Renovation of rolling stock workshop infrastructure under NFR | MorungExpress
Maligaon, September 11 (MExN): In an effort to improve passenger safety and comfort, the Northeast Frontier Railway has taken significant steps by replacing existing conventional rakes with Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) design rakes.
The proliferation of DEMU was also done to ensure better passenger services, said a press release from public relations director Sabyaschi De.
A larger number of wagons was also introduced to meet the ever-increasing freight demands in the northeast region. With the introduction of these modern coaches and wagons, maintenance methodology and capacity must also be increased, De said.
Various infrastructural development works are underway in rolling stock workshops under NFR for advanced maintenance and overhaul of rolling stock. The two vital workshops of New Bongaigaon and Dibrugarh offer a greater quantity and quality of participation. To further improve the amount of participation with superior equipment and rolling stock safety measures, the two workshops have undertaken several works to increase the infrastructure, De said.
Investments to the tune of Rs 70 crore have been made in the largest rolling stock workshop in New Bongaigaon, to meet the ever-increasing demand for rolling stock maintenance. Works for a new hangar for the renovation of LHB cars have been started and another new hangar with the necessary facilities for the periodic overhaul (POH) of DEMU/MEMU has also been approved for the workshop, as well as works for extension of the wagon support workshop. A state-of-the-art disassembly and assembly system for LHB carts will also be implemented here, De said.
Similarly, investments of Rs 55 crore are underway for the Dibrugarh workshop. To expand the facilities for the POH of LHB coaches and increase the attendance capacity, work on a new hangar has been completed and the improvement of infrastructure to increase the POH capacity of LHB coaches is being carried out.
Additionally, the Tindharia Narrow Gauge Heritage Workshop has also been targeted to be built with investments to the tune of Rs 4 crore. New machinery and restoration of heritage value will be the focus.
The various development works of the mechanical workshop will not only improve the safety of railway operations but will also benefit passengers traveling by train. Passengers will benefit from quality amenities and a safer travel experience thanks to the introduction of improved infrastructure in the workshops, De said.