Haldia: South Eastern Railway’s general manager Radhey Shyam today while inspecting the DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit)factory under construction here, flagged off a new 8-coach DMU rake. The DMU factory for which the foundation stone was laid in 2011,is unique of its kind for faster execution with latest state-of-the-art design, techniques at an area of 1.85 lakh sqm.
The first coach was rolled out from the shed was in June 2013.Mr Radhey Shyam today flagged off the first complete rake consists of 8 coaches including diesel power car from this workshop.This rake was completely furnished at this DMU factory.This was a major milestone achieved for the DMU factory, towards becoming self-reliant, said the SER chief.Up till now total 64 coaches have been fabricated in this workshop, he added. DMUs are popular and economical mode of high speed and comfortable mass transit in India.
Presently, the Indian Railways are manufacturing DMUs at Integral Coach Factory (ICF) at Perambur in Tamil Nadu.
This DMU factory at Haldia certainly improves the availability of DMU coaches over Indian Railways, Mr Radhey Shyam said. Mr Radhey Shyam also over viewed Mecheda and Tamluk stations as a partof national cleanliness campaign under Swachh Rail, Swachh BharatMission to create awareness about maintenance of cleanliness andinspected Panskura Haldia section and advised divisional authorityfor timely completion of passenger amenity works.