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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(LL)/73/HER/26.                                                                                         New Delhi, dt. 13.1.1977

The General Managers,

All Indian Railways.

Sub: Working hours of Air-Conditioned Coach Attendants and Air-conditioned Coach In charges working on running trains under the Hours of Employment Regulations and for payment of night duty allowance.

                      Reference Railway Board's letter No.E(LWA)61/Adj/8, dated 7.5.1969 wherein it was decided in consultation with the Ministry of Labour that the Air-Conditioned Coach Attendants would be classified as 'Continuous' under the Hours of Employment Regulations and that in computing their hours of employment, they would be allowed credit in full for such of the time spent in traveling during which they were expected to be fairly busy and for a fraction, say, 25% of the time occupied in traveling when they did little or no work. In Para 2 of Railway Board's letter No.PC-67/HW-2/15 dated 20.11.1967, it was clarified that in the case of the non-running traveling staff the time spent on night duty for purposes of payment of Night Duty Allowance shall be reckoned in the same manner and to the same extent as in the period counted as duty under the Hours of Employment Regulations.

2. At the last P.N.M. meeting held between A.I.R.F. and Railway Board on the 22/23rd September, 1976, the following minutes were recorded :

"Full credit of time spent on running train by the Rake Attendants, Air-Conditioned Coach Attendants, mid-on-generator staff and the Air-Conditioned Coach Incharges :

It was clarified that weightage for night duty in the case of non-running traveling staff would be given on the same basis on which credit for time spent in traveling under H.E.R. is given as provided in Subsidiary Instructions 18(ii) and 20. After discussion, it was agreed that in the case of Air-Conditioned coach Incharges and Air-Conditioned coach attendants full credit will be given for the time spent in traveling and not 25% as at present."

3. Accordingly, the Ministry of Railways have decided that in computing the hours of employment of the ACC Incharges and ACC Attendants, credit may be allowed in full for such of the time spent by them in traveling. The payment of Night Duty Allowance to ACC Incharges and ACC Attendants may, therefore, be regulated in the same manner as indicated above.

4. Necessary steps may be taken to implement the above decision on your Railway and send a report of action taken in the matter to this office, as early as possible, for the information of this Ministry.

5. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways. Hindi version will follow.

6. Please acknowledge receipt.


- Sd -
(R. Ramanathan)
Deputy Director Establishment (RLT)
Railway Board



No.E (LL)/73/HER/26.                                                                                              New Delhi, dt. 13.1.1977

Copy forwarded for information to the FA & CAOs, All Indian Railways.


- Sd -
(R. Ramanathan)
Deputy Director Establishment (RLT)
Railway Board



No.E (LL)/73/HER/26.                                                                                             New Delhi, dt. 13.1.1977

Copy forwarded for information to the ADAI (Railways), New Delhi with 140 spare copies.

DA : 140 spares


- Sd -
for Financial Commissioner, Railway.

No.E (LL)/73/HER/26.                                                                                             New Delhi, dt. 13.1.1977

Copy (with 25 spare copies each) forwarded to :

1. The General Secretary, N.F.I.R., New Delhi.
2. The General Secretary, A.I.R.F., New Delhi.

DA: As above


- Sd -
for Secretary, Railway Board.

 Copy to :

E (LR) Branch, Railway Board's office.
 


CONFIDENTIAL


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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)



No.E(LL)78/HER/69                                                                               New Delhi, dated. 21.3.1979

The General Managers,   

All Indian Railways.

Sub: Grant of credit for stay at out station and overnight stay when Ac Coach is damaged and detached in the case of Air conditioned Coach in Charges under the hours of Employment Regulations and for payment of night duty  allowance.

It has been represented by the All India Railwaymen's federation that on certain Railways no credit is allowed to the Air conditioned Coach attendants and air-conditioned coach in charge s either for stay at out-station or for periods of stay where a coach is damaged at non terminating station and detached. In this Connection, the following suggestions are under uniform adoption on all Railways ;-

(i) For stay at out-stations :

The following guide-lines may be adopted :-

(a) The coach incharges and attendants may be allowed adequate time after signing on and before signing off at the out-station for carrying out their normal duties in preparation to start the journey and to leave duty. This period of signing on and signing off will be treated as duty.

(b) After signing off to signing on at the outstation, no duty should be expected of the Air-Conditioned  Coach Incharge / Attendants, Preferably proper rest accommodation should be provided for them so that they are not forced to take rest inside the coach itself.

(c) Before signing off at the terminal station, the Air-Conditioned coach attendant should make over charge of the linen, Utensils and other articles to the terminal station staff. Similarly , A.C. Coach incharge should book the defects in the coach before signing off so that the maintenance staff at the terminal station can attend to the maintenance.

(d) At the outstation where no maintenance staff is provided about two hours may be provided for the Air-Conditioned Coach Incharge and Air-Conditioned Coach Attendants for doing the normal maintenance at the out-station on ad-hoc basis.

(e) Only one Air-Conditioned Coach Incharge and one Air-Conditioned Coach Attendant should be booked per coach

(ii) For the periods of stay when a coach is damaged at a non-terminating station :

The staff in question, viz. Air-Conditioned Coach Attendants/Incharges, full credit for night duty may be allowed if repairs are attended to during night. However, if the coach is merely detached and sent to base depot when there would be neither passengers nor any staff attending to the coach at night, no credit need be granted.

2. In order to enable the Ministry of Railways to examine the matter and for laying down a uniform procedure for adoption on all Railways, they desire to be furnished with the practice at present in force on your Railway in these respects. They also desire to be furnished with your remarks on the above suggestions and in case there is any practical difficulty in their adoption, you may make alternative suggestion and also furnish the comments of your FA&CAOs in the matter.

3. An early reply is requested.

- Sd -

(A.K. Sinha)

Jt. Director, Estt.(LL),

Railway board.


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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.82-TG-I/200/SIG                                                                                  New Delhi, dated: 6.5.1982

The General Managers,

All Zonal Railways.

Sub: Coach Attendants in 2-tier Air-Conditioned coaches,

                      It has been observed that in 2-tier Air-Conditioned sleeper coaches as many as three staff have been provided. Board desires that in the Air-Conditioned Sleeper coaches only two staff of the Electrical Department should be provided and they should also be responsible for looking after the comforts of passengers, check their reservations, guide them to their berths and provide bedding sets and for these functions, these staff would be answerable to the Commercial Department. If Commercial Coach Attendants have been provided in 2-tier AC Sleeper Coaches, they should be withdrawn.

Please acknowledge receipt and report compliance.

(Hindi version will follow).


- Sd -

(Vijay Kumar)

Jt. Director Traffic Comml. (G)l.

Railway Board




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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.84/Elec. 1/114/2                                                                                New Delhi, dt. 15.2.1984

The General Manger (Elect)

All Indian Railways

Sub: Unauthorised use of electric heaters by AC Coach
          Attendants for cooking purposes.

               It has come to the notice of the Railway Board that some AC Coach Attendants and staff booked for maintenance on the run in AC Sleepers are, contrary to extant orders, in the habit of using electric heaters and stoves for cooking purposes.

       In view of the serious fire risk involved, it may please be ensured that this practice is stopped forthwith for which measures such as, educating the staff concerned, putting up notices in the AC coaches at relevant locations where the staff are booked for work, should be taken up on priority. All Electrical officers during their inspections should specially inspect this aspect for possible misuse of the supply available for use of such appliances and drastic punitive action should be taken of the cases reported by them.

The receipt of the letter may please be acknowledged.


- Sd -

(V.C.V. Chenulu)

Director Electrical Engineering

Railway Board
 


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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)



RBE/157/85

No.E(LL)83/HER/1-2                                                                              New Delhi, dt. 27.6.1985

The General Managers

All Indian Railways.

Sub: HOER - Computation of duty hours of Air Conditioned Coach Attendants and In-charges.

Reference Ministry of Railways letter No.E(LL)78/HER/69 dated the 21st march 1979 and your reply thereto.

The question of laying down uniform procedure for computation of duty hours of ACC attendants and Incharges, from the time they take over charge at the commencement of journey to the time of handing over charge after completing the trip, has been under the examination of the Ministry of Railways.

It has been decided that in the computation of duty hours of these categories of staff, the following procedure should henceforth be adopted :

i) The ACC Attendants and the Incharges may be allowed one hour before the commencement of the train journey for completing the pre-departure formalities. Similarly, they may be allowed one hour more after the arrival of the train at their base station for completing the handing over procedures.

