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ELECTRICAL (TRACTION ROLLING STOCK) / WAT DIVISION

ORGANISATIONAL SETUP

Brief History of ELECTRIC LOCO SHED/WAT:

The train operation on K.K.Line was started in 1966-67. Electrification was done between KRDL-JDB in 1980, JDB-KRPU in 1981, KRPU-ARK in 1982 and KTV-ARK in 1982.

Electric Loco Shed / Visakhapatnam was commissioned in Dec'82 with a holding of 30 Electric locomotives as a captive Loco shed for Kottavalasa-Kirandul line.There was steady increase in the loco holding due to increase in traffic demand over the years thereafter for transporting the iron ore from Baliadilla mines to Visakhapatnam port.

During 1988, a fleet of 18 locomotives of 6000 HP having a number of special improved features with state-of-the-art technology were imported from Sweden (6locomotives/ABB make) and from Japan (12 locomotives/Hitachi make) to add to the fleet of indigenous locomotives.

With Electrification of mainline between VSKP-BBS-KGP, shed has started homing coaching locomotives since 2005.

Since its commissioning, Shed was augmented six times in capacity. In the year 1997 shed was expanded from 75 locos to 93 locos, in the year 2000 shed was expanded form 93 locos to 120 locos, in the year 2009 shed was expanded form 120 locos to 150 locos, in the year 2017 shed was expanded form 150 locos to 175 locos, in the year 2019-20 shed was expanded form 175 locos to 200 locos capacity. Now expansion works for homing 200 locos to 225 locos capacity is ongoing.

Officers in TRS/WAT:


Holding of Electrical loco shed /WAT:

S.No.

Type of  locomotive

population

1

WAG-5

84

2

WAG-6

07

3

WAG-9

199

4

WAP-4

21

5

WAP-7

49

Present  holding (15.11.21)

360


ELS/VSKP holding has reached to 360, which is the highest Electric loco homing shed in Indian Railways.

Out of 360 locos, shed is maintaining 49 consist and 43 multiple units to meeting the load demand in KK line. And also shed is maintaining 33 HOG locos and 22 push-pull readiness locos to meet the demand of passenger trains in main line.

In recent times, new technology equipments items likes ‘Crew voice and video recording system (CVVRS), Real time information system (RTIS), Remote Monitoring System (RMS)  were introduced in ELS VSKP locomotives for easy maintenance and failure analysis.

“Distributed Power Wireless Control System (DPWCS)” was installed in 11 locomotives, to higher attractive efforts with lower coupling forces and Capable of simultaneously operating multiple trains in a radius of 3 KM’s efficiently and without loss/interference in communication.

In view of crew friendly, shed is maintaining cab AC’s in 120 locomotives and water closets in 25 locos so far, and planning to implement in remaining locos.

Present, overall man power of ELS VSKP is 651 excluding 15 wheel shop staff and 34 out station staff, against sanctioned strength of 766. 




Source : East Coast Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed : 18-11-2021  


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