Ernakulam: A new Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) service will start between Ernakulam Junction (ERS) & Cochin Harbour Terminus (CHT) stations shortly. The Locomotive Workshop at Perambur has taken great effort in readying three 220-year-old700 HP Diesel Multiple Units into swanky new ones by refurbishing the same.
The three-car Diesel Multiple Units with one Diesel Power Car in front, one Trailing Car and One Driving Trailer Car has the unique feature of being able to move both ways without requiring a turnaround. These 20-year-old DEMUs were completely refurbished as new by the Loco Works Perambur and Mechanical Branch, Chennai, by providing completely new flooring, Stainless Steel Panelling, new seats, Provision of LED Lighting & BLDC (Brushless Direct Current Motor) fans, complete painting of the coaches, Provision of New Wiring and Control System, Vinyl wrapping in panel area near windows in all the 3 cars, LED destination boards in both the front and end coach panels, speedometer, etc. With the pathways in the entire three coaches provided with stainless steel chequered plates for better grip and with the door bay area fitted with handle grips, the DEMU is all set for passenger service shortly.
The DEMU rake was inspected by R K Kulshrestha, General Manager, Southern Railway; along with A K Kathpal, Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer; Arun Devaraj, Chief Workshop Manager, Locoworks; A K Dutta, Chief Rolling Stock Engineer; S K Sorte and R Mukund, Additional Divisional Railway Managers of Chennai Division; and other officials today at the Chennai Central Coaching Yard.
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