For services extending over long distances such as Howrah-Delhi/Amritsar, New Delhi-Bombay, Madras-New Delhi etc., in order that the working hours of staff are not unduly extended, the links of the staff booked for such services should be so arranged so that staff are booked off at a convenient intermediary station and fresh set booked for further journey. Such arrangements at Mughalsarai on the Howrah-Delhi route, Ratlam on Delhi-Bombay route, Kazipet/Kanpur on the G.T. route etc., should be considered.

ii) At outstation, at the end of their outward journey, they may be allowed one hour to complete the procedure for handing over the coach to the outstation maintenance staff. They will hand over the loose items under their possession, e.g. linen, tumblers, flasks etc. to the maintenance staff and take over the same when they take over charge at the commencement of train journey. They may take rest in the AC coach itself wherever rest facilities have not been made available to them in the nature of a running/rest room. They may be allowed one hour to take charge of the coach from the maintenance staff before the commencement of train journey.

iii) As regards AC Coaches detached enroute as being mechanically sick, the ACC Attendant should remain with the coach till the coach is attended, made fit and also for the period the coach is moved thereafter to either the base depot or any other terminal from where it is to work a service. The ACC Incharge will, however, return by the first available train to the base depot. No night duty allowance will be payable for this period, but 25% of time spent in journey while returning to base station will be counted towards duty for the purpose of overtime. ACCA/ACCI detained at the outstation enroute will also be given credit of 25% of the time so spent on such occasion.

iv) As regards AC coaches marked sick at the outstation after the arrival at the outstation, in addition to the duty allowance as allowed in (ii) above, the specific period for which they are required to be present in the coach for attention of the defects, may be reckoned as duty hours for the purpose of overtime allowance.

3. Instructions issued under Board's letter No.E(LL)73/HER/26 dated the 13th January 1977 thus stand slightly modified to the extent of the above instructions.

4. These instructions take effect from the date of issue.

5. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

6. Please acknowledge receipt. Hindi version is attached.

- Sd -

(T.N. Vijh)

Jt. Director, Establishment (LL)

Railway Board

Copy forwarded for information to the FA&CAOs, All Indian Railways.

- Sd -

(T.N. Vijh)

Jt. Director, Establishment (LL)

Railway Board

Copy forwarded for information to the ADAI (Rlys), New Delhi with 140 spares copies.


- Sd -

For FINANCIAL COMMISSIONER, RAILWAYS


Copy to:

1. The general Secretary,

NFIR, New Delhi.                                                  5 spares

2. The General Secretary,

AIRF, New Delhi.                                                  5 spares

3. All Member of Departmental and National Council.

4. Secretary, Staff Side, National Council, 13-C, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi.

- Sd -

for SECRETARY, RAILWAY BOARD

Copy to : F(E)I, Electrical Br. and E(G) Br., E(LR)lll Railway Board.
 

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.85/M(W)/814/64                                                                                        New Delhi, dt. 19.8.1985

The General Manger (Elec)

All Indian Railways

Sub: Marking of return date on overhauled coaches and wagons.

There is lack of uniformity with regard to practices followed by different Railways in counting the period after which the vehicle will become due for overhaul i.e. in marking the 'return' date. Some of the workshops count the period from the beginning of the month in which the vehicle is turned out, with the result that the actual period for which the vehicle is in use before becoming due for overhaul is less than the prescribed period.

After careful consideration, the Board have decided that the following standard practice will be followed: -

(i) The month during which the vehicle is overhauled shall be discounted for the purpose of counting the period for marking the coach date. For example, vehicles overhauled in August, 1985 which have an overhaul period of twelve months, shall show return date of September, 1986.

(ii) Vehicles turned out after 15th of the month are put in service only in the subsequent months. For marking return date on these coaches, the next month shall also be discounted. For example, vehicle turned out from shops on 26th August, 1985 shall show October, 1985 as the return date.

These instructions will apply to all coaching and wagon vehicles, including EMU stock, and will come in from with immediate effect.

Kindly acknowledge.

- Sd -

(Pramod Kumar)

Addl. Director Mechanical Engg.(RS)

Railway Board

No.85/M(W)/814/64                                                                                      New Delhi, dt. 19.8.1985

Copy to:-

1. CMEs, All Indian Railways.

2. CEEs, All Indian Railways.

3. Chief Workshop Engineers, All Indian Railways.

- Sd -

(Pramod Kumar)

Addl. Director Mechanical Engg.(RS)

Railway Board

 

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.83/Elec.(l)/138/8                                                                                  New Delhi, dated: 24/25.10.1985

The General Managers,

All Indian Railways.

Sub: Escorting duty for Air Conditioned coaches and power coaches.

The Board have been considering adoption of uniform norms for escorting staff in Rajdhani/Deluxe services and other AC services. The subject was discussed in the last Electrical Standards Committee meeting held at Secunderabad in April 1983. A Sub-committee was appointed by them to go into the details and submit their report with recommendations. The Board have considered the recommendations and decided that booking of escort staff in AC coaches and power cars should be provided as under:

1- Raidhani trains

(a) The complement of Electrical Staff for escorting a total no. of 18 coaches, including Power Cars in each rake should be as follows:

Electrical Chargeman             1
AC Mechanic                        2
Electrical Fitter                     2
Oil Engine Mechanic               4
                                  ----------------
Total                                   9
                                 -----------------

(b) The links should be so divided as to limit the duty hours preferably within 10-12 hours at a stretch. The escorting staff may be booked off at suitable intermediate station enroute as advised in the former Ministry of Railway's letter no.E(LL)83/HERV1 -2 dated 27.6.85.

2. Deluxe Trains

(a) The complement of staff for a Deluxe train consisting of about 10 vestibuled AC coaches including 2 Power Cars and 1 Pantry Car should be as under:

Electrical Chargeman -                  1
AC Mechanic -                             2
Electrical Fitter -                          1
Oil Engine Mechanic -                    2
                                      -----------------------
Total -                                        6
                                      -----------------------

(b) The link of existing staff should be broken as in the case of Rajdhani Express.

(c) In the case of Deluxe Train consisting of self-generating coaches only, the norms followed by Western Railway of sending 2 AC Fitters and 2 Electrical Fitters should be adopted by the other Railways also. However, the possibility of replacing one of the skilled staff by an Electrical Chargeman can be considered.

3. Self-Generating coaches:

(a) First Class AC coach

The present complement of one ACCI (highly skilled Gr.ll) and one ACCA (Semi-skilled) in each coach may continue in view of the extent of technical and commercial duties being performed.

(b) 2nd Class AC Sleeper coach or AC Chair Car

The existing complement of one ACCI (Highly skilled Gr.ll) and one ACCA (Semi-skilled) per coach should continue. ACC Attendant should carry out the commercial duties in the coach dispensing the requirement of commercial attendant as existing now on some Railways as already advised in the former Ministry of Railway's letter no.82-TG1/200/SIG dated 6.5.82.

(c) 2nd Class AC Sleeper or AC Chair Car when more than one coach provided in the same train and vestibuled.

When more than one coach connected by vestibuled gangway in one block provided on the same train, the complement of staff should consist of only one ACCI for every 2 coaches and one ACCA for each coach.

However, when the number of AC coaches exceeds more than 4 in such a block, there should be one Electrical Chargeman in lieu of one ACCI for higher level trouble-shooting and promote rectification of defects on line.

(d) Composite AC coaches and Partial AC coaches

The complement of staff deputed for composite AC coaches and Partial AC coaches (consisting of half portion as First Class AC and half portion as 2nd Class AC Chair Car) should be the same as in 1st Class AC, i.e. one ACCI and one ACCA may be deputed for each coach in view of extent of technical and commercial duties being performed.

4. Relieving at Intermediate Stations :

Wherever possible the break in duty may be considered at important en-route stations having resting facilities after 10 to 12 hours duty with fresh set of staff taking over and where this is not feasible, the staff should be given adequate compensatory rest at home station to keep this cumulative duty hours below the permissible limits of 104 hours for 14 day-period.

5. The Board further desire that Eastern and Western Railways must arrange for stepping down of the escorting staff at Mughalsarai and Ratlam respectively so that long working hours are avoided.

As regards the cadres structure and seniority of the Electrical Escorting staff, further orders will follow.

Kindly acknowledge receipt of this letter.



- Sd -

(T.N. Vijh)

Jt. Director Establishment (LL)

Railway Board

Copy to:

1. The Director General (Electrical), RDSO, Lucknow.
2. The General Manager, Integral Coach Factory, Perambur, Chennai.

- Sd -

(T.N. Vijh)

Jt. Director Establishment (LL)

Railway Board

Copy to :

 E(LL) Branch (with 40 spares)
for information 7 necessary action.

Copy to : TG-I Branch for information.


Annexure to Board's letter no. 83/Elect.l/138/8 dt. 24/25.10.85

DUTIES OF ESCORTING STAFF (AC Coach Attendants)

1. To appear in prescribed uniform, and have his badge fixed on it to be easily identified by the travelling public.

2. To be present one hour before the scheduled departure of the train.

3. To check that all internal fittings in the coach provided for the comfort and safety of passengers are intact and in working order.

4. To ensure that the water tanks are filled with water and all fittings for supply and use of water in the bath rooms are intact and in good working order.

5. To collect linen and blankets from the concerned authorities and keep it in his safe custody. We would also supply linen and blankets to the passengers and collect the same and keep their accounts. He would also obtain payment of requisite charges and maintain necessary record.

