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Press Release No. 43431-03-2021
Hubballi
Press Release No. 434, NEW RUNNING ROOM INAUGURATED BY GM AT HUBBALLI

                                दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलवे/ SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY                                                         प्रेस विज्ञप्ति/ Press Release No. 434 Dt: 31.03.2021

NEW RUNNING ROOM INAUGURATED BY GM AT HUBBALLI

Shri Ajay Kumar Singh, General Manager, South Western Railway inaugurated newly constructed Running Room at Hubballi today (31.03.2021). The dedication of Running Room even o­n the last day of service of Shri Ajay Kumar Singh display his & Railways commitment to the welfare of the staff.

The construction of the building was completed under the leadership of Shri Arvind Malkhede, Divisional Railway Manger, Hubballi with the team of Engineers led by Shri P. Mahender, Senior Divisional Engineer (Co-ordination) and Shri Ishan Srivastava, Divisional Engineer (Head Quarters) at a cost of Rs. 3.9 crore.

When the project was started owing to the lockdown, it was difficult to get an architect empanelled for the design of the new building. Under the directions of Principal Chief Engineer SWR Shri Vipul Kumar, novel designs were sought from Architecture students of the local colleges in the area, and the shortlisted design was suitably awarded, too. This innovation ensured that the design of the building was ready in no time, and work commenced even during the lockdown.

The Running Room was necessitated as the old building was to go under repairs and did not have sufficient capacity to accommodate all the running staff. With the construction of this new Running Room, SWR has ensured that it's running staff are taken care of well during their duties with state of the art amenities.

The running room is a home away from home for the loco pilots and guards, two key staff involved in the running of trains. The staff of goods trains don't have a fixed timing and are required to work as and when the train is required to run ('train ordered' in Railway parlance). Often they end up working at late hours even at night, ensuring safe, timely and efficient transportation of essential goods and commodities to keep the wheels of our economy running. It is most essential to ensure that they get a proper rest and food so that in their next shift they are alert and ensure that the train runs safely without any hitch.

In order to ensure this the Running Room is equipped with modern amenities o­n par with any star hotel with ACs, comfortable twin sharing rooms, beds and attached washrooms and encourage the running staff to relax and de-stress, Reading Room/Library, Recreation Room and Meditation Room has been provided. Running Staff undergo a lot of stress during their duties as they are required to stay alert and maintain quick response to changing signals and maintain strict vigil for any obstruction or technical failure o­n the tracks for upto 10+ hours at a stretch.

Salient features of running room, Hubballi

1.

Room:

36 Nos. (18 Each Floor)

2.

Beds:

72 Nos. (With attached WC & Bath)

3.

Reading Room

01 Nos.

4.

Meditation Room

01 Nos.

5.

Kitchen Room

01 Nos.

6.

Dining Hall

01 Nos.

7.

Caretaker

01 Nos.

8.

Store Room

01 Nos.

9.

Office Room

01 Nos.

10.

Recreation Room

01 Nos.

11.

Garden

01 Nos.

12.

Water Supply

15,000 litre storage syntax

13.

Digital Occupancy System

01 Nos.

14.

Plinth Area

1100 sqm

15.

Total Area

3375 sqm

Key features

1.

The building is equipped with rain water harvesting system.

2.

Built at a cost of Rs. 3.9 crore by Engineering Team of Hubballi Division

3.

Architecture design resembles a flying bird and aesthetically designed

4.

The walls of the building have been beautified by Shri Asim Banerjee, Helper (Chief Crew Controller Office) with motifs of art, tourism & culture related to Karnataka.

5.

Theme of the building is of a flying Bird when seen from the top view

6.

Cost of Civil work = 3.4 cr

7.

Electrical work = 50 lacs

8.

Work commencement date: June, 2019

9.

Name of agency

* Civil: M/S P. Madhu contractor. Ballari.

* Architect: Pencil Space architects & Associates, Hubbali

* Electrical: M/S Santosh electrical, Guntakal

Shri Vipul Kumar Principal Chief Engineer; Shri Hari Shankar Verma Principal Chief Operations Manager; Shri Anil Pavithran, Principal Chief Commercial Manager; Shri PV Raja Shekhar, Principal Chief Signal & Telecomm Engineer, Shri Arvind Malkhede, Divisional Railway Manager Hubballi and other senior officers were present o­n the occasion.


                                                                   Chief Public Relations Officer                                                                    South Western Railway, Hubballi





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