The project of establishing the Diesel Loco Shed at Krishnarajapuram was commenced during April 1980 with an outlay of Rs. 6.65 Crores for creating infrastructural facilities to hold 60 locomotives. With the available basic facilities, activities of maintenance of BG Diesel Locomotives was commenced during 1983 with 9 locomotives holding..
The covered facilities to the extent of 8810 Sqm was provided in a total area of 98540 sqm wherein all the basic facilities required for maintaining 60 locos were ensured. The entire project was completed during 1990.
During the year 97-98 for meeting the requirement of maintenance of additional holding of another 5 locos (65 locos), the covered area was further expanded in the light repair bay to the extent of 180 Sqm (15m x 12m) at a cost of Rs.37.35 lakhs, which include certain other vital M&Ps.
- With the Master Plan of Railway Board, KJM shed will ultimately hold 150 locos. With this proposed plan the facilities got further more added up with the project cost of Rs.12.66 Crores during 1999-2000. Under this project, the covered area is further increased by 2090 sqm leading to the total of 11080 Sqm. Similarly Loco holding also got improved up to the present level of 97 Locos (July 2004)
(i) Mile-stone events:
Diesel Shed Project Started.
Activities commenced with 09 Locomotives.
Loco holding reached to 25 Locomotives.
Administrative office and heavy repair sections commissioned.
Loco holding reached to 50 Locomotives.
Best Diesel Shed award in Southern Railway.
Loco holding reached to 75 Locomotives.
2nd phase of expansion started to home 125 Locos.
Commissioned the first µp Loco WDM3D.
First GM Loco WDP4 Commissioned.
Loco holding reached to 100 Locomotives.
Loco holding reached to 125 Locomotives.
2nd Phase of expansion at both KJM & BNC completed at a cost of Rs. 14.61 crores to home 125 locos.
3rd Phase of expansion started to 150 locos
Commissioning of 1st 4500 HP loco (WDP4B) in SWR.
Conversion of four motor version GM loco (WDP4) in to six motor version (WDP4B), 1st in SWR and 2nd in IR
First WDG4 locomotive received
First IGBT conversion from GTO in LocoNo. 20043
Conversion of four motor version GM loco (WDP4) in to six motor version (WDP4B) with MAC motors.
Commissioning of WDP4D locomotive.
3rd Phase of expansion completed at cost of Rs.17.75 Crores increasing homing capacity to 150 locos.
Loco holding reached to 167 Locomotives.
: Loco holding reached to 182 locomotives.
Sep 2018 : Loco holding is 178 locomotives.
(ii) Loco Holding:
Presently Diesel Shed/KJM is holding 178 locomotives which include all types of BG Diesel Locomotives with the latest state of art technology of HHP Locos and Microprocessor Controlled ALCO Locomotives. The holding as on 01st Jan-2019 is as follows: (Out of 178 locos, one WDM3A and two WDS6 Locos is under process for condemnation since reached codal age of 36 years)
Total holding -178
Effective Loco Holding - Year-wise
Total Average Holding
Holding of DEMUs at Dsl/BNC
Ø BNC trip shed which was initially maintaining 7 nos. of Diesel Shunters (WDS4B) was catering to the requirement of all the shunting locos. In addition, 2 sets of High Horse Power DEMUs (1400 HP) were also being maintained by BNC shed (2 Power Cars + 2 Trailer Cars per set). Under the above project sanctioned in 1999-2000, BNC trip shed was also taken up for improvement towards the infrastructural facilities at a cost of Rs.1.22 crores out of 12.66 Crores for creating the facilities for holding 125 locos at KJM shed with an objective to undertake trip schedule attention of Diesel Locos at BNC. Covered shed with crane facility increased by 360 sqm (15m x 24m) with related machinery.
Ø BNC is holding 17 DPCs & 50 TCs and at present running 6 DEMU rakes. One Rail bus was also being maintained by BNC shed and transferred to Hubli Division in June 2017.For maintenance of 8 car rakes of DEMU DPC and trailing stock, integrated maintenance facility at BNC Trip Shed including provision of 185 meters pit-line and extended covered accommodation of 360 sq. meters completed in Dec 2008 at a cost of 2.41 crores.
(iv)Trouble Shooting Points:
Three trouble shooting points are now presently available at SBC, ASK & MYS stations. Mysore Trouble Shooting point also takes care of maintaining of All Diesel locos for meeting the passenger traffic requirement in MYS-CMNR/ HAS section. Except SBC, the other Trouble Shooting Points are under the administrative control DME/MYS.
KJM Diesel Shed is processing 'Integrated Management System' complying ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 & OHSAS 18001:2007.
The work incudes, consultancy for training, documentation & certification services for IMS certification as per standards ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 & OHSAS 18001:2007 for a period of 3 years and the tenders are under process.
Running upto the implementation of IMS, training classes for the Staff and Supervisors of Shed are being conducted since August 2017 in the areas of Personality development. Necessity of Quality System to Diesel Loco Shed, Measuring & Testing Equipment's and necessity of calibration, Importance of Industrial Safety and Safety Measures required at Dsl/KJM and so far 100% employees have been covered.
(v)Stores Organisation :
Stores Organisation in Diesel Shed was started during the year 1983 and is functioning under Senior Materials Manager. The Organisation has one receipt ward and two issue wards functioning for the receipts/issues of stock items. Lube oil is stored in two oil tanks each of 50 KL capacity and issued to user's 5KL capacity tanks.
(vi)Fuel Installation :
The Fuel Installation has been set up by M/s. Indian Oil Corporation in Nov.1981 for issuing the fuel to the locomotives attended at KJM Shed. There are two HSD (High Speed Diesel) vertical storage tanks of 242 KL capacity each and two decanting points are available for decanting the oil from the tank trucks to the storage tanks. Year wise fuel issue are follows,
Fuel issued (KL)
(vii) Staff Position ofKJM Shed (as on 01-Jan'19)
Direct Maintenance (Mech)
Direct Maintenance (Elect)
Other than Direct maintenance Staff
Direct Maintenance (Mech)
Direct Maintenance (Elect)
(viii) 5-S implementation in at Diesel shed/KJM.
5–S is a workplace organization method which serves as a foundation to Lean Management & Total Productive Maintenance. The 5S principles ultimately aim to reduce 7 wastes of Lean Management namely Rework, Inventory, Waiting, Motion, Transportation, Over-production & Over-processing.
By using 5 steps which are direct translation to their Japanese words namely, Sorting, Set in order, Shining, Standardization & Sustenance, it aims to transform the ethos of housekeeping & general workstation management.
This system has been implemented in CGS section, Antistatic Room, Air brake, Gauge, Compressor , Heat Exchanger & FIP section of Diesel shed/KJM till now. The process flow has been rearranged in a way to organize Receiving, Overhauling, testing & Storage workstations & procedures in a sequential manner. Component and Spare parts have been designated specific places with clear identification of each rack & bin with alphabets and numbers.
A guiding booklet containing component names & its location is also placed in a easily approachable place to ensure tracing of any component within a minute
Source : South Western Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 09-01-2019