MUMBAI: Taking stock of the latest developments during his recent visit in Mumbai, Shri Ravindra Gupta, Member of Rolling Stock, Railway Board today inaugurated the Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) at Material Storage Depot of Carriage Repair Workshop, Lower Parel in presence of Shri Anil Kumar Agarwal – Prinicipal Chief Mechanical Engineer, Shri P.C. Sharma – Principal Chief Materials Manager and Shri Akhilesh Kumar Mina – Chief Workshop Manager of Lower Parel Workshop and other senior officers. The ASRS leverages technology and design to integrate palletization of material, efficient use of vertical space, integration with MIS and real-time updation of material database. It ensures complete traceability and efficient inventory management. The Automated Storage and Retrieval System would also result in savings of approximately Rs. 36 lakhs per year.
According to a press release issued by Shri Ravinder Bhakar – Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway, Shri Gupta also inaugurated the newly upgraded CMT laboratory that has been maintained upto NABL standards and is shortly due to get NABL accreditation. This new lab will be instrumental in ensuring the highest level of chemical and metallurgical testing in Western Railways and will go a long way in contributing to high maintenance standards of rolling stock in the railways.