6. To carry jerry cans and to supply cooled water to passengers and to ensure filling up of water containers/jerrycans at the nominated stations.

7. To check tickets of passengers when they first enter the coach to occupy berth/seats, if TTE/Conductor is not available to exercise the checks. He should not allow any person without proper tickets to occupy the accommodation available in the coach.

8. To accommodate passengers joining enroute under the supervision/direction of the Conductor of the coach.

9. To keep the compartments locked when the train is on the run and open them for occupation as and when required.

10. To assist passengers in obtaining food/refreshments and look after their convenience generally.

11. To prevent entry of beggars, hawkers, unauthorised passengers and heavy luggage inside the coach especially in the corridors and to keep the corridor and space near bathrooms free from obstructions.

12. To keep watch on the corridor of the coach from the Attendant Seat during night time.

13. To attend personally to monitor electrical/mechanical defects developing in the coach and call maintenance staff concerned for attending to other repairs whenever necessary.

14. To keep the berths/seats of compartments properly closed at regular intervals by personally dusting the same.

15. To assist the AC coach In-charge in pre-cooling the coach at least one hour before commencement of the journey.

16. To take reading of pressures at the panel board in respect of duties, discharge pressure of refrigerant and oil pressure of compressor, voltages of the alternator and battery etc. from time to time and make entries in the log book. To inform AC Coach incharge of any abnormalities in the readings.

17. To assist the AC Coach In-charge in the rectification of minor faults in the AC coach equipments enroute.

18. To remain with the AC coach when it is detached enroute due to sick marking till the coach is attached, made fit and moved thereafter to either the base depot or any other terminal from where it is to park a service.

19. To carry flit and flit gun and flit the compartments of the AC coach during the course of the journey and as and when required by the passenger.

20. To attend training course as and when deputed by the Administration.

21. To carry out other duties such as cleaning electroplated fittings and assisting AC fitters in maintenance of AC coach when spare at Headquarters.

22. To carry out such other duties as may be assigned to him from time to time by ACCI/TTE.

 


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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)



No.86/M(N)/951/7                                                                             New Delhi, dt. 25.6.1987

The General Managers,

All Indian Railways

Sub: Corporate objectives - ineffective percentage of coaching stock - Seventh Plan.

In super session of all earlier orders, the Board have revised the ineffective targets for coaches stock as under:


Ineffective percentage

Year other Coaches AC Coaches
 
1987-88 12.5 15.0
1988-89 11.5 12.5
1989-90 10.0 12.0

The guidelines for break-up of the ineffective percentage at the end of the Seventh Plan are as under;

. Other Coaches AC Coaches
i) Workshops for POH 6.0 9.0
ii) Workshops for nominated repairs 0.5 -
iii) Stabled in yards awaiting workshop repairs 1.0 -
 iv) C&W depots for repairs to Mechanical & Electrical equipment. 2 5 3.0
. 10% 12%


2. In order to reduce the ineffective time to the barest minimum, the following steps need to be taken :

i) The number of coaches being worked to and upon in the mechanical workshops should be strictly on the basis of targeted out-turn/repair days;

ii) Percentage of coaches stabled and awaiting workshop repairs should be closely monitored through the system of Carriage Controllers;

iii) Integrated maintenance should be insisted upon and ail parallel activity must be performed simultaneously;

iv) Number of coaches in sick line and transportation workshops should be brought down by resorting to ;-

a) multiple placements;

b) multiple shift working;

c) ready availability of unit spares;

v) Mechanised cleaning and handling methods should be widely resorted to.

3. Kindly acknowledge receipt.

- Sd -

(O.F.H. Jung)

Exec.Director Mech. Engg./RS

Railway Board.

Encl. 2 spare copies.
 

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.87/Elec. 1/138/2                                                                                          New Delhi, dt. 6.7.1987

The General Managers(Elec),

All Indian Railways, & I.C.F., Madras.

The Director General (Electrical),

R.D.S.O, Lucknow.

OSD/RCF/New Delhi.

The Jt. Director, Inspection, Electrical/R.D.S.O., Madras.

Sub: Revised temperature settings in A.C. coaches. Ref: RDSO's letter No.EU7.1.60/G/J8 dated. 15.12.86.

Attention is invited to Para 9.1 (Page 6) of the Minutes of the second MSG (TL & AC) Meeting held at Bombay VT on 22nd & 23rd October 1986 as circulated vide RDSO's letter of 15.12.86 referred above, wherein Railway Board was to issue instructions for temperature setting in AC coaches.

2. After due consideration and consultations with RDSO, following temperature settings have been approved finally:

1. For I AC coaches three settings are to be provided as under;

. Lower Medium High
Cooling 22 deg.C 24 deg.C 26 deg.C
Heating 17deg.C 19 deg.C 21 deg.C

2. For AC Sleeper and Chair Car only two settings are to be provided (keeping one set of thermostat as stand-by) as under;
 

. Medium High
Cooling 24 deg.C 26 deg.C
Heating 19deg. C 21 deg.C


3. This supersedes the previous approval for settings as conveyed under letter No.83/Elec. 1/138/8 dated 22.10.84.

4. Railways, however, must ensure sufficient pre-cooling of AC coaches, particularly in AC Sleepers, before placement on platform as per extant instructions to avoid public complaints, as the 'low' setting of the thermostat is now abolished.

5. Please acknowledge receipt.

- Sd -

(A.K. Mandal)

Jt. Director Electrical Engineering(G)

Railway Board

 

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.87/Elec.(l)/114/1                                                                                        New Delhi, dated: 6.7.1988

General Managers,

All Indian Railways.

Sub: Temperature Control in A.C. Sleeper Coaches.

As per the approved norms, the following temperatures are to be maintained in AC Sleeper Coaches :

  Low High
Cooling 24 deg.C 26 deg.C
Heating 19 deg.C 21 deg.C

In the Grievances Cell Meeting on 5.7.88, while the issue of bed roll was discussed, the question of requirement of blankets came up. The possibility of not requiring blanket by passengers if the temperature inside the coach is maintained at the 'High' setting i.e. 26 deg. C during summer and 21 deg. C during winter, is to be examined.

Keeping this in view, Board have taken a decision that Railways should fix the temperature at night corresponding to 'High' position and monitor and record passengers' opinion to enable a regular decision in this regard. The results of the monitoring should reach Board's office after about a month along with comments of your Railway.

- Sd -

(A.K. Mandal)

Director Elec.Engg.(G),

Railway Board.

Copy to:

Director General (Elec), RDSO, Lucknowfor information.

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.87/Elec.(l)/180/6                                                                                         New Delhi, dated: 2.8.1988

The General Managers, All Indian Railways.

Sub: (1) Coach Attendants in 2-tier Air-Conditioned coaches.
        (2) Escorting duty for Air-Conditioned coaches and power cars.


During the course of Public Grievances Redressal Machinery Meeting held on 5th July 1988 in Board's office, it was pointed to by CRB that Board's instructions regarding manning of two-tier Air-Conditioned sleeper coaches are not being followed by many a Railways. He has desired that instructions issued vide Board's letter No.82-TGI/200/SIG dated 6th May, 1982 should be implemented by 31st of July 1988. It was also desired that Electrical staff should man the sleeper from one end to the other and there should be normally no change enroute.

Further Member Electrical has desired that instructions issued by Board vide letter No.83/Elec. 1/138/8 dated 24th October, 1985 regarding norms for escorting staff in Rajdhani/Deluxe services should be strictly followed as far as feasible.

A copy of each of the letters referred above is enclosed for ready reference. Kindly acknowledge receipt.

-Sd -

(KARAM CHAND)

Jt. Director, Estt(LL),

Railway Board.

Copy to :

(1) DG/Elec/R.D.S.O., Lucknow.
(2) General Manager, I.C.F., Madras.

- Sd -

(KARAM CHAND)

Jt. Director, Estt(LL),

Railway Board.

Copy to : (1) E(LL) Branch with 10 copies (spares) for information and necessary action.
               (2) TG -I Branch for information.
               (3) Copy for file No.86/Elec. 1/109/15

 

 

 



K.V. BALKRISHNAN

MEMBER TRAFFIC, RAILWAY BOARD
AND EX-OFFICIO SECRETARY
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAY
(RAILWAY BOARD)

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

D.O.No.83/Fuel/282/20                                                                           New Delhi, Dated 21.11.88

My dear Rajagopalachari,

Sub: Conservation of HSD oil.

You are already aware that the Government have decided to restrict the consumption of HSD during 1988-89 to the last year (1987-88) level. This has become necessary due to adverse Balance of payment situation. CRB and my predecessor have already addressed you on the subject. A number of points on which action is required to be taken were also discussed during the at GMs Conference. While you would no doubt be taking necessary action on such points to control the HSD oil consumption, I would request you to take immediate action on the following items which directly affect the HSD oil consumption.

