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BRIEF HISTORY OF MECHANICAL BRANCH

BANGALORE DIVISION:-

               Bangalore Division came into existence on 27-07-1981. This division was carved out from the erstwhile Mysore Division.This division is on a BG system and encompasses 11 districts of 3 states of India, i.e. Karnataka, Tamil Nadu & Andhra Pradesh.There are 5 major sections in the division, which are SBC-JTJ, SBC-DMM, SBC-MYS, SBC-TK & SBC-SA,.HAS-SBGA. Other smaller sections are YNK-CBP, BWT-KQZ,BWT-MKM, KJM-CSDR, YPR-YNK & YPR-BYPL (via HEB & BAND).

Coaching Depot:-   There are two major Coaching Maintenance Depots in the division, one at Bangalore City, which  is classified as Mega Coaching Depot with a coach holding of 1134 coaches and is managed by a Sr.Scale Officer (CDO). The other Coaching Depot is at Yesvanthpur, which is approximately 5 kms away from Bangalore and has a holding of 654 coaches. This depot is managed by a Sr.Scale Officer (CDO). The third Coaching terminal at BYPL (erstwhile wagon depot) has commenced coaching maintenance activities from 13/03/2013. This depot is managed by a Sr.Supervisor (SSE).

Wagon Depot:-  There is One Wagon Maintenance Depots at Satellite Goods Terminal, Whitefield (SGT) where most of the freight trains originate / terminate in Bangalore Division.The CONCOR (Container Corporation) is also located at SGT. All the freight activities are monitored by DME/F&O/SBC. 

Freight Loading: The major freight loading point in Bangalore Division is at CONCOR siding/ Whitefield. Other freight loading points are at Dharmapuri, Hosur, Mandya, Bidadi, Dodballapur,          Coromandel, Bangarpet and Vimanapuram.

Breakdown Special:-‘A’ Class ART with Re-railing equipment and Cowan Sheldon make 140 T Crane is stationed at SBC.  AMRV scale-1 is also stationed at SBC .

        All the mechanical activities in the division are manged under the control of one JAG officer (Senior Divisional Mechanical Engineer). 

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                                                      Address for contact
                          
                            Office of the Senior Divisional Mechanical Engineer,
                                           3rd floor, Divisional office,
                            DRM office building, Next to city railway station,
                                      Bangalore-560023 Ph/Fax: 080-22876509
                                               Email:-srdmesbc@gmail.com


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COACHING ACTIVITIES IN BANGALORE DIVISION

There are three coaching depot in the division:-

Bangalore city coaching depot:-

This is a major coaching depot with a holding of 1134 coaches.It is headed by Coaching Depot Officer(Sr. Scale officer).The maintenance activity at this depot is being carried out since it was a part of the erstwhile MYS division and is continuing from the inception of the Bangalore division in 1981.In addition to maintenance of BG coaches, IOH  coaches also undertaken at SBC depot.

 Yeshwantapur coaching depot:-

As part of the passenger terminal at Yeswanthpur, a coaching depot with four pit lines, two Stabling lines, a covered Sick line and Service buildings is functioning at YPR.Maintenance of trains have commenced at YPR from 6.4.2002, Sick line activities also began from April 2004.This depot is headed by Coaching Depot Officer (Sr. Scale officer) and assisted by Supervisors & Staff. This depot has a holding of 654coaches. In addition to maintenance of coaches, IOH activity has also resumed since June 2011.

Baiyappanahalli coaching depot: Started on 13.03.2013

This is a minor coaching depot, for secondary maintenance an average one rake per day headed by SSE under control of CDO/SBC.

Coaching activities at a glance:-


DIVN

DEPOT

TOTAL NO OF RAKES

NO OF RAKES MAINTAINED PER DAY (PM)

NO OF RAKES MAINTAINED PER DAY (SM)

NO OF RAKES MAINTAINED PER DAY (PFTR)

EXP

PASS

TOTAL

EXP

PASS

TOTAL

EXP

PASS

TOTAL

EXP

PASS

TOTAL

SBC

SBC

34

21

55

12

5

17

1

0

1

20

12

32

YPR

30

0

30

7

0

7

3

0

3

7

6

13

BYPL

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

2

1

0

1

TOTAL

64

21

85

19

5

24

5

1

6

28

18

46


















Satelite Goods Terminal (WHITEFIELD) This yard is mainly meant for reception and unloading of freight trains with bulk commodities like food grains, cement, fertilizers etc.On an average 9 trains are received for being unloaded and released stock are being certified as empty block to various jurisdiction. Sick arising mainly of spring breakages and bogie defects are being attended to on a designated line. Sick line facilities consist of 2 lines. The depot is managed by SSE/C&W assisted by Supervisors and staff.


CONCOR:-This is inland container depot where Container loads to various destinations are collected and dispatched.The SSE and staff of SGT are attending to the needs of this depot. Lister truck for carrying material with lighting arrangement for train examination has been introduced. This has air brake testing facility and sufficient lighting arrangements are available.

