Ranchi, Jan 14
South Eastern Railway (SER) during the Novel coronavirus hit year upto December just gone by, has yielded an exemplary performance in safety related works in maintenance of rolling stock stabled at different car sheds, workshops and various yard sidings all over its entire network. Nationwide lockdown since March 25 last year and unlocked periods in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic could not refrain the field staff and officers of the Mechanical Department of the zone from the maintenance work in their respective fields. The dedicated workforce observing all the Covid health protocols, has achieved remarkable performance, stated a press communique on Wednesday.
With the stringent measures undertaken by the Mechanical Department of the zone, 127 mainline coaches including 26 AC and 101 non- AC and 16 numbers of LHB coaches have been turned out. 24 EMU or MEMUs have also turned out as against the target of 23, added the press release.
Notably, despite the difficulties and severe constraints due to Covid-19 lockdowns , 1293 wagons ROH (Regular Overhauling) have been done by putting excellent efforts of all Divisions of South Eastern Railway in December 2020. ROH attention as of December 2019 were 1289 wagons. The cumulative wagon ROH out turn during the current financial year has been 8567.
Apart from this, regular rake sanitisation of all the trains of South Eastern Railway have been done. Two numbers of automatic sanitiser dispenser machines have been installed at EMU Car Shed at Tikiapara.
The achievement of the Mechanical Department depends largely on the close monitoring from every corner as is done under the able guidance of P K Mondal, Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer of the zone.