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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.98/Elec.(G)/138/5                                                                                                      New Delhi, dated: 7.10.1998

Chief Electrical Engineers,

Central Railway, CST, Mumbai.
Eastern Railway, Fairlie Place, Calcutta.
Northern Railway, Baroda House, New Delhi.
N.E. Railway, Gorakhpur.
N.F. Railway, Guwahati.
Southern Railway, Chennai.
S.C. Railway, Secunderabad.
S.E. Railway, Garden Reach, Calcutta.
Western Railway, Churchgate, Mumbai.

Sub: Action Plan for improvement in AC Coaches.

There have been a no. of failures of AC Coaches during 1998-99 and Board have taken a serious view of these failures. The position has continuously been reviewed by Board with CESEs and CEEs in different meetings. Railways have been directed to take necessary steps to improve the reliability of AC Coaches. This has become extremely important in view of the fact that about 250 AC Coaches each year have been inducted into the system during last 3 years and 340 are expected to be inducted during 1998-99. The decisions already conveyed to improve reliability of AC coaches have been consolidated and an action plan covering 12 important items has been prepared and a copy is enclosed.

Board desire that status of each item may be reviewed by CEEs personally and action taken may be sent to Board's Office latest by 31st October 1998 and in future this may be included as an annexure to CEE's PCDO to ML.

DA: As above .

-s/d -

(A.K. Vohra)

Exec. Director, Elect. Engg.(G)

Railway Board
 

Annexure to Board's letter no. 98/Eiect.{G}/138/S dated 7.10.98

 ACTION PLAN ON MAINTENANCE OF AC COACHES.

1. CESEs of the Railways to interact with their counterparts in other Railways to advise the unusual occurrences and obtain feed back.

2. All the AC coaches to be pre-cooled before placement of rakes on platform. This is the time when passengers require maximum and immediate comfort level. Pre-cooling cum emergency leads should be provided in all SG AC coaches (1 in each coach) and power cars ( 2 in each power car).

3. No train to leave the Primary Depot with EFTs or equipments in isolated condition.

4. Defects in the coaches to be noticed immediately after arrival of train and remedial action taken accordingly. Escorting staff should report at secondary maintenance depot and advise the status of coach and should sign the register with Depot and Depot staff to sign the Log Book with Escorting Staff.

5. All AC coaches from Primary depot should go with both Alternators working. If an Alternator cannot be replaced/repaired at the secondary maintenance depot, decision to send coach with one Alternator to be taken at officer's level. Second Alternator to be fully functional with full generation and the coach/rake to be properly pre-cooled.

6. AC coaches should go from Primary Depot with 6+6 belts on the Alternators and minimum 5+5 from Secondary Depot. Adequate facilities to be built up for changing the belt on rake itself.

7. The knowledge of all the ACCIs & ACCAs should be checked regularly regarding operation of the AC coach equipment as well as handling of the situation in case of failure of the equipment. ACCIs/ACCAs MUST maintain the log book and enter all the unusual occurrences. Training of AC staff of one week duration to be standardised by the Railways.

8. Drive system for generation testing and Regulator setting to be introduced for alternators at all Primary Depots.

9. Unit Exchange Spares (UES) should be available in all depots. Each depot should have authorised holding of UES. Register should be available for each major UES at all the depots.

10. All the major depots should carry out failure analysis of major equipments and the information should be sent to RDSO periodically.

11. The power supply system for pre-cooling to be augmented in view the increasing number of AC coaches in the depots. Railways to examine and take corrective action.

12. Railways to revise their EACs (Estimated Annual Consumption) of the material because of increasing AC Coach holding.

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.98/Elec.(G)/165/5                                                                                                      New Delhi, dated: 8.10.1998

Chief Electrical Engineers,

Central Railway, CST, Mumbai.
Eastern Railway, Fairlie Place, Calcutta.
Northern Railway, Baroda House, New Delhi.
N.E. Railway, Gorakhpur.
N.F. Railway, Guwahati.
Southern Railway, Chennai.
S.C. Railway, Secunderabad.
S.E. Railway, Garden Reach, Calcutta.
Western Railway, Churchgate, Mumbai.
ICF, Perambur, Chennai.
Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala.

Sub: Maintenance contracts for equipments for AC Coaches.

The AC Coach holding on Indian Railways has been increasing and about 230 coaches each year have been inducted into the system during the last 3 years and 340 AC coaches are proposed to be manufactured during 1998-99. The infrastructure facilities have not been created to the desired level and Railways have been facing problems. Some of the Railways had to resort to maintenance of some of the equipments through contract, though not fully satisfactory. This issue of maintenance of equipments through contract was discussed during the CEEs Conference held in Board's Office in August 1998.

During the conference an opinion emerged that, with Annual Maintenance Contract there is very little incentive for the Contractor to maintain the equipment in good fettle from long term point of view. A maintenance contract, should therefore, be for a longer duration (3 to 5 years) with appropriate PVC if required, and should have suitable clause to ensure that the equipment is in good fettle at the end of the contract. For this, some kind of warranty after conclusion of the contract can be built in the maintenance contracts with the OEMs.

