The project of establishing the Diesel Loco Shed at Krishnarajapuram was commenced during April 1980 with an outlay of Rs. 6.65 Crores for creating infrastructural facilities to hold 60 locomotives. However with the available basic facilities, activities of maintenance of BG Diesel Locomotives was commenced during 1983 with 9 locomotives holding.
The covered facilities to the extent of 8810 Sqm was provided in a total area of 98540 sqm wherein all the basic facilities required for maintaining 60 locos were ensured. The entire project was completed during 1990.
During the year 97-98 for meeting the requirement of maintenance of additional holding of another 5 locos (65 locos), the covered area was further expanded in the light repair bay to the extent of 180 Sqm (15m x 12m) at a cost of Rs.37.35 lakhs, which include certain other vital M&Ps.
With the Master Plan of Railway Board, KJM shed will ultimately hold 150 locos. With this proposed plan the facilities got further more added up with the project cost of Rs.12.66 Crores during 1999-2000. Under this project, the covered area is further increased by 2090 sqm leading to the total of 11080 Sqm. Similarly Loco holding also got improved up to the present level of 97 Locos (July 2004)
BNC trip shed which is presently maintaining 7 nos. of Diesel Shunters (WDS4B) caters the requirement of all the shunting locos. In addition to this, 2 sets of High Horse Power DEMUs (1400 HP) are also being maintained by BNC shed (2 Power Cars + 2 Trailer Cars per set). Under the above project sanctioned in 1999-2000, BNC trip shed was also taken up for improvement towards the infrastructural facilities at a cost of Rs.1.22 crores out of 12.66 Crores for creating the facilities for holding 125 locos at KJM shed with an objective to undertake trip schedule attention of Diesel Locos at BNC. This improvement is basically to increase the covered shed by 360 sqm (15m x 24m) and also to provide vital M&Ps viz 5T EOT crane, Air Compressor & Welding Plant etc.
Trouble Shooting Points: Three trouble shooting points are now presently available at SBC, ASK & MYS stations. Mysore Trouble Shooting point also takes care of maintaining of 4 MG locos (YDM4) for meeting the passenger traffic requirement in MYS-CMNR section. Except SBC, the other Trouble Shooting Points are under the administrative control DME/MYS.
During the year 2000 this shed had streamlined its maintenance by setting up Quality Management System (QMS) under ISO 9002:1994 and got the QMS certified for Nov.2000 to Nov.2003 from 21-11-2000. Subsequently the QMS was further upgraded to ISO 9001:2000 version and certified for Nov.2003 to Nov.2006 from 21-11-2003.
Presently Diesel Shed/KJM is holding five different types of BG Diesel Locomotives which include the latest state of art technology of Microprocessor Controlled Locomotives.
WDM2 - 44
WDM3A - 21
WDG3A - 24
WDM3D - 04
WDS6 - 04
Stores Organisation: Stores Organisation in Diesel Shed was started during the year 1983 and is functioning under Senior Materials Manager. The Organisation has one receipt ward and two issue wards functioning for the receipts/issues of 1295 stock items. Lube oil is stored in two oil tanks each of 50 KL capacity and issued to user's 5KL capacity tanks.
Out of the 1295 stock items there are 31 'A' category, 91 'B' category, 108 'VITAL' & 123 'SAFETY' items. This organization has a separate set of staff of 23 (16 Group 'C' and 7 Group 'D') personnel.