VISAKHAPATNAM: Loco Management System enabling platforms to carry long haul trains in difficult terrains, is on the anvil, said Hemant Kumar, member (Mechanical) of the Railway Board. He informed that the Diesel Loco Shed (DLS) is prepared for more reliability and increased efficiency to reach new heights in the future.
Addressing a huge gathering at the valedictory of the two-day golden jubilee celebrations of the Visakhapatnam Diesel Loco Shed (DLS) here Saturday, Hemant Kumar said that with a mere fleet of 13 locos with a capacity of 2,300 horse power, the shed had grown manifold to handle 231 locos and High Horse power locos of 4,500 hp. “It is the commitment and dedication of the staff and officers that realised these achievements,” he said. He appreciated the innovative model of the pylon inaugurated to mark the occasion.
East Coast Railway (ECoR) general manager Rajiv Vishnoi appreciated the performance of DLS, which made ECoR proud among other zones of the Indian Railways.
He pointed out that with 50 years of glorious service to the nation, the Visakhapatnam DLS stood first amongst all the loco sheds in Indian Railways.
“The systematic working, devotion to duty which was reflected during cyclone Hudhud, proves that this loco shed will flourish further to reach new peaks,” he added.
ECoR chief mechanical engineer Prem Chandra, executive director (Mechanical Engineering) from Railway Board Vivek Kumar, Waltair divisional railway manager (DRM) Chandralekha Mukherjee, chief motive power engineer Arjun Mundiya and a large gathering of officers from all branches, union representatives, staff and their family members took part in the celebrations.