Electric Loco Shed is homing the work horse (WAG-7) of Indian Railways in Secunderabad division of South Central Railways is located in “Kazipet”.
The Electric Loco Shed has inaugurated on November 2004 to cater the needs of freight traffic requirements. Now the shed has grown to homing 113 locos. And in process of augmenting its capacity to homing 175 locos to meet the future freight traffic envisaged in the 11th five years plan.
Electric Loco Shed is the Railway infrastructure required to carryout the preventive Electric Loco maintenance by way of light and heavy schedule activities i.e. IA, IB, IC, annual and intermediate overhauls. In addition to preventive maintenance un schedule repair and breakdown attentions of locomotives are being carried out.
The Electric Loco Shed/Kazipet is in fore front for achieving the stringent targets fixed by the Railway Board and Zonal Railways. During the financial year 2010-11 has achieved the outage of 102.37 locos against target of 87.48 locos and during current year, so far has given the outage by 15% more than the target of 91.53 locos. The Electric Loco Shed/kazipet has completed the major modifications issued by Research, Development and standards organization (RDSO) – Lucknow. Thereby improved the safety and reliability of the Electric Locomotives.
To achieve the target the human resources provided is much below than the yard sticks i.e. 2.67 man per loco as against yard stick of 5.5 man per loco and the human resources are trained for carrying out the high skilled jobs related to the electrical rolling stock maintenance. The Loco Shed is one of the sheds which has outsourced all non core activities like electrical maintenance, housekeeping, cleaning, gardening, securities, loco painting and some of core activities to the RDSO approved outsources.
Our Human resources technical know - how has helped us to detect the defects during the maintenance activities and resulting it in avoiding of online service failures. The Electric Loco Shed is adapting the latest technologies for testing of locomotive equipments and as well as induction of latest upgraded equipments and the retro fitment on locomotives for reliability and safety in operations.
For better reliability and of operations to avoid online failures, the multiple units are being delivered for traffic to haul higher freight loads.
Loco Shed is having chemical and metallurgical laboratory to carryout the ultrasonic testing, Dissolved Gas Analysis, die penetrant testing to detect surface and sub surface crack of loco components for improved safety in loco operations.
Electric Loco Shed/Kazipet inventory of 535 stock items with AAC values of 8.5 crores is being managed by the Assistant Material Manager to ensure the material resources just in time at economical costs.
In Indian Railways on Electric Locomotive wireless multiple unit system (WMCUS) is under final commissioning as specified by RDSO is in progress in this shed as a first of its kind on Indian Railways under developmental stage.
Green plantation in Loco Shed speaks about the clean environment and commitment of word force to mitigate Green House gases in Electric Loco Shed.