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General Services & Train Lighting


ØPower supply arrangements to Railway installations i.e. Stations, Service buildings, Workshops and LC gates etc.

ØMaintenance and operation of electrical installations such as Lifts, Escalators, pumps, AC plants, Water coolers etc.

ØMonitoring of energy conservation measures and implementation of new methods for energy conservation.

General Services


  • 721 stations are electrified with local power supply.
  • 444 water coolers have been provided at 165 Railway stations.
  • 39 Escalators at 14 stations and 34 Lifts at 14 stations have been provided  for easy movement of passengers.
  • Various measures are being undertaken for effective energy conservation. They include the use of energy efficient lamps, provision of LED fittings, segregation of essential & non-essential loads at stations, automation of pumps, star rated equipments, electrification of Railway stations and gate lodges using non-conventional sources of energy, solar water heaters at Running rooms/Hospitals/Rest houses, Natural day light pipe systems at service buildings/workshops etc. So far
    • 67 stations have been converted to 100% LED lit stations.
    • 1116 kWp capacity of solar panels are provided at stations/service buildings/pumps/ LC gates/street lights, out of which around 210 kWp capacity is grid connected.
    • 186500 LPD capacity of solar water heaters are provided.
    • 203 Nos. of natural day light pipes are provided.

Train Lighting

  • There are about 734 AC & 3515 non AC coaches maintained by SCR. The required    power in AC coaches is either self generated or by means of power supplied from  power cars (End on generation).  
  •  The electrical equipment of the coaches are periodically overhauled at Lallaguda & Tirupati Workshops.
  •  The AC coaches are in express trains, Duronto express trains, Garibh Rath express trains & Double   Decker trains.
  •  All coaches have only fluorescent tube lights or CFLs in passenger area. The incandescent lamps at  gangway/wash basin/ toilet doorways in coaches have been replaced with CFL fittings for better      illumination.

Non AC coach interior with tube lights      Non AC coach with CFL at wash basin/      
 in passenger area                               toilet doorways/gangway
  • All AC & Sleeper class coaches provided with Mobile/Laptop charging points.
  • General & Sleeper class coaches are now being provided with 18 mobile charging points per coach.
  • Sleeper class non AC coaches which are having two mobile charging points per coach are        provided with a total of 18 mobile charging points per coach i.e., two points in each bay.
  • General & second class chair car coaches are also being provided with 18 mobile charging points per coach i.e., two points in each bay. 
  • Night lamp fittings with 25W IC lamps are being modified with 5W CFL fittings in 'Sleeper class' non AC coaches


           IC lamp Fitting

CFL Fitting



Source : South Central Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 26-07-2016  

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