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Carriage & Wagon Workshop, Alambagh


Carriage Workshop Alambagh was established in 1865 under Oudh &Rohilkhand Railway (O&RR) to carry out the Periodical Overhauling (POH) of Rolling Stock of Carriage &Wagon and Locomotives.

Sixty years later, in 1925, the O&RR was taken over by the Eastern Indian Railway (EIR) along with all the assets and liabilities. Thus, the Carriage & Wagon Workshop, Alambagh became the part and parcel of EIR. Subsequently in 1952, the EIR got merged with Northern Railway.  POH of Goods stock was gradually reduced and totally stopped with effect from February’1995 onwards. Alambagh Workshop has since matured and grown to become one of the premier Carriage Workshops of Indian Railways, to cater to the needs of Broad Gauge Rolling Stock in the Northern Part of the Country.

Over the last 152 years, this workshop has witnessed lots of changes in the product mix. With the introduction of Steel Body Coaches and Wagons, the workload of Wagon POH kept on reducing and simultaneously there was increased requirement of coach POH capacity, due to steady increase in passenger services and enhanced number of Coaches in the system.

Main activity of this workshop is POH of BG Coaching stock with targeted outturn of 131Coaches per month(AC-36&NAC-95).Total workforce of the shop is 5635 (Mech.3317, Elec.1062, Store 1086, Account 109& Personnel 61).Workshop is having total area of 2,04,684m2out of which 72,959 m2 is covered area. Energy consumption is about 1.8 lakh units per month and total track length is about 8.306 Km. Total Budget of the Shop is Rs 350 Cr.

Alambagh Workshop is proud to have achieved coveted International Certifications in respect of Integrated Management System (ISO 9001,ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001) in 2014, Energy Management System in July 2017 (ISO 50001) ,5SWorkplace Management System in Sept 2017, Welding Practices ISO 3834and Green co “GOLD”inJAN-2021&ISO/IEC 17025:2017 (NABL) in FEB-21.

Being a 152 years old vintage Workshop, infrastructure condition is poor. Modernization of the Workshop (Phase-I) has been sanctioned by Railway Board at estimated cost of Rs 77.47 Crores in 2010-11 and at a final revised estimate of Rs 91.7 Cr is being executed by MCF/RBL. This Modernization, upon complete execution, will facilitate in reduced movement and offer enhanced flexibility in work, leading to increased shop productivity offering opportunity to undertake POH of LHB Coaches.

        1.Open Area                                     -          123459 Sq.M

        2.Covered Area                                -           83642 Sq.M

        3.Total Area                                      -           207101 Sq.M

        4.Water Consumption                      -          600 KLD (Approx.)

        5.Numbers of staff quarters            -           452

        6.Berthing Capacity                         -           150 Coaches

        7.Track Length inside Workshop    -           6.5 Km. 

        8.Power Consumption                     -           7180 KWh/Day (Approx.)