overhauling of broadgauge coaches from 70 to 80 per month. To accommodate 10 more coaches in the workshop, it needs a holding facility to keep equipment like two big cranes, inter-linking track and more manpower.