Haldia: Shri Radhey Shyam, General Manager, South Eastern Railway inspected DMU(Diesel Multiple Unit) Factory at Haldia and flagged off a new 8 – Coach DMU rake from Haldia Factory, this morning (17th October.2015) in presence of Shri D.K.Gayen, Chief Mechanical Engineer, Shri Ratan Kumar Chief Administrative Officer (Con.) and Shri R.K.Mangla, Divisional Railway Manager, Kharagpur.
The Foundation Stone of this DMU factory was laid by on 04.02.2011. The main feature of the project is pre-engineered buildings for faster execution. Latest state-of-the-art design, techniques has been deployed for setting up of the DMU factory in the area of 1.85 lakhs Sqm. The first coach was rolled out from the shed on 21st June 2013. General Manager, South Eastern Railway Sri Radhey Shyam has flagged off the first complete Rake consists of 8 coaches including Diesel Power Car from this factory. This rake was completely furnished at DMU FACTORY, Haldia including Power Car. Initially assistance of Kharagpur Railway Workshop was taken in assembling the Diesel Power Cars. This is a big milestone for the DMU factory, towards becoming self-reliant. Up till now total 64 coaches have been fabricated in this workshop.
DMUs are popular and economical mode of high speed and comfortable mass transit in India. Presently, the Indian Railways are manufacturing DMUs at Integral Coach Factory (ICF) at Perambur in Tamilnadu. This DMU factory at Haldia certainly improves the availability of DMU coaches over Indian Railways.
Shri Radhey Shyam, General Manager also overviewed Mecheda and Tamluk Stations as a part of National Cleanliness Campaign under “Swachh Rail, Swachh Bharat Mission” to create awareness about maintenance of Cleanliness and inspected Panskura – Haldia section and advised divisional authority for timely completion of passenger amenity works i.e. raising of platform, extension of platform shelters etc. There was a meeting with the authority of RVNL and RITES to review Keshabpur – Mahishadal and Basulyasutahata – Durgachak doubling projects.