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BRIEF HISTORY OF MECHANICAL BRANCH

BANGALORE DIVISION:-

               Bangalore Division came into existence on 27-07-1981. This division was carved out from the erstwhile Mysore Division.This division is on a BG system and encompasses 11 districts of 3 states of India, i.e. Karnataka, Tamil Nadu & Andhra Pradesh.There are 5 major sections in the division, which are SBC-JTJ, SBC-DMM, SBC-MYS, SBC-TK & SBC-SA,.HAS-SBGA. Other smaller sections are YNK-CBP, BWT-KQZ,BWT-MKM, KJM-CSDR, YPR-YNK & YPR-BYPL (via HEB & BAND).

Coaching Depot:-   There are two major Coaching Maintenance Depots in the division, one at Bangalore City, which  is classified as Mega Coaching Depot with a coach holding of 1134 coaches and is managed by a Sr.Scale Officer (CDO). The other Coaching Depot is at Yesvanthpur, which is approximately 5 kms away from Bangalore and has a holding of 654 coaches. This depot is managed by a Sr.Scale Officer (CDO). The third Coaching terminal at BYPL (erstwhile wagon depot) has commenced coaching maintenance activities from 13/03/2013. This depot is managed by a Sr.Supervisor (SSE).

Wagon Depot:-  There is One Wagon Maintenance Depots at Satellite Goods Terminal, Whitefield (SGT) where most of the freight trains originate / terminate in Bangalore Division.The CONCOR (Container Corporation) is also located at SGT. All the freight activities are monitored by DME/F&O/SBC. 

Freight Loading: The major freight loading point in Bangalore Division is at CONCOR siding/ Whitefield. Other freight loading points are at Dharmapuri, Hosur, Mandya, Bidadi, Dodballapur,          Coromandel, Bangarpet and Vimanapuram.

Breakdown Special:-‘A’ Class ART with Re-railing equipment and Cowan Sheldon make 140 T Crane is stationed at SBC.  AMRV scale-1 is also stationed at SBC .

        All the mechanical activities in the division are manged under the control of one JAG officer (Senior Divisional Mechanical Engineer). 

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                                                      Address for contact
                          
                            Office of the Senior Divisional Mechanical Engineer,
                                           3rd floor, Divisional office,
                            DRM office building, Next to city railway station,
                                      Bangalore-560023 Ph/Fax: 080-22876509
                                               Email:-srdmesbc@gmail.com


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COACHING ACTIVITIES IN BANGALORE DIVISION

There are three coaching depot in the division:-

Bangalore city coaching depot:-

This is a major coaching depot with a holding of 1134 coaches.It is headed by Coaching Depot Officer(Sr. Scale officer).The maintenance activity at this depot is being carried out since it was a part of the erstwhile MYS division and is continuing from the inception of the Bangalore division in 1981.In addition to maintenance of BG coaches, IOH  coaches also undertaken at SBC depot.

 Yeshwantapur coaching depot:-

As part of the passenger terminal at Yeswanthpur, a coaching depot with four pit lines, two Stabling lines, a covered Sick line and Service buildings is functioning at YPR.Maintenance of trains have commenced at YPR from 6.4.2002, Sick line activities also began from April 2004.This depot is headed by Coaching Depot Officer (Sr. Scale officer) and assisted by Supervisors & Staff. This depot has a holding of 654coaches. In addition to maintenance of coaches, IOH activity has also resumed since June 2011.

Baiyappanahalli coaching depot: Started on 13.03.2013

This is a minor coaching depot, for secondary maintenance an average one rake per day headed by SSE under control of CDO/SBC.

Coaching activities at a glance:-


DIVN

DEPOT

TOTAL NO OF RAKES

NO OF RAKES MAINTAINED PER DAY (PM)

NO OF RAKES MAINTAINED PER DAY (SM)

NO OF RAKES MAINTAINED PER DAY (PFTR)

EXP

PASS

TOTAL

EXP

PASS

TOTAL

EXP

PASS

TOTAL

EXP

PASS

TOTAL

SBC

SBC

34

21

55

12

5

17

1

0

1

20

12

32

YPR

30

0

30

7

0

7

3

0

3

7

6

13

BYPL

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

2

1

0

1

TOTAL

64

21

85

19

5

24

5

1

6

28

18

46


















Satelite Goods Terminal (WHITEFIELD) This yard is mainly meant for reception and unloading of freight trains with bulk commodities like food grains, cement, fertilizers etc.On an average 9 trains are received for being unloaded and released stock are being certified as empty block to various jurisdiction. Sick arising mainly of spring breakages and bogie defects are being attended to on a designated line. Sick line facilities consist of 2 lines. The depot is managed by SSE/C&W assisted by Supervisors and staff.


CONCOR:-This is inland container depot where Container loads to various destinations are collected and dispatched.The SSE and staff of SGT are attending to the needs of this depot. Lister truck for carrying material with lighting arrangement for train examination has been introduced. This has air brake testing facility and sufficient lighting arrangements are available.

Wagon Infrastructure: -

Depot

Train Examination Lines

Sick Lines


Under covered shed

Open

Road No

8 Wheeler

Line No

In Metres

Wagons

In Metres

Wagons

SGT

1

35

1

100

6

280

22

2

42

2

100

6

130

9

3

43

-

-

-

-

-

4

44

-

-

-

-

-

Coaching Infrastructure:-

Depot


Pitlines

Sicklines

IOH shed



In Metres

In coaches

In Metres

In coaches

In Metres

In coaches

SBC

1

540

24

Pit wheel lathe

45

2

2

540

24

-

-

45

2

3

540

24

65

3

-

-

4

470

21

65

3

-

-

5

540

24

-

-

-

-

6

540

24

-

-

-

-

YPR

1

590

26

68

3

-

-

2

560

24

68

3

-

-

3

540

24

68

3

-

-


560

25

-

-

-

-

Running Activities-Overview

Location:-

SBC(Bangalore) Passenger Trains

YPR(Yesvanthpur)Passenger Trains

SGT(Satelite Goods Terminal) Freight Trains

Running Room Facilities

Sl.No

Running Room

No of Beds

No of Rooms

Peak occupancy

1

SBC

101

36

73

2

YPR

30

9

23

3

HUP

21

4

20

4

BWT

24

12

18

5

DPJ

6

2

3

6

KQZ

7

1

6

Railway Consumer Depot

Sl.

No

Fuelling Points

Location

Tank Storage

Capacity /KL



1.

SBC