Wagon Infrastructure: -

Depot

Train Examination Lines

Sick Lines


Under covered shed

Open

Road No

8 Wheeler

Line No

In Metres

Wagons

In Metres

Wagons

SGT

1

35

1

100

6

280

22

2

42

2

100

6

130

9

3

43

-

-

-

-

-

4

44

-

-

-

-

-

Coaching Infrastructure:-

Depot


Pitlines

Sicklines

IOH shed



In Metres

In coaches

In Metres

In coaches

In Metres

In coaches

SBC

1

540

24

Pit wheel lathe

45

2

2

540

24

-

-

45

2

3

540

24

65

3

-

-

4

470

21

65

3

-

-

5

540

24

-

-

-

-

6

540

24

-

-

-

-

YPR

1

590

26

68

3

-

-

2

560

24

68

3

-

-

3

540

24

68

3

-

-


560

25

-

-

-

-

Running Activities-Overview

Location:-

SBC(Bangalore) Passenger Trains

YPR(Yesvanthpur)Passenger Trains

SGT(Satelite Goods Terminal) Freight Trains

Running Room Facilities

Sl.No

Running Room

No of Beds

No of Rooms

Peak occupancy

1

SBC

101

36

73

2

YPR

30

9

23

3

HUP

21

4

20

4

BWT

24

12

18

5

DPJ

6

2

3

6

KQZ

7

1

6

Railway Consumer Depot

Sl.

No

Fuelling Points

Location

Tank Storage

Capacity /KL



1.

SBC

822


2.

YPR

506


3.

SGT

140


Other initiative of Mechanical Branch of SBC division:-

Mechanized Laundry: The Bangalore Division currently holds around 34 Primary maintained trains plying to various destinations across the country. The provision of clean & hygienic Bedroll to all the passengers is of vital importance to the railways. The division handles about 13000 sets (avg) of bedrolls per day for passengers in AC classes in all the Express/superfast trains, including the prestigious trains like Rajdhani, Duranto, Premium Express trains. The division has setup an in-house state of the art Mechanized Laundry to cater to the entire Bedroll requirement of the division. The construction of a 10 Ton/Day mechanized laundry under BOOT system was commissioned and started the work. This will address the perennial issue of complaints regarding quality of Bedrolls being supplied to the passengers of AC coaches.

Mechanized Coach Cleaning (MCC): The MCC of all Primary/Secondary/PFTR trains are being attended by the division. Currently the division handles a work load of about 550 coaches Avg.per day (PM/SM) for Mechanized cleaning and about 612 coaches Avg.per day for PFTR attention. The works are outsourced to a maximum extent on a turnkey basis and all the trains originating from the division are completely attended in all respects before departure.

OBHS: On Board House Keeping services (OBHS) is one more aggressive initiative taken by SBC divn of SWR to address the passenger complaints in en-route. It is observed that all the trains originating from SBC/YPR are long distance and on an average each long distance train travels for almost 2 days/nights before reaching destination. The en-route cleaning of the coaches have been major cause of concern and lots of complaints were being received on account of poor housekeeping. Hence the division has started the OBHS service, in the premium trains to start with, and extended to all the 27 long distance trains originating from SBC/YPR. The OBHS staff cleans the AC & Non-AC reserved coaches during nominated time slots and as per passenger demand. Apart from cleaning the toilets, passenger compartments, they also attend the petty repairs to the toilet mechanisms as well as watering of trains in en-route. They obtain feedback from the passengers and their performance is gauged based on the feedback from the passengers and necessary corrective actions are taken. There has been considerable improvement in the experience of the passengers after introduction of this service.

Bio-Toilet: The Open toilet system in coaches has been cause of great concern for the passengers & environmentalists. This also posed a concern to the maintenance of precious railways assets like rolling stock, Permanent-way (tracks) and signaling system all over the IR. There were several alternatives to open toilets and had limited success. Indian railways along DRDO developed a more convenient, reliable and practical solution to this problem by developing Bio-toilets. The bio-toilet with a digester tank converts all the human waste into water by deploying bacteria in the tanks attached at the bottom of the coach. Each tank houses around 120 Liters of bacteria and converts all the generated human waste during the run into water which is discharged to the atmosphere. This Bio-toilets have addressed all the environmental concerns and they are relatively in-expensive and easy to maintain. The Bangalore division currently has around 2800 Bio-toilets installed in around 800 coaches. The retro fitment of the bio-toilets to all the remaining coaches is being carried out and in due course of time, all the coaches of the division would be converted into bio-toilets with zero discharge of human waste.

Compliant redressal Mechanism:

The Mechanical branch of the Division is fully equipped to attend all the complaints/requests/feed-back in real-time regarding all the services being provided. The complaints/requests received through are attended round the clock with real time monitoring of the status of redressal. The following mechanism is available in the division to attend and redress the complaints/requests.

Twitter: All the complaints/requests/feed-back received from the passengers are monitored at C&W control office round the clock and necessary corrective actions are taken immediately to address the concerns of passengers.

Coach Mithra: A fully automated real time complaint redresses system has been introduced in all the long distance trains with OBHS through SMS/Web based application Coach Mitra (cleanmycoach.com), wherein the passenger complaints/requests pertaining to on-board cleaning, Linen, watering, lighting & AC are attended immediately by the on-board OBHS/Linen/C&W/AC staff.  They obtain feedback from the passengers and their performance is gauged based on the feedback from the passengers and necessary corrective actions are taken. There has been considerable improvement in the experience of the passengers after introduction of this service.

WEB/SMScomplaints through IR portal: The complaints/requests/feed-back received through IR portal (CP Grams) are also being attended promptly and all the concerns of the passengers are attended.Any other complaints/feed-back received from the passengers through any other means (through Post/ RTI/ Public-Representatives/ committees) etc are attended appropriately with feedback to the concerned person

Telephone Directory:-

SrDME/SBC

55800 (Rly)

22876509 (BSNL)

9731666400

(Mobile)

srdmesbc@gmail.com

(E-Mail)

DME(F&O)/SBC

55808

22207632

9731666405

dmehqsbc@gmail.com

CDO/SBC

55802

23203427

9731666406

cdosbc@gmail.com

CDO/YPR

51180

9731666409

cdoypr@gmail.com

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