Most of the Railway Coaching Depots in the country having the capacity of over 300 coaches will now have ‘Automatic Coach Washing Plant’ – a modern state-of-the-art facility to clean the exterior surfaces of railway compartments, the project expected to be commissioned later this year.
Chhattisgarh will get its first such plant installed in the Coach Maintenance Depot at Durg with an estimated cost of around Rs 2.2 crore. The facility is being procured through the centralised machine procurement agency of railways – Central Organisation for Modernisation of Workshop (COFMOW) headquartered in Delhi. The tender for procurement of the plant was floated in October 2018.
As of now, the coaches are being cleaned manually which not only is time-consuming and remains labour intensive requiring much efforts to reach out to all surface areas of the coach besides the huge consumption of water. Read More