Wagon workshop work to begin soon

  • Wagon workshop work to begin soon

    Summary: The ministry sanctioned Rs 30 crore in the same budget to begin the works. The workshop can attend to generation, repair and maintenance of wagons of passenger trains, goods and oil tankers. The DPR has been approved by the Railway Board and subsequently, the railway ministry gave its nod to start construction within the next few months, railway sources said. Modern facilities will be added to the workshop," a senior railway official said.Initially, ECoR was in-charge of the project, which was later handed over to the Workshop Projects Organisation in Patna. It will be a boon to Vizag, which is going to be developed as a smart city.

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    Visakhapatnam: Construction of the wagon periodical overhauling (WPO) workshop at Vadlapudi under Waltair division of East Coast Railway is likely to start in the next fiscal as the Union railway budget sanctioned Rs 80 crore to the project.The project is expected to be completed by 2020. At present, Andhra Pradesh has one such workshop at Vijayawada. Vizag's will be second and first modern workshop with advanced facilities in the state.The Railway Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), which was entrusted with the task of developing the project, had completed its ground survey and preparation of the detailed project report (DPR).

    The DPR has been approved by the Railway Board and subsequently, the railway ministry gave its nod to start construction within the next few months, railway sources said."The massive budget allocation to WPO in the new fiscal is a good sign. We will take up construction of the workshop on a prioritised basis," ECoR divisional railway manager Chandralekha Mukherjee told TOI.The project was sanctioned in 2015-16 at a cost of Rs 213.97 crore. The ministry sanctioned Rs 30 crore in the same budget to begin the works.

    Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/visakhapatnam/wagon-workshop-work-to-begin-soon/articleshow/57739840.cms


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