MECHANICAL BRANCH - SBC 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 Depots:- 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 915 coaches and is managed by a JA grade Officer (Sr.CDO). The other Coaching Depot is at Yeshwanthpur, which is approximately 5 kms away from Bangalore and has a holding of 732 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).
Suburban SHED :-
MEMU Shed Banaswadi maintains MEMU rakes, commenced its operations in November 2016. With an objective to decrease the tremendous pressure on road infrastructure and develop a robust public transport system in Bengaluru Sub urban area, an MoU was signed between MOR and GOK on 16.01.2017. The project was sanctioned in 2017-18 on Out of Turn (OOT) basis with 80:20 fund sharing between GoK and Indian Railways respectively. A total outlay of 29.45 crores for enhancement of maintenance facilities at MEMU Shed and 4.35 crores for heavy lifting bay for repairs of MEMU rakes at BAND was planned.
DEMU SHED BNC - DEMU Shed, Bangalore Cantonment runs 32 train services per day. For running these train services 6 no’s 8 car DEMU rakes are being utilised. Monthly, DEMU shed does on an average 20 trip attention and 5 IOH of DPCs and TCs. SPIC and SPARME monthly schedule is also is being attended at BNC Shed. Troubleshooting of pass-through trains from SBC.
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 andGottwald New Design Jamalpur make 140 T Crane is stationed at SBC. SPAMRV scale-1 is also stationed at SBC.
All the mechanical activities in the division are managed under the control of one JAG officer (Senior Divisional Mechanical Engineer).
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