Opinion also emerged that cost of maintenance contract for a reasonable period by the OEMs can be kept in view while evaluating the original procurement action, for which OEMs will have to indicate the cost along with their original offers.

The Zonal Railways and Production Units need to keep these guidelines in view while procuring vital equipments and entering into maintenance contract.

-s/d-

(A.S. Janghu) Jt. Director, Elect. Engg. (G)

Railway Board

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.96/Elec.(G)/165/5                                                                                                New Delhi, dated: 02.11.1998

General Manager (Elec),
Central Railway, CST, Mumbai.
Eastern Railway, Fairlie Place, Calcutta.
Northern Railway, Baroda House, New Delhi.
N.E. Railway, Gorakhpur.
N.F. Railway, Guwahati.
Southern Railway, Chennai.
S.C. Railway, Secunderabad.
S.E. Railway, Garden Reach, Calcutta.
Western Railway, Churchgate, Mumbai.

Sub: Testing facilities for regulator setting and alternator generation.

AC coaches are increasing at a very fast pace and about 250 AC coaches have been inducted into the system each year during last 4 years. Board have also decided to manufacture 340 AC coaches during 1998-99 and 320 during 1999-2000. However, adequate testing facilities are not available to meet with rapid growth of AC coaches. The regulator setting and alternator generation testing facilities which are extremely essential are available only in few depots. The regulator setting is required to be done every 3 months for proper maintenance of the AC coaches. It has been observed that alternator generation test and regulator setting is done by running the coach on test trial. In case alternator generation is not found adequate, the alternator is changed and same process of generation testing is repeated by running the coach. The regulator setting is also not properly done which result in either under-setting or over-setting which damages the battery and other AC equipments. Board have taken a serious view of such practices.

It has been decided that all the depots maintaining AC coaches should be provided with variable speed drive regulator setting facilities and alternator load balancing facilities. These facilities should be made integral part of all the AC depots (existing or under construction or to be constructed) and also Board desire that these facilities should be created by March 1999.

-Sd-

(A.K. Vohra )

Exec. Director, Elect. Engg. (G)

Railway Board

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.98/Elec.(G)/138/5                                                                                                      New Delhi, dated: 2.11.1998

General Managers (Elect),

Central Railway, CST, Mumbai.
Eastern Railway, Fairlie Place, Calcutta.
Northern Railway, Baroda House, New Delhi.
N.E. Railway, Gorakhpur.
N.F. Railway, Guwahati.
Southern Railway, Chennai.
South Central Railway, Secunderabad.
South Eastern Railway, Garden Reach, Calcutta.
Western Railway, Churchgate, Mumbai.

Sub: Power Supply for charging and pre-cooling of AC coaches.

As on 1.4.98 about 2100 AC coaches were running into the system and AC coach holding has increased rapidly as about 250 AC coaches have been inducted into the system each year during last 4 years. Another 340 AC coaches shall be added to the fleet during 1998-99. During 1999-2000, Board have decided to manufacture 321 AC coaches. In the summer of 1998-99, AC coaches were neither pre-cooled before departure of train nor their batteries were properly charged. This led to large no. of public complaints and failure of AC coaches. During the review of depots it has come to light that augmentation of power supply has not been done and present power supply system is highly inadequate for pre-cooling and battery charging of AC coaches. One AC coach consume about 50 KW (pre-cooling 30-35 KW and battery charging 15-20 KW) power. Railways were advised vide Board's letter no.95/Elec(G)/165/5 dated 7 10.98 to examine the power supply systems and take a corrective action (Item no. 11 of Action Plan). Board have taken a serious view of the non-augmentation of power supply system in spite of increase in AC coach holding.

In view of above, Board desire that power supply arrangements may be augmented at all AC depots for pre-cooling and battery charging of AC coaches. Adequate standby power supply arrangements should also be made for use during emergency period. The work of augmentation of power supply at the depots should be completed by March 1999.

Compliance report should be sent to Board. Kindly acknowledge receipt of the letter.

-Sd-

(A.K. Vohra)

Exec.Director, Elect.Engg.(G)

Railway Board
 

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)



No.98/ESec.(G)/113/Safety                                                                                                     New Delhi dated 4.1 1999

Chief Electrical Engineers,

Centra! Railway, CST, Mumbai.
Eastern Railway, Fairlie Place, Calcutta.
Northern Railway, Baroda House, New Delhi.
N.E. Railway, Gorakhpur
N.F. Railway, Guwahati.
Southern Railway, Chennai.
S.C. Railway, Secunderabad.
S.E. Railway, Garden Reach; Calcutta,
Western Railway, Churchgate, Mumbai

Sub: Provision of emergency lighting equipment in Passenger Trains and search light with portable generators in Relief Trains.

Instructions already exist for provision of emergency lighting equipment in all passenger trains running at night and search light with Portable generators in relief trains.

