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Coach Rehabilitation Workshop is located at Nishatpura area, in the city of lakes Bhopal, which is the political capital of the State of Madhya Pradesh. The workshop is situated at a distance of 2 Km from the Bhopal Railway station.

The Workshop was started in year 1989 at a project cost of approx Rs.64.97 Cr for Mid Life Rehabilitation (MLR) of Indian Railway Coaches. It has completed more than 20 years of service to the Nation. CRWS has so far turned out 6905 coaches including 420 AC coaches. During the year 2010-11 it has achieved best ever production of 571 coaches.

During MLR entire coach furnishing is stripped off and renovated. The bogie assembly and sub-assemblies are repaired or reclaimed or replaced as the case may be, based on the service & utility factor. Overhauling activities includes heavy corrosion repair to the shell body and under frame, renewal/repair on account of furnishing, train lighting & painting. This activity results in savings in repair cost in subsequent years of service of coaches apart from providing improved customer satisfaction for passengers.

The quality of coaches coming out of CRWS has had excellent reputation over the years and now it is being treated as benchmark for all other workshops planning overhaul activity. CRWS's quality, environment and occupational health & safety management systems continue to be certified to ISO 9001, 14001 & OHSAS 18000. The workshop layout is based on U-flow with majority movement being on dummy bogies on merry go round system.

All coaches being turned out are converted to Bogie Mounted Air Brake System. All furnishings have been upgraded to latest RDSO standards. The workshop has been working on group incentive scheme since Oct 2004. Workshop premises are spread over a total area of 401.03 acres including residential areas. Staff colony has 708 quarters. The average expenditure on each Non AC coaches comes to around Rs. 18.85 lakhs while for an Air Conditioned coach it is around Rs. 27 Lakhs.

Total budget allotment of the shop is around Rs.121 Crores for a year. The shop functions out of budget provisions from railway board in the form of Rolling stock program.

The committed workforce of the workshop has carried out many innovative system improvements over the years including in-house development of RFID based gate attendance & incentive calculation system etc. The shop has outsourced many activities over the years including grit blasting of outer surface of shell, sand blasting of bogie flames, retro fitment of air brakes, over hauling of air brakes cylinders,  screen of coach number printing etc.

A Regional Welding Institute for comprehensive training of welders of various railways has been set up and various modules are being operated in workshop premises.

Tel. Phone: P&T : (0755)-2742785 Railway :(016)-7400

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Fax : (0755)-27423863,2747290

Source : West Central Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 05-12-2011  

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