Mysuru Workshop of South Western Railway Successfully Manufacture 3 Phase MEMU Motor Coach Wheel Set
MYSURU WORKSHOP IS THE FIRST WORKSHOP ON IR TO SUCCESSFULLY MANUFACTURE THREE PHASE MEMU MOTOR COACH WHEEL SET
Mysuru Workshop of South Western Railway was established in 1924 as a base workshop of the erstwhile Mysore State Railway. The work shop has stared POH of BG coaches from 1994. With the introduction of LHB coaches on Indian Railways, workshop has been nominated to carry out Shop Shedule-1, Shop Shedule -2 and Shop Shedule -3 Schedules for the LHB coaches from 2012 onwards.
Recently, Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) had sought Mysuru Workshop to manufacture the 900 Trailer Coaches Wheel sets for 225 Trailer Coach Cars and 300 Motor Coach Wheel Sets for 75 Motor Coach Cars. BEML is manufacturing MEMU coaches for 8 car formation with Bombardier Propulsion System to ply between Ghaziabad and Delhi region. All the required Material including drill bits have to be supplied by BEML at their cost. The work consists of machining and pressing of wheel and Axle Assy.
Wheel shop of Mysuru Workshop has successfully manufactured High speed MEMU motor coach wheel that is fit to run at a speed of 160 kmph. This wheel manufacturing is under taken for the first time in Indian Railway workshop against M/s Bombardiar quality plan. M/S Bombardier Transportations use these type of Motor Suspension Unit (MSU) Assemblies for Electrical Multiple Unit (EMU) rakes in India.
The first batch of 6 wheel sets is ready for dispatch to BEML under deposit work of Rs.2.4 Crs. 188 Trailer Coach wheels and 52 Motor Coach wheels have so far been manufactured.
Shri T Srinivasu Chief Workshop Manager, Mysuru under the direction of Shri Ravi Kumar, PCME has executed this work for the first time on Indian Railways.
Shri Ajay Kumar Singh, GM/SWR commended the work of Mysuru Works shop and said that this is a big achievement as wheels were being manufactured in Rail Wheel factories usually.