The matter has been reviewed in Railway's Safety Review Committee. It is again re-iterated that periodical inspection of  emergency lighting equipments should be provided in all passenger trains running at night and search light with portable generators n relief trains

Compliance of above instructions may be ensured

-Sd-

(AS. Janghu)

Jt. Director, Elect. Engg. (G)

Railway Board


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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.98/Elec.(G)/113/Safety                                                                                               New Delhi, dated: 1.2.1999

Chief Electrical Engineers,
Central Railway, CST, Mumbai.
Eastern Railway, Fairlie Place, Calcutta.
Northern Railway, Baroda House, New Delhi.
N.E. Railway, Gorakhpur.
N.F. Railway, Guwahati.
Southern Railway, Chennai.
S.C. Railway, Secunderabad.
S.E. Railway, Garden Reach, Calcutta.
Western Railway, Churchgate, Mumbai.

Sub: Periodical inspection of emergency lighting equipment provided in Accident Relief Trains.

Ref: Board's letter of even no. dated 4.1.99.

Instructions already exist for provision of emergency lighting equipment with portable generators in relief trains.

The matter has been reviewed in Railway's Safety Review Committee. It is again reiterated that periodical inspection of emergency lighting equipments should be checked by concerned staff and officers of Electrical Department. It is recommended that one or two luminaries may be considered for permanent mounting on the crane body and arm for spot illumination.

It is further recommended that power car should be suitably marshalled so that immediate and better lighting can be ensured at site.

Compliance of above instructions may be ensured.

-Sd-

(A.S. Janghu)

Director, Elect. Engg. (G)

Railway Board
 

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. 98/Elec.(G)/138/2                                                                                                      New Delhi, dt. 16.3.1999

Chief Electrical Engineers,

Central Railway, CST, Mumbai.
Eastern Railway, Fairlie Place, Calcutta.
Northern Railway, Baroda House, New Delhi.
N.E. Railway, Gorakhpur.
N.F. Railway, Guwahati.
Southern Railway, Chennai.
S.C. Railway, Secunderabad.
S.E. Railway, Garden Reach, Calcutta.
Western Railway, Churchgate, Mumbai.

Sub: Supply of bed rolls in AC coaches.

Electrical escorting staff manning the AC coaches are required to perform the duties of taking custody and distribution of bed rolls in all types of AC coaches (i.e. 1AC, 2AC, 3AC & Composite). Vide Board's letter No.97/TG-V/17/P dated 22.9.98 (copy enclosed) Railways have already been advised regarding this issue.

Board desire that instructions may be issued to all the AC Coach Attendants to receive, stack and supply the bed rolls to all the passengers in all types of AC coaches..

DA: As above

(A.S. Janghu)

Director Electrical Engineering(G)

Railway Board.

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.97/Elec(G)/114/1                                                                                                           New Delhi, dated : 23.3.1999

Chief Electrical Engineers,

Central Railway, CST, Mumbai.

Eastern Railway, Fairlie Place, Calcutta.

Northern Railway, Baroda House, New Delhi.

N.E. Railway, Gorakhpur.

N.F. Railway, Guwahati.

Southern Railway, Chennai.

S.C. Railway, Secunderabad.

Western Railway, Churchgate, Mumbai.

Sub: AC Coach Log Book Trouble Shooting Instructions.

Railways have been advised to prepare a standard Log Books to be provided on all the AC coaches. The format prepared by WR was circulated during MSG meeting held at Udaipur in Nov 98. Now it has been decided that the log books should also contain trouble shooting instructions in yellow colour pages for easily identification.

In view of above, Board desire that all the log books in AC coaches should contain trouble shooting directory also. South Eastern Railway has already done this.

The compliance may be sent to Board.

 

DA: As above

(A.K. Vohra)

Exe.Director Electrical Engineering(G)

Railway Board

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.98/Elec.(G)/180/6                                                                                                     New Delhi, dt. 13.4.1999

The General Managers,

All Indian Railways.

Sub: Provision of fluorescent light fittings in conventional coaches.

During MSG meeting held on Feb'96 at ICF and during CEE's Conference held on 30.9.96, it was decided to provide fluorescent light fittings in conventional passenger coaches in lieu of incandescent lamps to improve illumination level in passenger coaches. Accordingly, fluorescent tube lights are being provided in newly built passenger coaches by ICF & RCF from May'96 & June'97 respectively. Railways have also selectively provided fluorescent tube lights along with the conversion of coaches from 24 V to 110 V system.

During the Railway Budget 1999-2000, Hon'ble Railway Minister has declared the year 1999-2000 as "Passenger Year" and he desired that improved amenities are provided on all passenger trains.

In view of above, the matter has been considered and Board have decided that all coaches in Mail/Express trains should be provided with fluorescent tube light fittings to improve level of illumination. This work should be done during POH and completed within next 18 months.

