The Carriage Workshop, Lallaguda on South Central Railway has achieved the distinction of being the first Railway Workshop on Indian Railways to receive the prestigious “GreenCo – Silver Rating” Certification awarded by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on 14th March, 2017. This is only the second unit on Indian Railways to have received the award, the first being the Perambur Carriage & Wagon Workshop which got a Bronze rating earlier. Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, South Central Railway expressed happiness and congratulated the Officials & Staff of Carriage Workshop, Lallaguda for achieving the feat.
Indian Railways made a commitment in 2016 budget that it would convert Production Units and Workshops into green industrial units. As a step towards this, the Carriage Workshop, Lallaguda took up environmental friendly practices, there by earning the prestigious GreenCo – Silver Certification from Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The CII has assessed the green initiatives taken by the Workshop, which involves 8 (eight) parameters including energy & water conservation, renewable energy, green house gas emission, waste management, material conservation, green supply chain, recycling and flora-fauna & innovations, all of which contributes to the Workshops performance on the green front.
The endeavor towards Carbon Neutral approach of the Carriage Workshop, Lallaguda has succeeded in reducing Carbon footprint by 10% in comparison to the previous year. The plans of the Workshop envisages further reduction of carbon foot print by 2% annually and also encourage its stake holders in green supply chain system to Go Green. As a result of the initiative taken for environmental friendly practices, during 2016-17, the Carriage Workshop saved about Rs.40 lakhs and manifold savings are expected on implementation of quality standards and GreeCo Projects during the year
Carriage Workshop, Lallaguda Brief:-
The Carriage Workshop, Lallaguda established in year 1893, under the aegis of “The Nizam Guaranteed State Railways” and brought under South Central Railway in 1966 is carrying out Periodical Overhauling (PoH) of all type of Passenger carrying coaches including DEMU, EMU, MEMU, self-propelled ART/MRV tower wagons and state-of-the-art stainless steel LHB coaches. This unit now handles PoH of 1680 per annum. This Workshop was awarded with 55 Workspace Management Technique recently and also certified for QMS (ISO 9001:2015), EMS (ISO 14001:2015), OSHAS (18001:2007) & EnMS (ISO 50001:2011).