SER inaugurates new Pit Lines at Tikiapara Car Shed; gears up to increase 12 Coach EMU Fleet

Tikiapara (TPKR): The South Eastern Railway has inaugurated six examination pit lines at Tikiapara car shed on Kharagpur Railway Division. This will facilitate maintenance of 12 coach EMU rakes and will help improve suburban services.

Radhey Shyam, General Manager, South Eastern Railway inaugurated the extension of six examination pit lines at Tikiapara Car Shed under Kharagpur Division today to facilitate maintenance of 12 coach EMU rakes and increase the number of rakes in coming months towards the improvement of suburban services and better mobility.

Of the 188 EMU services in SER; 43 trains ply per day with 12 coach rakes. Radhey Shyam, General Manager, SER, during his inspection has stressed the need of enhancement of the holding capacity of 12 coach rakes to meet the increasing demand of the days.He has also asked for the induction of two more rakes (of 12 coaches) by August. SER, has already commissioned three new EMU rake, with Public Information System in EMU services. The 4th rake is under commissioning.

Since today, out of 188 EMU services in S E Railway 43 trains ply per day with 12 coach rakes which were 35 in number earlier. The further increase of one rake from date the total holding will amount to 8 rakes, he said.

Radhey Shyam, during his intensive inspection has stressed on the need of enhancement of the holding capacity of 12 coach rakes to meet the increasing demand of the days. He advised to induct another two 12 coaches rakes by August 2015.

South Eastern Railway has commissioned 3 new EMU 12 coaches’ rakes during the year 2014-15 with Public Information System in EMU services. The 4th rake is under commissioning.

To provide hassle free and comfortable journey to the senior citizens 07 and 08 nos. of seat have been earmarked for senior citizen commuters in both the driving motor coaches of EMU and MEMU trains respectively over South Eastern Railway.

The General Manager also inaugurated Electronic Interlocking System at Tikiapara. D Kamilla, Additional General Manager, Gautam Banerjee, Divisional Railway Manager/Kharagpur, Sri Ambrish Gupta, Chief Operations Manger, D K Gayen, Chief Mechanical Engineer, Ratan Kumar, Chief Administrative Officer/Construction and other Principal Officers of SE Railway accompanied the General Manager during the inaugurations.

Later, Radhey Shyam inspected Sankrail Freight Terminal Yard, Andul- Baltikuri Doubling work and Padmapukur pit lines construction work. He advised the officer concerned to complete the works within targeted time maintaining the quality of works.

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