kharagpur, South Eastern Railway during complete nationwide lockdown in the wake of covid-19 pandemic since 25th March, 2020 and different unlock periods, has been boosting up its entire network for the maintenance of rolling stock stabled in the workshops, car sheds and at different yards in its jurisdiction. The Mechanical Department of South Eastern Railway, during the period, has been, on regular measures, examining all the rolling stocks viz., coaches, wagons, parcel/ luggage vans etc.
With the stringent measures undertaken by the Mechanical Department of South Eastern Railway, 20 numbers of LHB coaches (10 AC and 10 non-AC) have been turned out. 28 EMU/MEMUs have also been turned out as against the target of 23. Periodical overhauling of 22 AC coaches have already been completed. 60 numbers of BOXN Wagons were rehabilitated and converted into BOXNR. 6 electric locomotives were also turned out after necessary periodical overhauling. A total of 1556 rakes have been examined in the month of November, 2020 as against 1521 rakes which were examined in the month of November, 2019. Despite the hurdles and severe constraints in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, ROH of 1188 wagons has been done due to rendering excellent efforts by all the four Divisions in the month of November, 2020.
Apart from this, regular rake sanitisation of all the trains of South Eastern Railway has been done. Two numbers of automatic sanitiser dispenser machines have been installed at EMU Car Shed at Tikiapara.
This excellent performance has been achieved with proper guidance and encouragement by Shri P. K. Mandal, Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer, South Eastern Railway.