MECHANICAL BRANCH - SBC DIVISION
The mechanical branch of SBC division is headed by Senior Divisional Mechanical Engineer, an IRSME Group A officer. The branch caters to maintenance of types of rolling stock and disaster management. The branch has two major coach maintenance depots (SBC & YPR), one minor coaching depot (SMVB), a MEMU shed (BAND), a DEMU shed (BNC) and a freight maintenance depot (WFD).
95% of the passengers trains sevices of bengaluru division are being operated by self propelled rolling stock MEMU/DEMU (84 MEMU & 18 DEMU trains). These trains are earning approx 10000 kms per day. Bengaluru division is holding 56 memu units (224 vehicles) and 18 demu units (72 vehicles).
MEMU & DEMU are being maintained at BAND and BNC facility respectively. These rolling stocks are precursor for trainset/vande bharat trains.
The freight depot has a holding of 14 closed circuit rakes of 560 BLC/BLL wagons.
The branch is also equipped with an A’ Class ART with 140T crane, Self-Propelled Accident Relief Medical Van (SPARMV) scale-1 for disaster management and a Self-Propelled Inspection Car (SPIC), RA’s for movement of officers.