-Sd-

(A.K. Vohra)

Exec. Director Electrical Engineering

Railway Board

Copy for information and necessary action to:

Chief Electrical Engineers,


Central Railway, CST, Mumbai.
Eastern Railway, Fairlie Place, Calcutta.
Northern Railway, Baroda House, New Delhi.
N.E. Railway, Gorakhpur.
N.F. Railway, Guwahati.
Southern Railway, Chennai.
S.C. Railway, Secunderabad.
S.E. Railway, Garden Reach, Calcutta.
Western Railway, Churchgate, Mumbai.
 

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.95/Elec.(G)/114/11                                                                                                          New Delhi, dt. 12.7.1999

General Manager, ICF, Chennai

General Manager, RCF, Kapurthala.

Sub: Inadequate linen space on initially built ACCN coaches.

Vide Board's letter no. 92/M(C)/202/6 dated 21.6.99, ICF & RCF have been advised for development of  'underslung inverters' on the basis of ED's committee recommendations which is as under:

"The long term solution for identified 52 ACCN coaches with inadequate linen space lies in the development of underslung inverters for these coaches as the on-board space occupied by the inverter may be released for use as linen room. It is suggested that the process of development of underslung inverter may be expedited, and, whenever developed, the initial supplies may be fitted on the identified 52 ACCN."

In view of above, no action should be taken on Board's letter no. 92/M(C)/202/6 dated 21.6.99 in regard to development/procurement of 25 KVA underslung inverters.

Kindly acknowledge receipt of the letter.

-Sd-

(A.S. Janghu)

Director Electrical Engineering

Railway Board

Copy to:

Chief Electrical Engineers,

ICF, Chennai & RCF, Kapurthala.

Director General, RDSO, Manak Nagar, Lucknow for information and n.a.
 

 

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.95/M(C)/165/11                                                                                                           New Delhi, dt. 9.8.1999

The Director,

CAMTECH,
Gwalior.



Sub: Standardisation of infrastructure in coaching maintenance depots.

Ref: Director/CAMTECH's letter no. IRCAMTECH.GWL.DIR.CORR dated 6.4.99.


In super session of previous instructions Board (MM & ML) have approved the Standard Integrated Modular pit line facility layout along with the list of equipments for both Mechanical and Electrical maintenance with the comments given in the Annexure which must be followed for all new coaching depots and also for up gradation of existing facilities. Please incorporate the changes given in the comments and publish standard plan for a modular pit line complex for coach maintenance and circulate the same to all concerned within next 30 days. The publication may be appended to the next edition of Coaching Maintenance Manual.

Sd/-

(Ravinder Gupta)

Director, Mechanical Engg. (Chg.)

Railway Board.

Copy to EDEE/G, Railway Board.


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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.95/Elec.(G)/114/3                                                                                                       New Delhi, dt. 27.8.1999

General Manager, Integral Coach Factory, Perambur, Chennai.

Sub: Manufacture of RMPU type AC coaches by ICF.

Ref: i) ICF's letter nos. MD/DSS/AC/DEV/RMPU/180-A dated 29.3.95 & 4.11.97, MD/DSS/AC/AC-DC/EMU/167-C dated 14.8.99 & MD/DSS/AC/DEV/ RMPU/180 dated 18.8.99 & 20.8.99.

ii) RDSO's report no. EL/7.2.2 dt. 24.1.95 & 1.6.98.


ICF's proposal to manufacture RMPU type AC coaches as contained in the letters referred above seeking Board's policy directives on the same have been examined in consultation with RDSO, who vide their report no. EL/7.2.2 dated 1.6.98 have recommended manufacture of 100% RMPU type AC coaches by ICF & RCF. RCF is already manufacturing 100% RMPU type AC coaches.

In view of the above, Board have decided that 100% RMPU type AC coaches shall be manufactured by ICF during 1999-2000 and onwards.

Receipt of the letter may kindly be acknowledged.

-Sd-

(A.K. Vohra)

Exec. Director Electrical Engineering

Railway Board

Copy for information and necessary action to:

1. Chief Electrical Engineers, ICF/ Chennai & RCF/Kapurthala.

2. ED(PS&EMU), RDSO, LKO.

3. Copy in case file no. 99/Elect(G)/165/1 - compendium of instructions.

 

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.97/Elec.(G)/180/7                                                                                                  New Delhi, dated: 2.9.1999

Chief Electrical Engineers,

Central Railway, CST, Mumbai.
Eastern Railway, Fairlie Place, Calcutta.
Northern Railway, Baroda House, New Delhi.
N.E. Railway, Gorakhpur.
N.F. Railway, Guwahati.
Southern Railway, Chennai.
S.C. Railway, Secunderabad.
S.E. Railway, Garden Reach, Calcutta.
Western Railway, Churchgate, Mumbai.

Sub: 16 points Action Plan for AC & TL Coaches.

12 point action plan for AC & TL coaches finalized by Board in October, 1998 has paid rich dividends and there has been 60% improvement in failure of AC coaches. The items of action plan were again reviewed in CESE's conference held in Board's office on 2/3.8.99 and the 16 point action has been finalized (copy enclosed).

