The Rail Vikas Nigam (RVNL), a PSU under the Ministry of Railways, has commissioned wagon repair workshop in Vadlapudi near Vishakapatnam yard in Andhra Pradesh.
The wagon repair workshop can handle 200 wagons for repair in a month. The project has been set up over an area of 203 acre of railway land comprising three lines interchange yard in 23 acre with an electronic interlocked station building workshop at 123 acre, administrative block and residential colony over 57 acre.
The workshop layout has been designed for uniflow movement of wagons to reduce the cycle time for repair.
The 700 mtr long main pre-engineered building shed has two bases — wagon bay for repair works of wagon body and underframe, paint booth, drying oven and auxiliary for repair works of bogie, wheel set, etc.
The workshop has been equipped with state-of-the-art machinery implant, material handling systems and various utilities.
Apart from this, the Indian Railways is on a mission to install radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag for all wagons by December 2022. The RFID tags will be used for tracking all wagons, locos and coaches.
By utilising RFID devices, it will be easier for the national transporter to know the exact position of all the wagons, coaches as well as locomotives.