SCR’s Carriage Workshop at Lallaguda awarded with CII’s “GreenCo-Silver Certification”

De-compost Machine & Disposable Water Bottle Crushing Machines were also installed at Kacheguda Railway Station by the GM

SECUNDERABAD: The Carriage Workshop, Lallaguda on South Central Railway has achieved the distinction of being the first Railway Workshop on Indian Railways to receive the prestigious “GreenCo – Silver Rating” Certification awarded by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on 14th March, 2017. This is only the second unit on Indian Railways to have received the award, the first being the Perambur Carriage & Wagon Workshop which got a Bronze rating earlier. Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, South Central Railway expressed happiness and congratulated the Officials & Staff of Carriage Workshop, Lallaguda for achieving the feat.

Indian Railways made a commitment in 2016 budget that it would convert Production Units and Workshops into green industrial units. As a step towards this, the Carriage Workshop, Lallaguda took up environmental friendly practices, there by earning the prestigious GreenCo – Silver Certification from Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The CII has assessed the green initiatives taken by the Workshop, which involves 8 (eight) parameters including energy & water conservation, renewable energy, green house gas emission, waste management, material conservation, green supply chain, recycling and flora-fauna & innovations, all of which contributes to the Workshops performance on the green front.

The endeavor towards Carbon Neutral approach of the Carriage Workshop, Lallaguda has succeeded in reducing Carbon footprint by 10% in comparison to the previous year. The plans of the Workshop envisages further reduction of carbon foot print by 2% annually and also encourage its stake holders in green supply chain system to Go Green. As a result of the initiative taken for environmental friendly practices, during 2016-17, the Carriage Workshop saved about Rs.40 lakhs and manifold savings are expected on implementation of quality standards and GreeCo Projects during the year 2017-18.

Carriage Workshop, Lallaguda Brief:

The Carriage Workshop, Lallaguda established in year 1893, under the aegis of “The Nizam Guaranteed State Railways” and brought under South Central Railway in 1966 is carrying out Periodical Overhauling (PoH) of all type of Passenger carrying coaches including DEMU, EMU, MEMU, self-propelled ART/MRV tower wagons and state-of-the-art stainless steel LHB coaches. This unit now handles PoH of 1680 per annum. This Workshop was awarded with 55 Workspace Management Technique recently and also certified for QMS (ISO 9001:2015), EMS (ISO 14001:2015), OSHAS (18001:2007) & EnMS (ISO 50001:2011).

Kacheguda station has earned another distinction by taking up Environmental Friendly measures to ensure cleanliness.

South Central Railway has become pioneer on Indian Railways by taking up several environment friendly initiatives. Kacheguda station has earned another distinction by taking up Environmental Friendly measures to ensure cleanliness. As part of the same, all the Bio Waste generated at the Kacheguda station and Kacheguda Railway Colony are processed in De-composting Plant to produce high quality organic manure. Similarly, plastic waste in the form of Disposable Water Bottles are crushed into smaller pieces by Water Bottle Crushing Machine to generate recycled plastic waste every day.

Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager complemented Hyderabad Division for installation of De-compost Machine and Disposable Water Bottle Crushing Machines and implementing  Clean and Green India program effectively on South Central Railway.

The De-compost Machine installed at Kacheguda Railway Station for processing Bio-Waste generated is first of its kind on South Central Railway. The Bio-Waste is collected from Kacheguda Railway station and door to door of railway quarters at Kacheguda Colony in a separate green dust bins.  The segregated Bio-Waste is transported to De-compost plant, which will process the garbage and converts it into manure in a week time. It produces high quality organic manure which can be used for gardens, plants etc. The De-compost Machine was procured by Railway at the cost of Rs. 4.5 lakhs. This machine is processing 125 Kgs of Bio waste every day producing 20% of manure (organic) 100 Kgs per week. The plant is expected to save an amount of Rs. 2-3 lakhs per year. The project is eco-friendly saving fuel and producing manure which will increase the soil fertility. It also helps in preventing usage of chemical fertilizers in farming / gardening.

Disposable Water Bottle Crushing Machine:

Plastic waste is posing major threat to the ecosystem as most of the plastic waste is not recycled and the same is affecting the environment. Most of the times these water bottles are reused for drinking purpose which is not a safe practice. Railways have taken steps to combat this problem by installing Bottle Crusher Machines at platforms. Smt. Aruna Singh, Divisional Railway Manager, Hyderabad Division has initiated the project in which the disposable water bottles are crushed in to smaller pieces. Passengers and Railway cleaning workers are making use of this machine to produce 2-3 kgs of plastic waste every day. This plastic is being sold to rag pickers as recycled plastic waste.