(i) HSD oil from diesel installations should not repeat not be issued for any other purpose except for traction to the locomotives. Normally, small issues for other than traction go unaccounted and also provide an opportunity for pilferage.

(ii) Diesel sheds should intensify their efforts to identify the locomotives running heavy on HSD and action should be taken to attend to such locomotives without any loss of time.

(iii) Driver instructions should be activated to inculcate fuel efficient driving habits in drivers.

2. A report on action taken on above as well as other items discussed during the GMs Conference be sent to us within a month.

With best wishes,

Yours sincerely

Sd/-

Shri J. Rajagopalachari,

General Manager,

Northern Railway,

New Delhi.

 

 

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. 85/Elect. 1/138/4                                                                                    New Delhi, Dt. 26.4.1989

The General Managers (Elect),

All Indian Railways.

Sub: Scale of equipments to be provided in Accident Relief Trains.

Ref: I) Board's letter of even number dated 20.6.93 & 7.11.86.

There have been two reports on re-organisation and modernization of ARTs which were accepted by Board in June, 1986 and November, 1986 respectively. These reports were formulated by XXV Electrical Standards Committee and a committee of CRPS (R&L) of Central, SE & Western railways respectively.

On the basis of these reports, a combined list of electrical items incorporating recommendations of both committee is enclosed herewith for taking necessary action in the matter.

- Sd -

(A. K. Mandal)
Director Elect. Engg. (Gl)
Railway Board.

Scale of equipments to be provided in Accident Relief Trains.

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)


No.89/Fuel/282/20                                                                                          New Delhi, dated : 16/18.8.89

The General Manager,

Northern Railway, New Delhi.

Sub: Issue of HSD Oil from loco feeding points to power cars.

Ref: D.O. NI.21 FA/39DR)VI dated. 1.8.89 from Shri Y.P. Anand, G.M./N.Rly addressed to WIT.

In view of the circumstances explained in the D.O. dated 1.8.89 referred to above, Board have decided to grant exemption from the instructions issued in item (I) of MT's D.O. of even number dated 21.11.1988 only in respect of generator cars of prestigious trains with under slung tanks, as a special case, to be fuelled directly from the fuelling points into the underslung tanks of such generator cars. It may, however, be ensured that proper accountal of such issues is kept both by the Issuing as well as by Consuming Departments. No exemption can be given in respect of tower wagons as the same are stationed in TRD depots and are required to be fuelled in the depot itself with the help of drums before moving out for OHE repairs. HSD oil in drums/barrel should be obtained from the Store Depot for the purpose.

Please acknowledge receipt.


- Sd -

(N.K. Khurana)

Director Mech.Engg.(Fuel)

Railway Board.
 

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.89/Elec.(G)/138/2                                                                                  New Delhi, dated : 19.2.1990

General Manager (Elec),
All Indian Railways,
ICF, RCF 7 DG (Elec.)/RDSO

Sub: Guidelines for holding MSG (TL & AC) Meetings.

Following guidelines are issued in connection with holding of MSG (TL & AC) meetings:

i) The meetings should be held once every year, preferably in the month of December/January.

ii) The host Railway and venue of the meeting should be fixed by rotation in consultation with the Railways by RDSO.

iii) The duration of the meeting should be limited to 2 days.

iv) Number of delegates attending the meeting should be limited to 2 persons per Railway.

v) Each Railway must study the problems connected with maintenance of train lighting and AC coaches in depth and give a brief presentation with audio visual sides, detailing the nature of failure, solutions tried and results achieved in minimizing failures. The presentation from each Railway should form an essential part of the agenda. The detailed instructions regarding presentation of papers in the MSGs issued vide Board's letter No.82/Elec.l/148/10 dated 27.7.1983 may be followed.

vi) Solutions to various problems successfully tried on each Railway and accepted by the MSG earlier should be circulated amongst various Railways in the form of modification sheet by ICF/ RDSO. The progress of implementation of these modifications must be given separately by Railways and ICF to RDSO and should form an item of the agenda in subsequently meetings.

vii) Technical discussions on modifications/alterations should include financial implications, cost benefit analysis, wherever relevant.

viii) No. of firms permitted to give presentation in the meeting should be restricted to the bare minimum. The presentation should be relevant to equipment failures connected with maintenance of train lighting and air-conditioning.

Please acknowledge receipt of this letter.

DA: As above     

- Sd -

(T.K.A. Iyer)

Adviser Electrical

Railway Board

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)


No.85/M(W)/814/88                                                                                   New Delhi, dt. 29.3.1990


The General Manager (Mech.)

All Indian Railways

Sub: Periodicity for Overhaul of Air-Conditioned Coaches.

Ref: Railway Board's letter No.85/M(W)/814/88 dt. 22.10.85.

Board after having considered all aspects regarding maintenance of Air-Conditioned Coaches have decided that periodicity for overhaul of Air-Conditioned coaches (air brake and vacuum brake) shall be as follows :

i) Rajdhani & Shatabdi

a) POH - After 4 lakh Km or 18 months whichever is earlier.

b) IOH - After 2 lakh Kms. or 9 months whichever is earlier.

ii) All air conditioned coaches POH - after 12 months other than (i) above.

2. Instructions contained in Board's letter no.72/M(W)/814/60 dated 29th November, 1979 regarding intermediate examination of coaches in depot for Mechanical Examination and repairs shall continue to be followed.

3. Marking of Return date as coaches will be as per Board's letter No.85/M(W) 814/64 dated 12.8.1985.

4. This supersedes earlier instructions issued vide Board's letters under reference.

Kindly acknowledge the receipt.


- Sd/-

(Raj Kumar Shukla)

Exec. Director Mech. Engg.(RS)

Railway Board

Copy to:

Chief Workshop Engineers/all Indian Railways.

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.92/Elec. (G)/138/1                                                                                       New Delhi, dt. 13.3.1992

General Managers,

All Indian Railway.

Sub: Escorting Duty for Air-Conditioned coaches and power cars.

Ref: Board's letter No.83/Elec. l/138/8 dated 24.10.1985.

In partial modification of norms for escorting staff for self-generating AC coaches prescribed in item no.3 of this office letter no.83/Elec.l/138/8 dated. 24.10.85, Board have decided as under:

i) The existing practice of deputing air-conditioned Coach Attendant in the AC Chair Car should be discontinued on all trains having self-generating AC coaches. The technical duties in the AC Chair Car will accordingly be performed by AC Coach In-charge. The commercial duties in the AC Chair Car, if any, will be the responsibility of the Travelling Ticket Examiner in-charge of the coach/coaches and no Commercial Attendant should be deputed in the AC Chair Car for this purpose.

ii) When more than one self-generating AC coaches (all types except first class AC) are provided on the same train, connected by vestibuled gangway in one block, the complement of escorting staff should consist of only one ACCI upto every four AC coaches and one ACCA for each AC sleeper/composite/partial AC coach. As mentioned in Para (i) above no ACCA will be provided for the AC Chair Car.

iii) In first class AC, the existing complement of one ACCI and one ACCA in each coach may continue.

The above instructions should be implemented with immediate effect.

Kindly acknowledge receipt of this letter.

- Sd-

(D.D. Pahuja)

DIRECTOR, ELEC. ENGG.(G)

RAILWAY BOARD

Copy to :

1. The FA&CAOs and CCSs, all Indian Railways.
2. Director General/RDSO/Lucknow.
3. General manager/ICF/Madras.
4. General Manager/RCF/Kapurthala.
5. Director Finance (E)/Rly Board - for kind information.

Sd/-

(D.D. Pahuja)

DIRECTOR, ELEC. ENGG.(G)

RAILWAY BOARD

 

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.85/M(W)/814/88                                                                                           New Delhi, dated : 15.7.1992

General Manager (Mech.),

All Indian Railways.

Sub: Periodicity of POH of mid life rebuilt coaches.

Board have decided that the coaches which have undergone mid life rebuilding at Bhopal Workshop shall be given POH after 24 months, in line with the practice followed for newly manufactured coaches. As in the case of newly manufactured coaches, an intermediate overhaul (IOH) should be given after one year.

2. Bhopal Workshop should mark the return date on rebuilt coaches as per the revised POH period of 2 years.

3. Receipt of this letter should be acknowledged.

-Sd-

(R. Vatash)

Director Mech. Engg. (P) II

Railway Board
 

Copy to :

1. General Managers ICF, Madras.
2. General Managers, RCF, Kapurthala.

The return date on new coaches should be marked by the respective production units as per the extant instructions. This should be ensured for all coaches turned out.

4. Director General (Carriage), RDSO, Lucknow.
5. Copy to M(C) Branch, Rly. Board.

 


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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.93/Elec(G)/114/9                                                                                   New Delhi, dated : 9.7.1993

General Manager (Elec),

South Eastern Railway,

Garden Reach,

Calcutta.

Sub: Failure of air-conditioning equipment in AC coaches and refund of fare.