Board desire that status of each item may be reviewed by CEEs personally and compliance may be reported through CEE's PCDO to ML every month.

DA: As above

-s/d-

(A.K. Vohra)

Exec.Director, Elect. Engg.(G) Railway Board

Copy for information to:

1. ED(PS&EMU), RDSO, LKO.

2. Director, IRIEEN, Nasik.



16 POINT ACTION PLAN ON MAINTENANCE OF AC COACHES.

1. CESEs of the Railways to interact with their counterparts in other Railways to advise the unusual occurrences and obtain feed back.

2. All the AC coaches to be pre-cooled before placement of rakes on platform. This is the time when passengers require maximum and immediate comfort level. Pre-cooling cum emergency leads should be provided in all SG AC coaches (1 in each coach) and power cars (2 in each power car).

3. No train to leave the Primary Depot with EFTs or equipments in isolated condition.

4. Defects in the coaches to be noticed immediately after arrival of train and remedial action taken accordingly. Escorting staff should report at secondary maintenance depot and advise the status of coach and should sign the register with Depot and Depot staff to sign the Log Book with Escorting Staff.

5. All AC coaches from Primary depot should go with both Alternators working. If an Alternator cannot be replaced/repaired at the secondary maintenance depot, decision to send coach with one Alternator to be taken at officer's level. Second Alternator to be fully functional with full generation and the coach/rake to be properly pre-cooled.

6. AC coaches should go from Primary Depot with 6+6 belts on the Alternators and minimum 5+5 from Secondary Depot. Adequate facilities to be built up for changing the belt on rake itself.

7. The knowledge of all the ACCIs & ACCAs should be checked regularly regarding operation of the AC coach equipment as well as handling of the situation in case of failure of the equipment. ACCIs/ACCAs MUST maintain the log book and enter all the unusual occurrences. Training of AC staff of one week duration to be standardised by the Railways.

8. Drive system for generation testing and Regulator setting to be introduced for alternators at all Primary Depots.

9. Unit Exchange Spares (UES) should be available in all depots. Each depot should have authorised holding of UES. Register should be available for each major UES at all the depots.

10. All the major depots should carry out failure analysis of major equipments and the information should be sent to RDSO periodically.

11. The power supply system for pre-cooling to be augmented in view the increasing number of AC coaches in the depots. Railways to examine and take corrective action.

12. Railways to revise their EACs (Estimated Annual Consumption) of the material because of increasing AC Coach holding.

13.Cleating of alternator field and phase wires to be properly checked at primary depot.

14. Full load and no load voltage of each cell of SMF batteries to be recorded (weeded out weak cell) every month for subsequent 3 months and if there is no abnormal variation in voltage, it should thereafter be recorded once in 3 months.

15. Working of thermostat should be monitored and recorded in log book. If thermostat is not found in working condition, the same should be attended/replaced by primary depot.

16. Working of WRA should be checked on arrival of train at primary/secondary depot and its working should be ensured before placement of rake at the platform.

 

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No. 99/TG.V/12/2                                                                                                                  New Delhi, dt. 13.9.99.

The General Managers,

All Zonal Railways.

(Commercial circular no. 29 of 1999)

Sub: Deployment of escorting staff on Rajdhani/Shatabdi express/Rajdhani type nominated trains/other superfast and mail/express trains.

With a view to standardize the complement of escorting staff on Rajdhani/Shatabdi expresses, Rajdhani type nominated trains and other superfast and mail/express trains, instructions were issued vide Board's letter of even number dated 9.6.99 specifying the strength of staff of different departments for escorting these trains. However, the matter has been further reviewed in Board's office and it has decided that the norms as formulated in the enclosed statement be followed by all the departments on all Zonal Railways.

Board desire that necessary action may be taken immediately and all concerned be advised for strict adherence of these norms. This supercedes all previous instructions on the subject.

No extra posts should be created for manning as per these norms.

Railways must ensure that staff in excess of the approved norms should not travel on the trains and any violation of the same shall be viewed seriously. These instructions should be brought into force w.e.f. 15.10.99.

This issues with the concurrence of Catering, Electrical, Mechanical & Telecom Directorates of Railway Board.

Please acknowledge receipt and ensure compliance.

Sd/

( Dr. P.K. Goel)

Exec. Director, Passenger Marketing,

Railway Board.

Copy to: ED(C&T), EDME/Chg., EDEE(G), ED(Telecom), Railway Board.
 

DEPLOYMENT OF STAFF ACCOMPANYING TRAINS



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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD.

No. 99/Elect(G)/180/6                                                                                                                   New Delhi, dt, 27.11.00.

The General Managers, All Indian Railways.

Sub: Provision of fluorescent light fittings in BG TL coaches.

In continuation of this office letter of even number dated 13.4.99. Board have decided that all the remaining BG Mail/Exp. passenger coaches with incandescent lamps should be provided with fluorescent tube lights and fittings. This work should be done during POH in workshop spread over a period of 5 years under "Revenue".

