Chennai – Mysore- Chennai Shatabdi Express becomes the first IMS certified train of Southern Railway
A feather in the cap of Southern Railway, Chennai – Mysore – Chennai Shatabdi Express has received Integrated Management Systems Certification. Train No. 12007/12008, Dr MGR Chennai Central – Mysore Jn – Dr MGR Chennai Central Shatabdi Express service is the first ever train service of Southern Railway to bag IMS Certification with ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 & ISO 45001:2018 Certifications. The primary maintenance of the train is handled by Basin Bridge Coaching Depot of Chennai Division. This certification has been granted by the certification agency after comprehensive audit and duly verifying adherence by Railways to all laid down norms.
The pair of Shatabdi service between Chennai-Mysore-Chennai was run as Train No.12007/12008 in the pre-COVID times and presently run as Special service with Train No.06081/06082 (except Wednesdays).
A brief function was held at Dr MGR Chennai Central today (27th October 2021 as the train has no service on Wednesdays) at Platform No.6 where Train No.12007/08 Shatabdi Express was stabled. Shri John Thomas, General Manager, Southern Railway inspected the train service and felicitated the team of Officers and Staff of Basin Bridge Depot whose concerted efforts bagged the IMS Certification for the premier train service in the presence of Shri B.G.Mallya, Additional General Manager, Shri Gautam Dutta, Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer, Shri Ganesh, Divisional Railway Manager, Chennai and other senior officials of Chennai Division of Southern Railway and Basin Bridge Coaching Depot.
General Manager presented the IMS Certification to Coach Depot Officer/Basin Bridge Shri Alok Kumar Maurya and Divisional Electrical Engineer/Coaching Shri Surendran and Shri S.Mukundan, Sr Divisional Mechanical Engineer, Chennai Division of Southern Railway. General Manager appreciated the concerted efforts of the team of officials from the Mechanical branch of Chennai Division and of Basin Bridge Coaching Depot in obtaining the IMS Certification. He presented awards and merit certifications to the Officers and staff for maintaining the train service well in accordance with the standards set forth for obtaining IMS certification. He mentioned that the service is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities ensuring safe and comfortable travel for passengers.
A presentation on the special features of Chennai-Mysore-Chennai Shatabdi Express.
Significant milestones achieved by Chennai-Mysore-Chennai Shatabdi Express
• Chennai – Mysore – Chennai Shatabdi Express train was introduced on 11th May 1994.
•The service is the first ISO 9001:2001 certified train in Southern Railway (obtained in 19th June 2007)
•The train was inducted with state-of-the-art LHB coaches on 1st July 2009
•Running on HOG thereby reducing pollution and prevention of resource depletion (Diesel)
•Maintaining 100% passenger amenities in working condition, 100% HOG and 100 % Bio digester toilet operations and 100% functional sub-pantry equipment
•Quality air conditioning, lighting and other electrical amenities.
•On board house keeping facility (5-Stage cleaning)
•Energy conservation through LED lights and electrical fittings
•Braille signage seat indication number
•Pre-loaded Wi-fi Infotainment System
•Automatic sliding door closer for passenger coupe in Executive coach
•Reflective coach indication and toilet Toilet Occupancy Indication
•Aesthetic vinyl wrapping for coach interiors
•Automatic air fresheners for passenger coupes and toilets
•Comfortable seats with high quality upholstery
•All the coaches are provided with fire extinguishers with fire suppression system fitted in power cars
•Unified information sticker in all coaches with emergency contact numbers for the benefit of passengers