Ref: i) S.E. Rly's letter no.CEE/TL/100/675/1/A/Vol.XXIII dated. 1.7.92.

         ii) S.E.RIy's letter no.CEE/TL/100/675/1/A Vol.XIV dated 14.6.93.

The point brought out in your above referred letter has been examined and it is observed that Para 15 of Railway Passengers Amendment Rule 1991 concerning cancellation of tickets and refund of fares stipulates that wherever the air-conditioning has not worked for a portion of journey, refund of tickets shall be issued. It may please be noted that the Para does not refer to full failure or partial failure of air-conditioning. Thus, it is very clear as and when air-conditioning in a coach fails either fully or partially, refund has to be given to the passengers after certification of non-AC. The certification of non-air-conditioning shall be made only for those seats which are affected by failure of the air-conditioning as the case may be. Your contention that the refund is permitted only for full failure of air-conditioning is not correct. Even in case of partial air-conditioning, refund is admissible for the seats affected by failure of one side of the AC plant. No further clarifications are required in the matter.

-Sd-

(D.D. Pahuja)

Director Elec. Engg. (G)

Railway Board

Copy to : General Managers (Electrical), All Indian Railways for information

 

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)


No.85/M(W)/814/88/Pt.                                                                                   New Delhi, dated : 10.3.94

The General Manager

All Indian Railways.

Sub: Periodicity of POH of Air-Conditioned coaches.

Ref: Board's letter No.85/M(W) /814/88 dated. 9.3.90.

Instructions regarding POH of AC coaches were issued vide Board's letter referred above. A doubt has been raised by one of the Railways regarding the periodicity to be followed for the first POH of AC coaches. It is clarified for the information of the Railways that the first POH of AC coaches should be as under:

(i) Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express coaches -

First POH after 4 lakh Kms. or 18 months whichever is earlier. First IOH after 2 lakh Kms. or 9 months may be dispensed with.

(ii) All air-conditioned coaches (Air or Vacuum brake) other than (i)

First POH after 24 months. (As per Board's letter No.85M(W)/814/EE dated 15.7.92).

IOH in depots shall be as per extant instructions.

2 This disposes GM(M)/N.RIy's letter No.86-M/4 Pt.ll dated 25.7.93 also. Receipt of this letter should be acknowledged.

- Sd -

Director Mech. Engg.(P-II)

Railway Board

Copy to:

1, Chief Mechanical Engineers, All Indian Railways
2, DG/Carriage, RDSO
3, Gen. Secy./IRCA, New Delhi.

 


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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

D.D. PAHUJA
DIR. ELEC. ENGG.(G)

No.93/Elec(G)114/10                                                                                          New Delhi, dated : 22.3.94

Dear Shri Shreni,

Sub: Issue of HSD OH from loco feeding points to power cars.

In reference to your telephonic discussions with the undersigned on date regarding fuelling of power cars of Rajdhani/Shatabdi trains from existing loco feeding points, I am sending herewith copies of Board's letters no.89/Fuel/282/20 dated 21.11.88 & 16.8.89. Board's letter dated 16.8.89 permits supply of fuel to power cars of Rajdhani/Shatabdi trains from existing loco feeding points.

With regards,

DA: As above                                                                                                                                Yours sincerely,

- S/d -                                         

( D.D. Pahuja)                              

Shri U.C.D. Shreni,
CESE,
South Eastern Railway,
Garden Reach,
Calcutta.
 

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.94/Fuel/282                                                                                                 New Delhi, dt. 28.3.1994

The General Managers,

South Eastern Railway, Calcutta;

Northeast Frontier Railway, Guwahati;

Southern Railway, Madras.

Sub: Issue of HSD Oil from loco fuelling point to Generator Cars with underslung tanks.

Issue of HSD Oil from loco fuelling points for other than traction purpose is banned in terms of Member Traffic's do. No.58/Fuel/282/20 dated 21.11.1988 (copy enclosed).

'The matter has been further reviewed and Board has decided that generator cars of Rajdhani/Shatabdi Express trains having underslung tanks may be issued HSD Oil from loco fuelling points subject to the following conditions. ;

(i) HSD oil being issued directly into the underslung tanks of the generator cars and not in barrels/drums.

(ii) Proper accountal being kept both by issuing as well as consuming departments.

Please acknowledge receipt.

- Sd -

(D.K. Singh)

Director, Mech. Engg.(Fuel)

Railway Board.

Copy to :

DEE(G), Railway Board for information and necessary action.

- Sd -

(D.K. Singh)

Director, Mech. Engg.(Fuel),

Railway Board.


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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.94/Elec(G)/113/1                                                                                      New Delhi, dated :14.6.1994

The General Manager(Elec),

All Indian Railways.

Sub: Derailment of 2521 Up NE Superfast Express between Karhagola Road and Bakhri station of North Eastern Railway on 16.11.92.

Recommendation of CRS, NE Circle, Lucknow in connection with above accident is reproduced below :-

"Emergency Lighting Equipment was not loaded at Katihar on this train going to NE. Railway. Practice of some railways to load and unload Emergency Lighting Equipment in the brakevan at intermediate stations is not effective in ensuring its availability at all times.

The practice of loading Emergency Lighting Equipment as a train equipment by the Primary Maintenance Station for the entire run of the train to be unloaded and reloaded for return journey by the terminating station be enforced by reiterating instructions and conducting checks."

In view of above recommendations all the railways are advised to load emergency lighting equipment as a train equipment at primary maintenance station for the entire run of the train and it may be unloaded and reloaded for return journey by the railway at which the train terminates. Recommendation of CRS/NE Circle, LKO as reproduced above may be implemented and compliance reported to this office. Please acknowledge receipt of this letter.

- Sd -

(D.D. Pahuja)

Director Elec. Engg. (G)

Railway Board

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. 95/Elec. (G)/137/3                                                                                      New Delhi, dt. 22.3.1995

The General Manager, Central, Eastern, Northern North Eastern, Northeast Frontier, Southern, South Central, South Eastern, and Western Railways.

Sub: Smoke in AC coach no. 14033 of 4229 Up (Lucknow Mail) between Pitamberpur and Rasoia stations on the night of 12/13.1.95.

There was a mishap in 4229 Up (Lucknow Mail) on the night of 12/13.1.95 when AC sleeper coach no. 14033 was filled with smoke, causing suffocation between Pitamberpur and Rasoia stations of Northern Railway. Investigations by Northern Railway reveal that the smoke emanated from the canvas duct connecting evaporator coil air output to the main duct. The fire extinguisher available in the affected coach as well as the one in the adjoining coach was found ineffective. Finally the situation was brought under control using the fire extinguisher available with the Guard. Detailed investigations reveal that the blower motor stopped functioning, the air heater continued to get supply and this caused canvas duct to catch fire. It appears that the vane relay which is actuated by the air output from the blower and in turn energises the proving circuit has either been bypassed or become defective, causing air heater contactor to remain in 'ON' position. In addition to above, the hooter provided inside the coach attendant room, meant to warn the attendant in the event of heater receiving supply even when the blower contactor fails or evaporator motor stops, did not appear to have worked in this case.

2. From the above incident, it is quite clear that the safety devices, viz. blower vane relay along with proving relay and hooter circuits were not properly tested during primary maintenance in the depot. The escorting staff were not aware of the functioning of above essential protection devices. Further, the fire extinguisher provided in the coach was also found to be ineffective at the time of such extreme emergency. Northern Railway has been asked to fix up responsibility in this case.

3. You are advised to launch a special drive under the charge of an officer for checking above mentioned protective circuits in all AC coaches in the primary as well as secondary maintenance depots. Please ensure that no AC coach is pressed into service without proper testing of essential protective devices/circuits. The fire extinguishers should also be tested/recharged and staff trained in their usage.

4. Please acknowledge receipt of this letter.

DA/Nil

- Sd -

(M.Rangachari)

Exec. Director Electrical Engineering

Railway Board

Copy to : 1) The Director General (Elec), RDSO, Lucknow.

                2) The General Manager (Elec), ICF, Madras

They are advised to examine and reiterate maintenance instructions to the Railway in this regard.
 

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.94/Elec.(G)/165/3                                                                                           New Delhi, dt. 28.6.1995

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways.

The Chief Elec. Engineers and The Chief Mech. Engineers
All Indian Railways.

Sub: 'Sick' marking of coaches - evolving a rational system.

Instances have come to the notice of the Board of 'sick' marking of coaches on electrical and mechanical accounts in an indiscriminate manner. In fact, cases exist where a coach marked 'sick' on electrical/mechanical account was attended to and when given fit, it was thereafter marked 'sick' on mechanical/electrical account making the coach ineffective for a much longer period than really necessary.

Apart from generating larger ineffectiveness of coaches by such 'sick' marking, it creates a lot of additional work in detaching the 'sick' coach from the rake on the platform just prior to departure of the train even from starting station and consequently disrupting the passenger rake links and at times causing inconvenience to the travelling public. Besides, this leads to 'missing' coaches and movement of such coaches to the owning railway in a deteriorated condition.

