Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jun 1:
In its bid to empower the local youths under the broad platform of ‘Skill-India’ programme, the Carriage Repair Workshop, Mancheswar is conducting skill development programmes for more than 300 local youths, especially ITI and Diploma holders from various institutions in Odisha.
These youth will be trained in various trades whereby they will be more confident in the competitive job market in the future. A Skill-course with Indian Railways will definitely equip the candidates/trainees with better understanding of a large sector like Railways and many facets of engineering can be understood by them.
A dynamic establishment under the East Coast Railway (ECoR), the Workshop has emerged as the most productive workshop on Indian Railways in terms of an increase of 46 percent periodic Overhauling (POH) outturn during 2014-15 which is the highest over the last two years.
Apart from this, Workshop has registered highest performances in the fields of corrosion outturn, coach refurbishment, BMBC conversion, provision of LED based tail lamp in SLR coaches, provision of laptop and mobile charging points in coaches and provision of LED based emergency lights.
This is the only Workshop on Indian Railways to have 5S Certification only with ISO-9001:2008, ISO14001:2004 & OHSAS18001:2007 Certificates, an ECoR release said today.
Chief Workshop Manager SK Pankaj said an MoU between Carriage Repair Workshop, Mancheswar and Indian Institute of Technology(IIT), Bhubaneswar is being planned for imparting training in the workshop for all in-house activities, research in carriage, coaches of Indian Railway and projects based on Indian Railway carriage technology and dissemination of knowledge.