This is in super session of Board's letter no. 95/F(S)II/1/1 dated 17.11.00 and issues with the concurrence of Finance & Mechanical Dte. of Ministry of Railways.

Please acknowledge receipt.

Sd/-

(S. K. Saxena)

Director Elect. Engg. (G)

Railway Board.

Copy for information & necessary action to:

1. CEE/All Indian Rlys.
2. CME/All Indian Rlys.

Sd/-

( S. K. Saxena )

Director Elect. Engg. (G)

Railway Board.

Copy for information & n.a to:

FA & CAOs/ All Indian Rlys.

Sd/-
For Financial Commissioner/ Rlys.



Copy to: DF(S)I, F(S)I, F(X)ll, M(W), Railway Board for information please, in file no. 99/Elect(G)/165/1 - compendium of instructions for ACTL coaches.

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD.

No. 96/Elect(G)/114/7                                                                                                              New Delhi, dt. 12.2.01.

Chief Electrical Engineer,

Southern Railway, Chennai.

Sub: Replacement of CFC Refrigerant (R-12) with suitable environment friendly refrigerant in AC coaches mounted with under slung AC equipment.

Ref: RDSO's letter no. EL/7.1.106/D9 dated 6.2.01.

CFC refrigerant R-12 is being currently used on conventional AC coaches fitted with under slung AC equipment and further production of such coaches has been stopped since April, 2000. As per Montreal Protocol the deadline for phasing out CFC refrigerant R-12 is 2010 and that of HCFC refrigerant R-22 is 2040. Due to phasing out of R-12 it has become essential to replace CFC 12 refrigerant with a suitable cost effective environment friendly refrigerant at the earliest.

RDSO is presently considering two alternatives as 'drop in' replacement of CFC refrigerant (R-12).

a) Drop in replacement by R-22.

b) Drop in replacement by R-134-A.

Board (ML) have decided that Southern Railway should convert 5 under slung coaches each replacing R-12 with R-22 and R-134 A refrigerants respectively to enable RDSO to gain field experience (copy enclosed).

While converting the coaches (preferably working on Southern Railway circuit) for field trials Southern Railway may draw experience from the two under slung AC coaches already provided with R-22 refrigerant and are currently in service in Southern Railway. For conducting these trials Southern Railway may consult RDSO & ICF as and when necessary. Results of the trials may be intimated to RDSO at regular intervals so that based on this experience RDSO can firm up their views for series replacement of R-12 well before the deadline set in by Montreal Protocol.

Sd/-

( A. K. Vohra )

Exec. Director Elect. Engg. (G)

Railway Board.

Copy to EDPS/RDSO, Lucknow. RDSO should get in touch with Southern Railway and monitor the performance of coaches provided with drop in replacement for field trials.

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD.

No. 99/Elect(G)/165/116                                                                                                            New Delhi, dt. 14.2.01.

The General Managers,

All Indian Railways & Production Units.

Sub: Approval of sources for procurement of items pertaining to train lighting and AC coaches.

Ref: Railway Board's letter nos. 99/RS(G)/709/1 dated 6.9.99 & 16.9.99 - proper maintenance of assets/quality maintenance of stores.

Guidelines have been issued to the Railway regarding procurement of quality materials from time to time. Railways have been seeking clarifications from RDSO/Railway Board about the agencies responsible for assessing capacity/capability of new sources for certain items. The matter has been examined in detail in respect of procurement of electrical items for train lighting and AC coaches. With a view of have unambiguous responsibility between RDSO, ICF, RCF & the Zonal Railways Board have decided as under:-

2. Essentially items have been clubbed in following groups clearly laying down responsibility for different activities. Details are enclosed as Annexure 'A'.

i) Items where the entire responsibility of preparation of specification, capacity/capability assessment, prototype testing and development of sources lies with RDSO. The details are in para A.

ii) Items where responsibility of preparation of specification, capacity assessment and approval of sources and prototype testing is with ICF/RCF. Now it is proposed that preparation of specifications and prototype testing will be done by RDSO as given in para B.

iii) Items where responsibility of preparation specification lies with RDSO. However, capacity/capability assessment, prototype testing and development of adequate sources lie with ICF/RCF. Details are at para C.

iv) Items where drawings/specifications were either approved by RDSO or ICF or are not used for manufacture of new coaches at present due to change in technology and are required as spares for the Railways like underslung equipment for air conditioned coaches, Zonal Railways will follow RDSO/RCF's drawings/specifications and approved list. The details are at para D.

v) Items other than those mentioned at para 2(i), (ii), (iii), & (iv) above and required by Zonal Railways, the entire responsibility of preparation of specification/drawings lies with the Zonal Railways subject to issue of instructions from time to time.