In order to put an end to this unhealthy practice, it is imperative that proper co-ordination is exercised by the personnel of both the mechanical and electrical disciplines in the depots/coaching maintenance, lines/platforms so that the coaches/rakes are examined and repaired jointly and if a coach is marked 'sick' on one account, it is attended to both electrically and mechanically to make it 'fit' in all respects. This, it is expected, would eliminate detachment of coaches from the rakes and integrity of rakes maintained.

A suitable system should be evolved by the CME and CEE together for issuance of a joint certificate by the TXR and the ELC incharge of coach maintenance in regard to the fitness of a coach marked 'sick' either on electrical account or on mechanical account instead of the fitness being certified separately or individually.

The receipt of this letter may please be acknowledged.

- Sd -                                                                                                - Sd -
(Noel Lobo Prabhu)                                                                         (Jasbir Pal Singh)
Adviser/Electrical                                                                         Adviser/Mechanical
Railway Board                                                                                    Railway Board
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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)


No. 95/Elec. (G)/138/6                                                                                   New Delhi, Dated 18.2.1996.


General Managers,

All Indian Railways.

Sub:- Escorting staff on Rajdhani Express trains.

Ref:- Board's letter no. 83/Elec.(I)/138/3 dt. 25.10.85.

The issue of bringing in Uniformity in escorting staff for various services on Rajdhani Express have been under consideration in the Board office for quite some time. Board in its meeting held on 14th Nov. 1996 on this issue have decided to standardise the escorting staff on Rajdhani Express trains.

The staff strength for escorting of Rajdhani trains for electrical department is as under-
 

SN Category Number and Name of Trains
    2951/2952 Bombay Raj. 2953/2954 A.K Exp. 2301/2302 2305/2306 HWH (Patna & Gaya)

 

2421/2422 BBS Raj. 2423/2424 GHY-Raj. 2309/2310 PNBE Raj 2425/2426 JAT Raj. 2429/2430 SBC Raj. 2431/2432 TVC Raj. 2633/2634 MAS Raj.
1 Electrical Supervisor 1 1 1 1 1
2 Ac Fitters 2 2 2 2 2
3 AC Mechanic Elec. Power Fitter 2 2 2 2 2
4 Oil Engine Driver 4 4 4 4 4
5 Ac Coach Attendant 14 6 14 8 8
  Total Load 23(18 coaches) 15(13 coaches) 23(18 coaches) 17(12 coaches) 17(11 coaches)


These instructions should be followed with immediate effect and compliance may be reported to Board's office.

-Sd-

(S.K. Agarwal)

Director/Elec.Engg.(G)

Railway Board

 

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.95/Elec.(G)/138/6                                                                                     New Delhi, dated : 29.3.96

Director General (Elec),

RDSO, Lucknow

Sub: Provision of fluorescent light fittings in conventional coaches.

The subject of provision of fluorescent light fittings in passenger coaches in lieu of incandescent lamps was discussed in the MSG meeting held at ICF in February 96. C.RIy has already started replacing incandescent lamps with fluorescent tube lights in conventional coaches. All the Railways favoured provision of fluorescent light fitting.

With a view to improve illumination level in passenger coaches, RDSO are advised to revise the existing specification and prescribe provision of fluorescent light fittings in lieu of incandescent lamps in coaches. The specification and likely suppliers for the same may be advised to Railway and Production Units.

Please confirm compliance.

- Sd -

(D.D. Pahuja)

Director Electrical Engineering

Railway Board

Copy to :

General Manager (Elec),
I.C.F, Madras & R.C.F, Kapurthala.
General Managers (Elec),
Central Railway, CST, Mumbai.
Eastern Railway, Fairlie Place, Calcutta.
Northern Railway, Baroda House, New Delhi.
N.E. Railway, Gorakhpur.
N.F. Railway, Guwahati.
Southern Railway, Chennai.
S.C. Railway, Secunderabad.
S.E. Railway, Garden Reach, Calcutta.
Western Railway, Churchgate, Mumbai.

 

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.96/TG. 1/20/23                                                                                         New Delhi, dated: 26.12,96

The General Manager,

All Zonal Railways.

Sub: Deployment of escorting staff on Rajdhani Express trains.

With a view to standardise the complement of escorting staff on Rajdhani Express trains, the strength of the staff of different departments escorting various Rajdhani Express Trains was recently reviewed in order to prescribe a uniform scale of staff to be deployed by the railways in Rajdhani Express trains, the matter was considered at a Board meeting and it has been decided that the following yardsticks should be followed:-

I. Commercial and Catering Staff:

i) One catering supervisor in each pantry car.

ii) Two catering staff per each passenger carrying coach.

iii) One Train Superintendent and three Ticket Checking staff for trains running with 18 coaches and one Train Superintendent., and two Ticket Checking staff for other trains.

II. Mechanical Staff: -

i) One supervisor.

ii) One fitter.

iii) One safaiwala for six coaches; in case of IAC one Safaiwala for 1/2 coach.

III. Electrical Staff:

i) One Supervisor for each generator car.

ii) Two AC fitter.

iii) Two Oil Engine Drivers.

iv) Two AC Mechanics

v) One AC coach attendant in each coach .

S&T Department: One mechanic.

The yardsticks as approved by the Board for the deployment of different categories of staff in the existing Rajdhani Express trains including in the August Kranti Rajdhani Express train are attached herewith as per Annexure.

Board desire that necessary action may be taken immediately and all concerned may be advised for strict adherence of these norms. Acknowledgement of receipt of this letter may be sent by return and compliance report in due course for information of Board.

Board further desire that norms for Shatabdi Express also be finalised. As such, please furnish detailed information of staff being deployed by railways in the Shatabdi Express trains, basis for deployment, and suggestions etc. by first week of January, 1997 to submit the proposal for decision of Board.

- Sd -

( P.S NERWAL)

Director, Traffic Commercial (G)

Railway Board.

Copy to:-

EDME(Chg), EDEE(G), ED(S&T), EDF(C), EDE(IR), Ticket Checking Cell, V(SS) with 20 spares & O&M with 10 spares F(C). AIRF & NFIR with 35 spare copies each.

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.95/Elec.(G)/165/6                                                                                        New Delhi, dt. 7.1.1997

The General Manager (Elec),

All Indian Railways.

Sub: Special Drive for Checking Train Lighting and Air-Conditioning in coaches.

The trend of failures of train lighting and air-conditioned coaches indicate that 40% of failures occur during the summer months.

With a view to overcome and take necessary steps to bring down the failures in the ensuing summer of '97 Board desire that Zonal Railways should conduct a special drive from 15.1.1997 to 10.2.97 for checking and attending to defects and deficiencies of lights, fans, air-conditioning and power generation equipments in coaches during maintenance in the TL and AC depots.

This drive should cover inspection of all primary and secondary depots by CESEs and Dy. CEEs incharge of train lighting and air-conditioning.

It should be ensured that all the rakes of Mail and Express trains are checked at the time of primary/secondary maintenance in the depots. Train rakes appearing repeatedly in punctuality loss statement and having long journeys should be paid special attention for proper generation during run, replacement of old/defective battery cells, change of carbon brushes and proper marshalling of 24V and 110V coaches.

The condensers of all AC coaches should be specifically cleaned, suction/delivery pressure checked and gas should be charged wherever necessary. No. AC coach should be permitted to run from terminal depot with one AC plant of alternator defective/non-functioning.

A check list for inspection of TL & AC equipments is enclosed for guidance in Annexure. The Railway should draw up their own proforma for the purpose of checking and monitoring at Head Office level.

This opportunity may be availed to ensure that stationery plants such as battery chargers, distilled water plant and testing machinery etc. are attended to and put in proper working order. Adequate stock for consumable store viz. belts, fastners, battery cells, carriage fan brushes and springs, fuses, refrigerant gas, DC motor brushes and other major spares are built up so that no difficulty is experienced during ensuing summer and public complaints on account of defects/deficiencies in TL & AC equipments are reduced to bare minimum.

CEEs are advised to review personally the efforts made by each Sr. DEE towards summer preparedness with a view to minimise failures in summer.

A special report highlighting the major defects/deficiencies noticed and action taken to set them right should be sent to Board by 20.2.97.

Please acknowledge receipt of this letter.

DA: As above.

- Sd -

(A.K. Vohra)

Exec.Director Elec. Engg.(G)

Railway Board


Copy to : General Managers (Elec), All Indian Railways


Annexure to Board's letter no. 95/Elect(G)/165/6 dated 7.1.97

Check List for inspection of TL & AC Equipment in coaches by Divisional Electrical Officers.

1. Functional Aspects

1.1 Proper functioning of all lights including berth lights and all fans for their noiseless working.

1.2 Existence of proper fuses, controlling switches/MCBs at the prescribed location.

1.3 Provision of Switch Board Panel Covers.

1.4 Working of Emergency Feed Terminals.

1.5 Proper state of charge of batteries.

1.6 Normal generation from the alternator-cum-regulator/dynamos.

1.7 Availability and proper functioning of emergency train lighting box with the Guard.

1 8 Normal working of Refrigeration equipment including motors, etc.

