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 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 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). 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