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Electric Loco Shed, Arakkonam

ELECTRIC LOCOSHED- ARAKKONAM

Chennai Division, Southern Railway


Shri. Naga Sreenivasu Rongala, IRSEE

(Senior Divisional Electrical Engineer)


Sr. Divisional Electrical Engineer (Rolling Stock), Arakkonam is the administrative head of Electric Loco Shed- Arakkonam, Chennai Division of Southern Railway


He is responsible for working of the Rolling stock Organization engaged in overhauling & assembly level maintenance of 25 KV AC electric Locos in Electric Loco Shed.


Senior Divisional Electrical Engineer (Rolling Stock) being a Jr. Administrative / Selection grade officer is assisted by one Senior scale Officer viz. Divisional Electrical Engineer (Rolling Stock) and two Junior scale officers viz. Assistant Electrical Engineer (Rolling Stock)-I and II and Senior Material Manager. 

Introduction

The Electric Loco Shed, Arakkonam is the first BG Electric Loco Shed of Southern Railway, converted from Steam to Electric Loco Shed IN 1986, it lies on the Chennai-Bangalore trunk route. The shed is located at 69kms away from Chennai central in the route of MAS-JTJ section of Chennai Division. The District Headquarters of Arakkonam is at Ranipet.

The shed has been constructed by Railway Electrification project as part of Arakkonam-Renigunta electrification scheme for holding 50 locos and completed during 1986. Shed’s capacity was increased from 50 to 100 locos in 1992. Further the shed capacity was augmented to hold 120 locos during 2004.

Holding of various types of Locomotives in the shed  is as under:

Service

Type

Holding

Pass

WAP 4

90

Goods

WAG 5HA

60

WAG 9H

15

Total

165

The following minor & major schedules are being carried out at ELS/AJJ :

Minor schedule inspection

Major schedule inspection

Special repair

IA

IB

IC/ IC0

AOH/TOH

IOH

Major & minor

All locos

All locos except WAP4

All locos

All locos

All locos

All locos

Lay-out of Electric Loco Shed, Arakkonam