1.9 Normal working of refrigeration and AC and Power Control Panels.

1.10 Cleaning of Air filters.

1.11 Jet water cleaning of condenser coils and evaporator coils.

1.12 Proper marshalling of 110V & 24V coaches.

1.13 Any other item.

2. Safety Aspects:

2.1 Checking of suspension arrangement of Dynamo/brushless alternator such as provision of safety chain, locking of suspension pins, etc.

2.2 Provision of fuses and other protection gear as per approved rating.

2.3 Checking of Axle Pulley.

2.4 Wiring and incidence of any earth leakage.

2.5 Proper connection of inter-vehicular coupler wires.

2.6 Existence of any loose or temporary connections, hanging wires/exposed joints etc.

3.0 Implementation of fire prevention measures as prescribed by RDSO in all coaches

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

NO.96/TG-1/20/23                                                                                         New Delhi, dated: 12.2.97

The General Managers,

All Zonal Railways.

Sub: Deployment of escorting staff on Rajdhani Express trains.

Please refer to Board's letter of even number dated 26.12.96 on the above noted subject.

The yardsticks provided for the deployment of Electrical staff vide board's letter referred to above may be modified as under:
 

As notified As to be modified
i) One Supervisor for each  i) One Supervisor generator car
ii) Two AC Fitters ii) Two AC Fitters
iii) Two Oil Engine Drivers iii) Four Oil Engine Drivers
iv) Two AC Mechanics iv) Two AC Mechanics/Elect Power Fitters
v) One AC Coach Attendant v) One AC Coach Attendant in each in each coach coach

The staff strength given in the Annexure of the letter will remain unchanged as the modification has been made in conformity of the same.

Necessary action may be taken in the matter and all concerned may be advised for strict adherence of these norms. Acknowledgement of receipt of this letter may be sent by return and compliance reported in due course for information of Board.

- Sd -

(O.P. Chawla)

Joint Director/Traffic Commercial(G)

Copy to :-

EDME(Coaching), EDEE(G). ED(S&T), EDF(C), EDE(IR), Ticket Checking Cell, V(SS) with 20 spares & O&M with 10 spares, AIRF & NFIR with 35 spare copies each.

 

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)



BY TELEMAX/POST COPY

ISSUED ON 3.4.1998

GENERAL MANAGERS,

CENTRAL RAILWAY/MUMBAI,

EASTERN RAILWAY/CALCUTTA,

NORTHERN RAILWAY/NEW DELHI,

N.E.RAILWAY/GORAKHPUR,

N.F RAILWAY/GUWAHATI.

SOUTHERN RAILWAY/CHENNAl,

S.C. RAILWAY/SECUNDERABD,

S.E. RAILWAY/CALCUTTA,

WESTERN RAILWAY/MUMBAI.

NO.96/ELEC(G)/114/4 (.) RECENTLY THERE HAS BEEN AN INCIDENT ON N.RLY. WHEN PATNA RAJDHANI WAS STARTED WITH ONE POWER CAR FROM NEW DELHI STATION AS ONE OF THE INCOMING POWER CARS WAS FOUND DEFECTIVE. THIS DECISION LEAD TO PASSENGERS AGITATION (.) TRAIN HAD TO BE BACKED INTO STATION AREA FOR PROVIDING SECOND POWER CAR (.) IN ORDER TO AVOID RECURRENCE OF SUCH INCIDENCES, BOARD (ML & MT) HAVE DECIDED THAT RAJDHANI/SHATABDI EXPRESS TRAINS SHOULD ALWAYS BE WORKED WITH TWO POWER CARS (.) THE COMPLIANCE OF ABOVE INSTRUCTIONS MAY BE ENSURED (.)

VOHRA/RAILWAYS.

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COPY BY POST IN CONFIRMATION.

- s/d -

(A.K. VOHRA)

EXEC.DIRECTOR ELECT.ENGG(G),

RAILWAY BOARD

COPY TO : CHIEF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS, ALL INDIAN RAILWAYS.

 


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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAY
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. 95/Elec.(G)/165/5                                                                                New Delhi, dated: 14.5.1998

Chief Electrical Engineers,

1. Shri P. Ponnuswamy, C.RIy., Mumbai.
2. Shri Alokendu Sen, E.RIy., Calcutta.
3. Shri S.C. Nagpal, N. Rly., New Delhi.
4. Shri Binod Prasad, N.E. Riy., Gorakhpur.
5. Shri H.B. Singh, N.F. Rly., Guwahati.
6. Shri D.K. Bansal, S. Rly., Chennai.
7. Shri S.C. Goel, S.C. Rly., Secunderabad.
8. Shri V.K. Agarwal, S.E. Rly., Calcutta.
9. Shri V.N. Garg. W. Rly., Mumbai.

Sub :-Provision of 3 phase leads in AC coaches.

During the inspections of Rajdhani/Shatabdi Express trains and also during analysis of punctuality loss cases, it has been noticed that escorting staff carry only one set of charging leads and at time are without leads. The deficiency gets highlighted during failure of AC coach power supply, as feed can not be extended which lead to public complaints and at times punctuality loss.

In view of this, Board desire that each power car should have two sets of leads in Rajdhani/Shatabdi trains (with EOG coaches) and one set of lead in every SG AC coach of all the trains for pre-cooling and also for emergency use.

It is therefore advised these Instructions may be brought to the notice of all concerned and compliance should be ensured.

DA; Nil



-Sd-

(A.K.Vohra)

Exec. Director Elect. Engg.(G),

Railway Board

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

A.K. JAIN
Additional Member (Elect.)

D.O.No.98/Elect.(G)/138/3                                                                           New Delhi, dated: 26-5-1998

My dear ( by name ),

Sub: Performance review of AC/TL coach with CESEs.

Arising out of steep fall in punctuality performance on account of TL and AC, it had become necessary to have a performance review with CESEs of all the Zonal Railways which was carried out on 13.5.98, 14.5.98 & 18.5.98 in the Board's Office. All the issues were discussed at length with individual CESEs.

As a result of this review it is felt that following items require immediate attention and implementation :-

1. CESEs of the Railways should interact with their counterparts in other Railways in which trains move on daily basis. The CESE of territory railway should advise the owning railway regarding all types of unusual occurrences and obtain feed back in due course.

2. All the AC coaches should be pre-cooled before placement of rakes on platform. On the platforms, pre-cooling of coaches should be done by escorting staff at stations before start of the trains as this is the time when passengers require maximum and immediate comfort level. This will ensure avoidance of bulk of passenger complaints.

3. Escorting staff should be given 2 leads of adequate length in each power car for EOG coaches and one lead in each SG/AC coaches for pre-cooling as well as emergency use.

4. From primary maintenance depot no coach should be sent with equipments in isolated condition. Unit spares should be identified and kept at primary maintenance depots and the defects in coaches should be attended. At secondary maintenance depot as well as en-route escorting staff will report and seek assistance in the event of trouble on line.

5. It is learnt that TL coaches are being turned out from primary maintenance depots with emergency feed terminals (EFTs). Please ensure that no coach is sent with EFTs, as these are only meant for emergency use.

6. The knowledge of all the ACCIs & ACCAs should be checked regularly regarding operation of the AC coach equipment as well as handling of the situation in case of failure of the equipment. ACCIs/ACCAs MUST maintain the log book and enter all the unusual occurrences.

7. RDSO should prepare a comprehensive list of modifications/SMIs issued so far to improve the reliability of SG AC coaches and circulate to all divisions.

8. RDSO has already done quality audit of several depots. Railways should refer to these reports and ensure that quality of maintenance and standard is improved.

9. Local staff/officers at secondary maintenance depots are not aware of the problems with the incoming rakes. A system need to be set up to have proper feed back on secondary maintenance rakes.

10. Several works for AC coach maintenance facilities have been sanctioned but their progress is slow. CESEs should periodically review the performance and ensure that the works are completed in time.

11. RDSO should issue comprehensive instructions for maintenance of inverters, SMF batteries, alternators, regulators and RMPUs. All the maintenance instructions issued by RDSO for AC & TL coaches should be sent directly to Sr.DEEs in all the divisions and they should by placed on mailing list on permanent basis.

12. It came to the notice that a no. of punctuality loss cases were not on Electrical account which could have been avoided. Liaison between CESEs and CPTMs should be maintained.

The above instructions should be followed with immediate effect. With best wishes

Yours sincerely,

-s/d-

(A.K. Jain)

1. Shri P. Ponnuswamy, CEE, C.Riy., Mumbai.
2. Shri Alokendu Sen, CEE. E.RIy., Calcutta.
3. Shri S.C. Nagpal, CEE, N. Rly., New Delhi.
4. Shri Binod Prasad, CEE, N.E. Rly.. Gorakhpur.
5. Shri H.B. Singh, CEE. N.F. Rly., Guwahati.
6. Shri D.K. Bansal, CEE, S. Rly., Chennai.
7. Shri S.C. Goel, CEE, S.C. Rly.. Secunderabad.
8. Shri V.K. Agarwal. CEE, S.E. Rly., Calcutta.
9. Shri V.N. Garg. CEE, W. Rly., Mumbai.

