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Press Release No. 9504-07-2019


                                                                  SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY

                                    Press Release No. 95  Dt. 04.07.2019


Every Year Railway Board at National level presents Efficiency shields to various branches in Zonal Railway based o­n the Performance.  South Western Railway has bagged two Efficiency Shields for Civil Engineering Construction and Stores in the recently announced Shield Winners 2019.

Civil Engineering Construction Shield

South Western Railway won the Efficiency Shield for Civil Engineering Construction jointly with South Eastern Railway for the outstanding work in completion of New projects. 

In South Western Railway 227 Km of Railway track was doubled last year.  The progress of doubling is much higher and faster compared to the national average in South Western Railway.  Details of doubling commissioned during the last year 2018-19 is as under.

§27 Kmbetween Wandal-Mulvad (Hotgi - Kudgi - Gadag 284 km) commissioned in 22.04.2019

§32 Kmbetween Jumnal-Minchnal (Hotgi - Kudgi - Gadag 284 km) completed in March 2019

§36 Kmbetween Arsikere – Karadi(Arsikere - Tumkur 96 Km) commissioned in Nov 2018

§37 Km between Chikjajur – Tolahunse (Hubballi – Chikjajur 190 km) commissioned in Dec 2018

§36 Km between Makalidurga - Devarapalli (Yelahanka - Penukonda 120 Km) commissioned in April 2019

§Doubling between Hospet - Vasco (352 Km)

§8 Km between Devrayi and Shivathan commissioned in May 2018

§22 Km between Koppal and Munirabad commissioned in Dec 2018

§18 Km between Annigeri and Binkadakatti commissioned in Mar 2019

§21 Km between Alnawar and Devrai commissioned in Mar 2019

An amount of Rs.1765 Cr has been booked under Doubling over SWR. 

The following doubling projects are in progress over South Western Railway and 266 kms of doubling are planned for commissioning this year which will strengthen the network.

§Hotgi – Gadag (284 km)

§Yelahanka – Penukonda (120 km)

§Hubli – Chikjajur (190 km)

§Arsikere – Tumkur (96 km)

§Londa – Miraj (186 km)

§Tinaighat – Hospet (245 Km)

In terms of target, South Western Railway was best among Zonal Railways to have achieved highest percentage of target achieved. In recognition of performance, SWR has been awarded the Civil Engineering Construction Shield jointly with South Eastern Railway o­n Indian Railways.

Stores Shield

Materials Management Department procures and supplies all materials required for various activities across South Western Railway zone.  In addition the responsibility of Sale of Scrap also rest with Materials Management Department.  

During the previous financial 100% Inventory for safety items and 99.54 % Inventory for other than safety was made available o­n SWR.  This was very critical as the necessary materials for safe maintenance of Track, Locomotives, Signal and Coaches shall be made available in time to ensure safe & punctual run.   SWR achieved inventory turnover ratio of 10.51% during the year.

During the financial year 2018-19, SWR also sold Scrap worth Rs.137.46 Cr which is 57.15 % higher than the scrap sold during the previous year.  This is the highest ever sale of scrap recorded during the last 7 years.

SWR Materials Management department has implemented 100% digitization in procurement of materials.  All tenders of Stores Branch are floated electronically through IREPS (Indian Railway E-Procurement System).  Tenders and finalized o­nline and Purchase orders released through paperless system. Refund and payments are done o­nline.  Sale of scrap is also carried out through e-Auctions.

For its excellent performance in all areas of Materials Management during the year 2018-19, SWR has been awarded the stores shield jointly with South Central Railway.

Theses shields will be presented in the national Award Ceremony proposed to be held at Mumbai in third week of July this year by Hon’ble Minister of Railways.

                                                      (E. Vijaya)

                                                         Chief Public Relations Office

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