May 1, 2009 1:58:25 am
Y K Singh,PRO,Pune Divison,Central Railway on Thursday informed that,Pune Division has got the Best Maintained Train Shield and Cash Award for Intercity Express from Shri B B Modgil,General Manager,Central Railway during the Railway Week Celebrations on 16th April’ 2009. The train is maintained at Pune Depot and provided with posters having heritage importance of Pune City and GPS system with other passenger amenity items.
Pune Division was formed and started functioning independently w.e.f 1st April’ 2003. Though there were lot of difficulties and inadequate infrastructure facilities,Pune Divison has achieved excellent results in various fields such as loading,passenger earnings,running of Holiday specials,augmentation of existing trains by attaching extra coaches etc.
After formation of Pune Division various works,machinery and plant costing Rs. 78 Crores (approx.) have been sanctioned and executed in Mechanical Department of Pune Divison.
Major works are under progress such as construction of Coaching Complex i.e. 5 pit lines for maintenance of 26 Coach length,5 stabling lines and Coach Repair Depot to provide integrated upgraded modern facilities for better maintenance of Coaches at Ghorpuri,Pune. Suitable facilities for coach maintenance are also under construction at Miraj.
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Initially there were no proper infrastructure facilities at Kolhapur Coaching Depot. The works of construction of Coach Repair Depot and Pit lines have been completed in the recent past. These facilities will help in maintenance of existing and additional trains in future also.
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