 

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAY
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. 95/Elec.(G)/125/1                                                                            New Delhi, dt: 3.6.1998

Chief Electrical Engineers,

1. Shri P. Ponnuswamy, C.RIy., Mumbai.
2. Shri Alokendu Sen, E.RIy., Calcutta.
3. Shri S.C. Nagpal, N. Rly., New Delhi.
4. Shri Binod Prasad, N.E. Rly., Gorakhpur.
5. Shri H.B. Singh, N.F. Rly., Guwahati.
6. Shri D.K. Bansal, S. Rly., Chennai.
7. Shri S.C. Goel, S.C. Rly., Secunderabad.
8. Shri V.K. Agarwal, S.E. Rly., Calcutta.
9. Shri V.N. Garg. W. Rly., Mumbai.

Sub: Steps to control line failures on TL and AC account.

The punctuality loss cases for the month of May 98 have been reviewed. Board (ML) desire that Railways should immediately undertake following steps to reverse the present trend :-

(1) While turning out rakes from primary maintenance depots it should be ensured that Alternators are fitted with full complement of V-belts.

(2) Sufficient spares should be built at primary maintenance depots for frequently failing components of (i) inverters, (ii) alternators & (iii) regulators for alternators.

(3) AC coaches are not sent out with battery cells in isolated/by-passed condition.

(4) ACCI should be given training in essentials aspects of his duty.

Please ensure compliance.

Sd/-

(A.K.Vohra)

Exec. Director/Elec.Engg.(G)

Railway Board.

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.98/Elect(G)/138/3                                                                                  New Delhi, dated: 12.6.1998

Chief Electrical Engineer,

Central Railway, CSTM, Mumbai;

Eastern Railway, Fairlie Place, Calcutta;

Northern Railway, Baroda House, New Delhi;

North Eastern Railway, Gorakhpur, U.P.;

Northeast Frontier Railway, Guwahati;

Southern Railway, Park Town, Chennai;

S.C. Railway, Secunderabad;

S.E. Railway, Calcutta, Garden Reach, Calcutta;

Western Railway, Churchgate, Mumbai.

Sub: Pre-cooling of AC coaches.

There have been lots of complaints regarding AC coaches by passengers that coaches are not pre-cooled properly when they enter the coach at platform from the starting station. Directions have been issued vide AM/L's DO No.98/Elect(G)/138/3 dated 26.5.98 to all the CEEs that "All the AC coaches should be pre-cooled before the placement of rakes on platforms. On the platforms, pre-cooling of coaches should be done by the Escorting Staff at stations before the start of train".

During the CESEs meeting of CR, ER, NR, SR & SCR on 8/9.6.98, held in Board's Office, the issue of pre-cooling of coaches again came up for discussions. CESEs advised that at Secondary Maintenance Depots, different railways have different practices and in the absence of uniform policy pre-cooling at places other than platform has suffered.

This matter has once again been considered by the Board and it has been decided that:

(i) All the AC coaches should be pre-cooled properly before the placement on platforms whether it is primary maintenance train or secondary maintenance train.

(ii) All AC coaches on Platform, will be pre-cooled by escorting staff (when called for, maintenance staff will assist). Special care must be given where rakes are moved from far away places, like on SE Rly from Santragachi.

(iii) At locations other than platform i.e. yards, stabling lines, washing lines and sick lines etc. pre- cooling shall be done by the maintenance staff, irrespective of the primary/secondary maintenance depot.

Railways must ensure that the above directions are brought to the notice of all concerned.

-Sd-

(A.K. Vohra )

Exec. Director Elect. Engg.(G)

Railway Board


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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.95/Elect(G)/165/5                                                                                    New Delhi, dated: 17.8.1998

Chief Electrical Engineer, Central Railway, CSTM, Mumbai;

Eastern Railway, Fairlie Place, Calcutta;

Northern Railway, Baroda House, New Delhi;

North Eastern Railway, Gorakhpur, U.P.;

Northeast Frontier Railway, Guwahati;

Southern Railway, Park Town, Chennai;

S.C. Railway, Secunderabad;

S.E. Railway, Calcutta, Garden Reach, Calcutta;

Western Railway, Churchgate, Mumbai.

Sub: Conversion of AC coaches with 1100 AH SMF 54 cells into 56 cells.

Board vide letter of even no. dated 12.6.98 had fixed railway-wise targets for conversion of AC coaches with 1100 AH SMF Battery from 54 cells to 56 cells during 1998-99. The issue was discussed during CEE's conference held in Board's office on 6/7.8.98 and targets for conversion were revised which are as under: 

Rly Coaches with 54 cells Target for conversion Revised Target
CR 44 Dec. 1998 Dec. 1998
 
ER 25 Oct. 1998 Oct. 1998
NR 34 Aug. 1998 Sep. 1998
NER 20 Sep. 1998 Dec. 1998
NFR 12 Sep. 1998 Dec. 1998
SR 54 Aug. 1998 Dec. 1998
SCR 40 Oct. 1998 Sep. 1998
SER 20 Aug. 1998 Sep. 1998
WR 26 Sep. 1998 Dec. 1998
Total 275 . .


Railway should plan to complete the conversion work by the target dates as mentioned above. Monthly progress of work may be furnished regularly in monthly PCDO of CEE to Member Electrical.

(A.K. Vohra )

Exec.Director Elect.Engg.(G)

Railway Board
 

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.95/M(C)/165/11                                                                                    New Delhi, dated: 20.8.98

The General Managers,

All Indian Railways,

The Director

CAMTECH

Maharajpur, Gwalior

Sub: Integrated Maintenance of Coaching stock.

Adequate instructions already exist from the Board for providing Integrated Maintenance to coaching stock on Indian Railways. The last such instructions were contained in Shri C.L. Kaw, the then Chairman Railway Board's DO letter 95/M(C)/165/1 dated 12.8.96 addressed to General Managers. An essential component of such integrated maintenance is development of integrated maintenance facilities at the various maintenance points.

It is a matter of concern that inspite of repeated stress on this subject, adequate measures have yet to be taken on some of the Railways to ensure development of integrated maintenance infrastructure. At various locations, separate maintenance facilities have either been developed or are in the process of being developed at physically separated locations thereby necessitating dual placement of coaching stock.

Board (MM & ML) have taken a serious note of this trend and it is necessary that following action is taken immediately by the Railways :-

1. All future development of coaching maintenance facilities must conform to the concept of integrated infrastructure both for the washing lines as well as maintenance facilities and be planned jointly by Mechanical & Electrical Departments. CAMTECH should develop modular concept plan for this purpose and obtain Board (MM & ML)'s approval at the earliest.

2. Similarly in the coaching workshops, CWMs/DyCMEs, incharge of the workshops must ensure that the infrastructural inputs required by the workshops in regard to both mechanical and electrical inputs are planned by them in an integrated manner to meet the anticipated workload. All such proposals should be jointly formed by CME and CEE before submission to the Railway Board. In Board all such proposals will be similarly scrutinised.

3. Wherever the on-going works do not conform to the above concept, the plans should be immediately reviewed jointly by CME and CEE with a view to ensure such compliance. This should not need any material modification/change of time frame.

4. In respect of existing facilities, Railways should review and find ways and means of making optimum use of the available infrastructure keeping in view the growth of AC coaches and without causing disruption to existing system.

This issues with the approval of MM and ML.

Kindly acknowledge receipt and confirm compliance to the instructions contained above.

-Sd-

(Vinod Sharma)

Exc. Dir. Mech. Engg.(Chg)

Railway Board
 

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)


No. 97/TG-V/17/P.                                                                                         New Delhi, dated. 22.9.98

The General Managers,

All Zonal Railways.

Sub:- Supply of bed rolls in AC 3-tier coaches.

Some of the Railways have reported that the Electrical Coach Attendants are reluctant to take the bed rolls in sufficient quantities to meet the requirement of all the passengers of AC 3-tier coaches. They insist that they will stack and supply only 46 bed rolls instead of 64 in these coaches. As a result, the bed rolls are supplied only to 46 passengers and the remaining passengers remain without the bed rolls. This is causing lot of inconvenience to the passengers.

2, Board desire that it should be made mandatory for the Coach Attendants of AC 3-tier coaches to receive, stack and supply the requisite number of bed rolls to all the passengers of AC 3-tier coaches.

Please acknowledge receipt and ensure compliance.

-Sd-

(P.S Nerwal)

Director Traffic Commercial (G)

Railway Board.
 

Copy to:-

1. The Chief Commercial Managers, All Zonal Railways.

2. The Chief Electrical Engineers, All Zonal Railways.