SOUTH CENTRAL RAILWAY PRESS RELEASE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE, SECUNDERABAD - 500 071
Modern Mechanized Laundry for Supply of Clean Linen to Rail Passengers Inaugurated at Kacheguda
The standards of Cleanliness & Hygiene in Linen being supplied to the Rail Passengers on South Central Railway are set to take another step forward with Shri P.K.Srivastava, General Manager, South Central Railway inaugurating a Modern Mechanized Laundry at Kacheguda today i.e, 7thJune, 2015. Shri Umesh Singh, Addl. General Manager, Shri S.Kabeer Ahmad, Chief Mechanical Engineer and Smt Aruna Singh, Divisional Railway Manager, Hyderabad Division, SCR were present on the occasion.
M/s. Supreme Laundry Services Joint Venture Pvt. Ltd., Secunderabad were awarded the Contract for setting up and operating the Mechanized Laundry under BOOT (Build Own Operate & Transfer) model. This 12 ton Mechanized Laundry has the capacity of washing 24000 bed sheets, 12,000 face towels and 12,000 pillow covers per day and is expected to meet the requirements of Secunderabad and Hyderabad Divisions of the Zone.
Addressing the gathering, Shri P.K.Srivastava, said that the Laundry is established with the aim of improving the quality of the linen supplied to the passengers to the maximum requirement. Since, Bed Linen is one of the areas which attracts grievances from the passengers, the facility will enable redress the same.
The Mechanised Laundry is the first successful project under BOOT model and will certainly encourage other such collaborations on Indian Railways, thereby offering scope to render the best possible service to the rail passengers.
Mechanized Laundry Project Highlights:
·It is set-up at a cost of Rs.10.50 crores on 20,000 sft Railway land on a 15 year lease.
·A well planned industrial 10,000 sft Pre Engineered Building (PEB) structure designed for optimum utilization of space and scalability for future expansion of machinery.
·10,000 sft. covered, semi-covered and open area for Boilers, Water Tanks, Water storage Sumps, Linen Storage, Loading & Un-loading, Back-office, etc.
·to allow natural light and ventilation to avoid usage of electrical lighting during day time etc.
·Capacity of 12 tons per day with a combination of best equipment in the world to avoid redundancy in terms of break-downs. The equipment includes:-
oWasher Extractors and Ironers from Lepauw, Belgium and Westar, China.
oFeeders and Folders from Vega, Netherlands
oDryers from Electrolux, Sweden, etc.
·Pneumatic Water pressure system from Grundfos for optimum utilization of water.
·Best of the Eco friendly Steam Boilers for energy efficient and pollution free generation of steam, and value-added systems installed for recycling/re-use of condensate steam to save on raw material consumption.
·Complete LED lighting to save on energy cost.
·300 M3 per day Softener Plant to ensure proper washing of linen and brightness of water.
·50 KLD Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) for waste-water treatment and re-use of water.
·200 KVA Genset for 100% power back-up
·In-house transport vehicles for quick turnaround times for pick-up & delivery of linen.
(M. Umashankar Kumar) Chief Public Relations Officer