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457/2021-22 28-10-2021
Chennai – Mysore- Chennai Shatabdi Express becomes the first IMS certified train of Southern Railway

457/2021-22                                     27.10.2021

Chennai – Mysore- Chennai Shatabdi Express becomes the first IMS certified train of Southern Railway

A feather in the cap of Southern Railway, Chennai – Mysore – Chennai Shatabdi Express has received Integrated Management Systems Certification.  Train No. 12007/12008, Dr MGR Chennai Central – Mysore Jn – Dr MGR Chennai Central Shatabdi Express service is the first ever train service of Southern Railway to bag IMS Certification with ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 & ISO 45001:2018 Certifications.  The primary maintenance of the train is handled by Basin Bridge Coaching Depot of Chennai Division.  This certification has been granted by the certification agency after comprehensive audit and duly verifying adherence by Railways to all laid down norms.

The pair of Shatabdi service between Chennai-Mysore-Chennai was run as Train No.12007/12008 in the pre-COVID times and presently run as Special service with Train No.06081/06082 (except Wednesdays).

A brief function was held at Dr MGR Chennai Central today (27th October 2021 as the train has no service o­n Wednesdays) at Platform No.6 where Train No.12007/08 Shatabdi Express was stabled. Shri John Thomas, General Manager, Southern Railway inspected the train service and felicitated the team of Officers and Staff of Basin Bridge Depot whose concerted efforts bagged the IMS Certification for the premier train service in the presence of Shri B.G.Mallya, Additional General Manager, Shri Gautam Dutta, Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer, Shri Ganesh, Divisional Railway Manager, Chennai and other senior officials of Chennai Division of Southern Railway and Basin Bridge Coaching Depot.

General Manager presented the IMS Certification to Coach Depot Officer/Basin Bridge Shri Alok Kumar Maurya and Divisional Electrical Engineer/Coaching Shri Surendran and Shri S.Mukundan, Sr Divisional Mechanical Engineer, Chennai Division of Southern Railway.  General Manager appreciated the concerted efforts of the team of officials from the Mechanical branch of Chennai Division and of Basin Bridge Coaching Depot in obtaining the IMS Certification. He presented awards and merit certifications to the Officers and staff for maintaining the train service well in accordance with the standards set forth for obtaining IMS certification.  He mentioned that the service is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities ensuring safe and comfortable travel for passengers.  

A presentation o­n the special features of Chennai-Mysore-Chennai Shatabdi Express

Significant milestones achieved by Chennai-Mysore-Chennai Shatabdi Express

 Chennai – Mysore – Chennai Shatabdi Express train was introduced o­n 11th May 1994.

The service is the first ISO 9001:2001 certified train in Southern Railway (obtained in 19th June 2007)

The train was inducted with state-of-the-art LHB coaches o­n 1st July 2009

Running o­n HOG thereby reducing pollution and  prevention of resource depletion (Diesel)

Maintaining 100% passenger amenities in working condition, 100% HOG and 100 % Bio digester toilet operations and 100% functional sub-pantry equipment

Quality air conditioning, lighting and other electrical amenities.

Special features

On board house keeping facility (5-Stage cleaning)

Energy conservation through LED lights and electrical fittings

Braille signage seat indication number

Pre-loaded Wi-fi Infotainment System

Automatic sliding door closer for passenger coupe in Executive coach

Reflective coach indication and toilet Toilet Occupancy Indication

Aesthetic vinyl wrapping for coach interiors

Automatic air fresheners for passenger coupes and toilets

Comfortable seats with high quality upholstery

All the coaches are provided with fire extinguishers with fire suppression system fitted in power cars

Unified information sticker in all coaches with emergency contact numbers for the benefit of passengers

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344/2021-22 19-08-2021
General Manager Inspects Perambur Carriage & Wagon Workshop

Shri John Thomas, General Manager, Southern Railway inspected the Carriage & Wagon Workshop at Perambur, Chennai today, 19th August 2021 for annual inspection. Shri Ravindra Babu, Chief Workshop Manager accompanied the General Manager along with Senior Officials of Southern Railway.

General Manager appreciated the initiatives taken for upkeep and maintenance of the workshop.  At Wagon Repair Shed he inspected the coach and wagon overhauling facilities and FIAT wagon that is used in Roll-on & Roll-Off (RO-RO) scheme.   General Manager  also took stock of the amenities and advised review measures.   

During his inspection, a new LHB Shed was inaugurated at the Workshop by Shri D.Seshadri, Sr.Technician who is retiring this month.  The new LHB Shed, commissioned at a cost of Rs.30 crores will be a dedicated facility to exclusively handle  Periodic Overhauling (POH) of LHB coaches.   The new LHB Shed is equipped with three  spacious bays for handling LHB coaches besides modern facilities such as epoxy flooring, Electric overhead traveling cranes, four tracks for movement of coaches, pits for under gear attention and an approach road to the Shed.

An Airless Centrifugal Shot Blasting Machine was also inaugurated at the Workshop.  The machine, commissioned at a cost of Rs.1.15 Crores will effectively cleanse Bogie frame and its components so as to remove all visible rust, mill scale and foreign matter during its POH schedule. The machine has Sturdy Blast Cabinet, Pneumatic operated door, Blow off arrangement for removal of abrasive and dust.

GM also inspected the display of various innovations, modifications and test benches for improving  the quality and reliability of coaches and wagons .  He appreciated the workshop engineers and staff for developing test benches in-house.

   General Manager sanctioned suitable award in appreciation of the excellent work done by Officers and staff of Carriage and Wagon works  in the field of quality improvement of coaches, staff welfare and technological advancement.

Carriage & Wagons Works, Perambur is a 165-year old premier workshop of Indian Railways. Recently, the workshop obtained the Integrated Management System Certification comprising of ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management System, ISO 14001-2015 – Environmental Management System, ISO 50001:2018 – Energy Management System.  Carriage and Wagon works is also the first workshop of Indian Railways to achieve GREENCO rating (Bronze).

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