New Delhi/Rourkela: In a function organised at Traffic & Raw Material Department of SAIL’s Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) on April 3, CEO Dipak Chattaraj inaugurated a new diesel locomotive. Executive Director (Works) Pankaj Kumar, CGM In-charge (Projects) SK Behera, CGM Incharge (MM & Marketing) CR Mohapatra, CGM Incharge (P&A) PK Satpathy, CGM (F&A) Praveen Niga, CGM Incharge (Services) Arun Kumar Pradhan, CGM (T&RM) T Lahiri and other officers and employees of the Department also attended the function organised in strict adherence to the COVID-19 guidelines.
Chattaraj drove the new diesel locomotive to mark its inauguration. He exhorted the collective to make the best use of the locomotive and help the plant further enhance its performance. He also urged them to ensure overall safety in the department.
The function was coordinated by GM (T&RM) M Kumar.
It may be noted that locomotives are essential equipment for the movement of internal and external rolling stocks and are directly related to the production and dispatch of finished products of the Steel Plant. These locomotives are being maintained by the Loco Maintenance Section of the Traffic & Raw Materials department. The section has two shops Loco Light Repair Shop & Loco Heavy Repair Shop.
Notably, RSP is maintaining a loco fleet size of 40 numbers of locomotives of various power and make to cater to the internal and external logistics of RSP. The new Locomotive manufactured by Banars Locomotive Works (BLW), Indian Railways, Varanasi has been procured in 2021 at a total cost of Rs 996.80 Lakhs. The locomotive will be used for transportation of raw materials, finished & semi-finished products through captive as well as Railway wagons.
The special features of these locomotives are Crew Cabin fitted with AC, complete electronic panel, fabricated bogie frame with advanced safety features.
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