3. While approving the sources for development/regular orders following guidelines should be followed by RDSO/RCF/ICF/Zonal Railways:

3.1 Guidelines as contained in Board's letter no. 99/RS)G)/709/1 dated 6..9.99 and 16.9.99 be followed completely.

3.2 There should be free exchange of information between Zonal railways/ICF/RCF/RDSO.

3.3 RDSO should finalise list of approved suppliers for equipments/items as detailed in para A of the Annexure within six months from the date of issue of instructions. Till such time ICF/RCF/Zonal railways will continue to follow the existing list of approved suppliers for such items.

3.4 RDSO/ICF/RCF and Zonal railways will ensure that specifications for procurement of equipment/components for train lighting and AC applications have provisions for embossing/writing/benching the month and year of manufacture and manufacturer's name on the items/equipments which should form part of inspection. Railway workshops while reporting failures must clearly bring out the sources.

3.5 Performance reports to RDSO/ICF/RCF in respect of items under development need to be signed at the SAG level from headquarters. RDSO to clearly define parameters for monitoring of items under development.

3.6 Railways will follow the drawings and specifications for critical and vital safety items, which have been prepared by RDSO/ICF/RCF as applicable in the past.

3.7 In respect of items/equipments where RDSO/PU's drawings/specifications are not available the Railways will prepare such specifications/drawings and get these cleared by RDSO in due course.

3.8 Wherever change over of agencies for approval of firm is involved continuity of sufficient number of part I firms should be ensured.

This issues in consultation with Stores Directorate of Ministry of Railways.

DA: As Above.

Sd/-

(A. K. Vohra)

Executive Director Elect. Engg. (G)

Railway Board.
 

Copy to:-

1. CEEs, All Indian Railways.

2. COS, All Indian railways.

3. CEE/ ICF, Chennai. This disposes of his letter No. MD/DSS/SPEC/211 dated 5.5.00.

4 CEE, RCF, Kapurthala. This disposes of his letter no. ED-2009 dated 24.4.00.

5. ED(PS&EMU), RDSO, Lucknow. This disposes of his letter no. EL/8.1.10 dated 5.4.00 & No. EL/8.5.20.IA dated 4.1.01 & 5.2.01.

6. AM(RS), Railway Board.

Annexure A

Annexure to Board's letter no. 99/Elect(G)/165/116 dated 14.2.01.

(A) Items where preparation specification/drawings/capacity assessment and prototype are to be undertaken by RDSO.


 


(B) Items where drawings/specifications have been prepared by ICF/RCF and are procuring this item at present as per their approved list. Now it is proposed that RDSO should go through these specifications with a view to standardize and issue one common specification. The source approvals, capacity assessment/ development for such items will continue to be as at present. However, prototype testing will be done by RDSO.

Eqpt. Preparation of drawings/ spec ifications Cap/capability assesment & approval of sources of dev./ regular orders Placement of developmental orders Prototype clearance
. E R E R E R E R
Vane Realy ICF/RCF RDSO ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF
Pre cooling transformer cum rectifier unit ICF/RCF RDSO ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF
Step down transformer 50 kva, 750/415V3 phase RDSO RDSO ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF
Distribution transformer 3 kva, 415/190 V 3 ICF RDSO ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF

(C) Items where drawings/specifications have been prepared by ICF/RCF and are procuring this item at present as per their approved list. Now it is proposed that RDSO should go through these specifications with a view to standardize and issue one common specification. The source approval/capacity assessment/development and prototype testing for such items will continue to be as at present. The zonal Railways will follow ICF/RCF approved sources for such items.
 

Eqpt. Preparation of drawings/ spec ifications Cap/capability assessment & approval of sources of dev./ regular orders Placement of developmental orders Prototype clearance
. E R E R E R E R
Fluroscent light fittings ICF/RCF RDSO ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF
Fluoscent tube light IS IS & RDSO ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF
Fuses IS IS & RDSO ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF
Battery box ICF/RCF RDSO ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF
FRP tray for battery box ICF/RCF RDSO ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF
Junction box cum rotary switches ICF/RCF RDSO ICF/RCF ICF/RCF & RLY ICF/RCF ICF/RCF & RLY ICF/RCF ICF/RCF & RLY
Distribution fuse board ICF/RCF RDSO ICF/RCF ICF/RCF & RLY ICF/RCF ICF/RCF & RLY ICF/RCF ICF/RCF & RLY
Inter vehicular coupler ICF/RCF RDSO ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF
Power car power Panel ICF/RCF RDSO ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF
Rotary switch ICF/RCF RDSO ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF
Pre cooling plug and socket ICF/RCF RDSO ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF
Diesel generating set 250 kw, 750 V, 3 phase 3 wire ICF RDSO ICF ICF ICF ICF ICF ICF
Cable PVC aluminium IS & ICF RDSO ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF
Cable PVC copper IS & ICF RDSO ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF
Ceiling light fittings ICF/RCF RDSO ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF
Night light fittings ICF/RCF RDSO ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF
Reading light fittings ICF/RCF RDSO ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF
Toggle switch ICF/RCF RDSO ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF ICF/RCF

 

(D) For items where drawings/ specifications where either approved by RDSO or ICF but are not used for manufacture of new coaches at presents due to change in technology and are required as spare for the railways like underslung equipments for air conditioned coaches. Zonal Railways will follow RDSO/ ICF drawings/ Specifications approved sources.

