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Electrical EMU

EMU Car Shed, Ghaziabad

A.  Brief History Of Emu Shed

EMU Car Shed, GZB was established in the year 1982 to cater to the suburban services requirement of National Capital Region of Delhi. It was a prestigious project on the eve of Asiad 1982. The Shed is  spread  over  an  area  of  about  62.5 acres  with  a  covered  area  of  about 7.5 acres. The Shed is committed to safety, reliability and passenger amenities and has been accredited with ISO: 9001:2015 for Quality Management System, 5S (sort, set in order, shine, standardised & sustain) standard, ISO 14001:2015 for Environment Management System, OHSMS 45001:2018 for Health and Safety Management system and ISO 50001:2011 for Energy Management System.

The Shed with an initial small holding of 04 rakes has rapidly moved on a growth path with the present holding of 22 EMU and 30 MEMU rakes. Initial services on DLI Ring Rail were of just six coaches. To cater to the need of growing suburban traffic, the Shed is presently running compositions of upto 15 Car EMU services and 20 Car MEMU services. The services are not limited to NR alone but also extended to NCR, NER and WCR, covering places like BBK (536 Km), NLDM (359 Km), SLN (646 Km), SPN (672 Km), ASR (451 Km), MGS (795 Km) and BXN (236 Km).

Services dedicated exclusively to ladies are running in New Delhi – Palwal, New Delhi - Panipat and New Delhi - Ghaziabad sections for the convenience of lady commuters in the peak hours.

B.  Important Landmarks

1.  First EMU service (Delhi Ring Railway) started on 15.08.1982.

2.  First MEMU service (DLI-PNP section) started on 23.02.1995.

3. First Ladies special service of NR (NDLS-PWL section) started on 05.08.2009.

4. Running of MEMU rake with toilet facility started on 20.10.2010.

5. 20 Car MEMU service started on 08.10.2017 (TKJ-BSC section).

6. New 12 Car 3 phase AC EMU rake was introduced on 05.05.19 for passenger service in GZB-PWL section.

7. 06 Car newly renovated MEMU rake for Ladies passenger has been introduced on 16.12.19 in place of Ladies special EMU train service between NDLS-PWL.

C.  EMU & MEMU Train Services

The Shed is presently catering to 224 train services per day over NR, NCR, NER and WCR with a train km earning of 326 km per day for EMU and 417 Km per day for MEMU.  The detailed map is given below.

D.  Certification

1.  Accredited with 5S (sort, set in order, shine, standardised & sustain) standard.

2.  Accredited with ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management System.

3.  Accredited with ISO 14001:2015 for Environment Management System.

4.  Accredited with ISO 45001-2018 for Occupational Health & Safety Management system (OHSMS).

5.  Accredited with EnMS 50001:2011 for Energy Management System.

E.  Activities Of Shed

The Shed is responsible for the comprehensive running maintenance of EMU and MEMU coaches assigned to it. In addition to the schedule inspections and running repairs, the Shed is carrying out the POH of EMU/MEMU coaches, POH of Tower Wagons of NR, NCR, NER and RE/UMB, RE/JP & RE/LKO and corrosion repairs of Coaches/Tower Wagons.

F.  Periodicity Of Maintenance Activities




18 Months +/- 05 days


240 +0 /- 10 days


60+0 /- 5 days

Trip Inspection

Within 15 +0 /-3 days

Corrosion repair of EMU/MEMU coaches.

On condition basis

Washing of rakes

15-20 days

POH of Tower Wagon


G.  Current Coach Holding







Coach Holding






EMUs (3-Phase)








MEMUs (MC 145 + TC 435 = 580)

GZB Shed

SRE Shed















H.  Holding Of Tower Wagons

EMU Car Shed, Ghaziabad is carrying out POH of following Tower Wagons of NR, NCR, NER and RE.


























Grand Total





Achievements during 2020-21

1. In-House repair of GPS based PIS system.

PIS system provided in EMU rakes, at the shed were defective from long time. Due to financial constraints, it was decided to repair these PIS system departmentally through the staff of the shed. For this, a testing & repairing setup was developed and PIS system was repaired. Now all the PIS system installed in EMU rakes are made functional. Total fund utilized in the repair was approx. ₹1 lakh, which resulted in saving of ₹47 lakhs.

2.  Commissioning of 330KW Solar plant.

Solar plant with 330KW rating has been commissioned in EMU Car Shed, GZB. It will reduce the expenses towards power consumption of shed. This will help in saving of approx. 20 lakh/year.

3. Construction of Electronic Lab.

A new Electronic Lab has been constructed for repair of electronic cards / sensors / devices and other electronic equipment's of 3-Phase EMU/MEMU coaches.

4. Installation of APFCR Panel (90 KVAR).

Automatic Power Factor Controller Relay (APFCR) Panel of rating 90 KVAR has been installed in EMU Car Shed, GZB.

5. Bird House Contest on the World Environment Day:

EMU Car Shed, Ghaziabad has participated in bird house contest on World Environment Day and secured 4th position in Northern Railway.

6. Disposal of scrap from EMU Car Shed, Ghaziabad to SSB Depot.

During the above period,   EMU Car Shed, Ghaziabad has disposed off 479.24 MT (ferrous & non-ferrous) scrap and sent to SSB depot.

7. Retrofitment of Bio-Toilets.

Retrofitment of Bio-Toilets in 108 MEMU Trailer coaches has been done.

8. Modification of Air Dryer Circuit in EMU/MEMU motor coaches.

Modification of Air Dryer circuit in 165 EMU/MEMU motor coaches has been done.

9. POH of EMU/MEMU coaches.

During the period, Shed has carried out the POH of 297 EMU/MEMU coaches (96MCs+201TCs).

10. POH of Tower wagons.

During the period, POH of 15 nos. tower wagons have been completed.

11. Fitment of bus type window glass.

During the period, Shed has provided 442 nos. window glasses in bus type window in EMU coaches.

12. Shramik Trains & workman special.

08 nos. 12 Car MEMU rake provided in NCR for movement of migrant labours from 24.05.20 to 12.06.20 and 06 nos. workman special EMU/MEMU rakes are running from 13.05.2020 in Delhi NCR.

13. Special EMU/MEMU service for NDA & NEET exam.

During the period, shed provided special service between KUN to NDLS to facilitate candidates appearing in NDA & NA exam on 06.09.2020 and ALJN to DLI, KSV to HNZM & KKDE to NDLS for candidates appearing in NEET exam on 13.09.2020.

14. Online training of staff.

Online training of 232 EMU staff & supervisors was arranged on the function of three phase EMU equipments i.e. TCMS, Line & traction converter, auxiliary converter and difference between EMU & MEMU and maintenance of IV coupler of make M/s Harting India, Electro Pneumatic brake system of M/s Knorr Bremse and Air compressor Limit of m/s Faively transportation.

Source : Northern Railways / Indian Railways Portal CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 24-02-2021  

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