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On 19.11.2020 General Manager Shri Rajiv Chaudhry inspected NCR’s electric locomotive trip shed at New Delhi. Commissioned in June 1984 this shed caters to trip and minor maintenance of electric locomotives working in 23 important trains including Rajdhani, Shramshakti, Shivganga, Mahabodhi, GT Express, Kerala Express and other prestigious trains operating over North Central Railway and other zones. Proper functioning of trip shed is critical to safe, efficient and punctual operation of these important trains and average 19 coaching locomotives are attended in this trip shed on daily basis.

 General Manager Shri Chaudhry inspected safety critical maintenance practices in the shed and checked various equipment, tools and gauges used in trip maintenance of locomotives. He inspected different maintenance sections of trip shed and checked cleaning arrangement of locomotives. To avoid wheel slip during moist weather condition, locomotives are equipped with sanding gear to apply sand between wheel and rail to get required adhesion without wheel slip. Shri Chaudhry inspected functioning of sanding gear in under maintenance locomotive no. 37167 and also checked sand supply and filling arrangement for locomotives and gave instruction for proper maintenance of this important locomotive system specially during winters and moist weather.  For safety of workman, proper OHE isolation is must for any work on locomotive roof or on high voltage system. GM Shri Chaudhry checked isolation record and instructed that key for OHE isolation must be exchanged under proper written acknowledgement without any exception.

General Manager also reviewed progress of renovation work being done in the trip shed. He also inspected staff amenities in New Delhi trip shed and advised officials to provide tea/ coffee machine for staff of trip shed.

 During inspection of General Manager, Sr DEE(Operation) of Agra division Shri Aftab Ahmad and Sr DEE(Operation) of Delhi division Shri Rachit Khanna were present along with the technical supervisors and staff of NCR’s trip shed New Delhi.

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