V.P. Pathak, Member Material Management of Railway Board and O. P. Khare, Addl. Member (MM) visited and inspected the EMU Workshop at Mahalaxmi on 20th July, 2019 and declared the EMU Workshop at Mahalaxmi as “First Zero Scrap” Workshop over Indian Railways.

According to a press release issued by WR CPRO Ravinder Bhakar, V.P. Pathak, Member Material Management of Railway Board visited EMU Workshop at Mahalaxmi along with O. P. Khare, Addl. Member (MM), J. P. Pandey, Principle Chief Materials Manager of W. Rly and Chief Materials Managers of W. Rly for inspection. They inspected the various shops and appreciated the work done by the Workshop in disposal of scrap and stacking of material.

During the year 2018-19, the Workshop has disposed 450.066 MT of  Ferrous scrap & 77 old EMU coaches while in current year (till 19th July, 2019)  248.021 MT has been disposed as against the target of 150 MT and 12 old EMU coaches. Pathak appreciated the efforts done by Mahalaxmi workshop to make it zero scrap workshop and as a token of appreciation has announced an award of Rs. 25,000/-.

Bhakar stated that Mahalaxmi EMU Workshop has been able to achieve this feat by segregating the Ferrous and Non Ferrous material and keeping the materials in separate bins provided in each section and after collecting the scrap from all the sections the same is handed over to stores for further disposal. The Workshop has maintained the MPCB norms of Maharashtra Government and NGT 2016.

It is a proud accomplishment for Western Railway that its Workshop has earned the title of being the first “Zero Scrap Workshop over entire Indian Railways.

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