S. No. Equipment
(i) Refrigerant compressor- open type
(ii) Compressor motor (110V dc/415V 3 phase ac)
(iii) Condenser motor (110V dc/415V 3 phase ac)
(iv) Evaporator motor (110V dc/415V 3 phase ac)
(v) AC control panel
(vi) Power panel
(vii) Comp motor tyre coupling
(viii) Condenser fan unit
(xi) Refrigerant condenser unit
(x) Condenser fan
(xi) Dehydrator cum filter
(xii) Refrigerant Evaporator Unit
(xiii) Evaporator blower fan
(xiv) Evaporator heater
(xv) Refrigerant copper pipe bends etc.

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD.


No. 98/Elect(G)/107/2                                                                                                                New Delhi, dt. 23.3.01

The General Manager,
ICF
Chennai

The General Manager
RCF
Kapurthala

Sub : Provision  of 3rd fan in GS coaches.

ICF's proposal for provision of 3rd fan per bay in GS coaches as contained in their letter No. MD/DSS/TL/192 dated 2.12.2000 and as raised by  Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railway: during the visit of study Group II to ICF on 15.11.00 has been examined. if has been  decoded that initially ICF & RCF will manufacture 5 GS coaches with 3 fans per  bay. Number of these coaches to this office for evaluating the efficacy of 3 fans giving relief to passengers with corresponding increases in nose level

( S K Saxena )
Director Elect. Egg. (G)
Railway Board.

Copy to :-

1. CEE RCF Kapurthala.

2. GEE. ICF, Chennai. This  disposes of ICFs letter No MD/DSS/TL/192 dated 2.12 00.

3. The Exeo. Director (PS&EMU), RDSO. Lucknow w. r. t.  his letter No EL/6.12.39/D9 dated 14. 3. 01

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD.

No. 98/M(C)/140/10                                                                                                             New Delhi, dt. 20/24.4.01

The General Manger,

All India Railways

Sub. provision of Traffic & Maintenance Spares for coaching Stock.

It has been observed that various Railways are following differing percentages for provision of Maintenance and Traffic spares while working out the requirements of Coaching Stock. The position has been jointly reviewed by Coaching and Mechanical Directorates in Board's office and it has been decided that the requirements of spares as a percentage of bare requirements should be worked out in accordance with the details tabulated below. These provisions should be followed with immediate effect and the actual requirements re-worked by the Zonal railways. These instructions are in super cession of ail previous instructions on the subject issued either by Coaching Directorate or Mechanical Dte. of Board's office.

                                                                                                                       Provision of spares as A% of Bare reqts.

Gauge Coach type Permitted maintenance spares Permitted traffic spares Permitted total spares
 
 BG Non AC 10% l2.5% .
. AC (Other than Raj/Shatabdi) 12% 12.5% 24.5%
. AC (Raj/Shatabdi) 12% 5% 17%
MG Non AC 10% 5% 15%
. AC 12% 3% 15%

The provision of maintenance spares should be worked out on Divisional s and traffic spares on Zonal railway basis and such spare coaches should based at depots/stations to be decided by the concerned CME/COM.

Compliance of these instructions be ensured a feedback on review of total requirements vis-a-vis holdings as on 1.5.2001 be  submitted to Board latest by 31.5.2001.
 

Sd/-                                                                                                                                                                                     

 Sd/-

(M.N. Chopra)                                                                                                                                       (R. Mehrotra)

ED (Coaching)                                                                                                                                       EDME (Coaching)

Copy to: CMEs & COMs, All Indian Railways.
 

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD.

No. 98Elect(G)/114/3 Pt                                                                                                      New Delhi, Dated 27.8.2001

Director General,
RDSO,
Manak Nagar ,
Lucknow.

Sub:  Issue of Separate Specification for 25 KVA inverter for AC coaches Viz. On Board & Underslung version.

Ref: Your letter No. EL/7.7.7.8 dated 7.2.2001 & 15.8.2001.

In view of the advantages enumerated by RDSO vide their letter under reference, Board (ML) has approved the procurement of 30% of the quantity of 25 KVA inverters for AC coaches with underslung version from the next contractual period i.e. 2002-03. The quantity of underslung inverters shall be increased to 50% during 2003-04, 75% during 2004-05 and 100% during 2005-06 depending upon the initial/life cycle costs and technical performance advantages/satisfaction. It has also been decided that RDSO shall issue separate technical specifications for two version of inverters viz. On Board & Underslung.

in view of the above, you are advised to issue separate specifications for On Board & Underslung type of 25 KVA inverters for AC coaches at the earliest.

Sd/-

(R.P.Rehan)

Executive Director Elec. Engg(G)

Railway Board.

Copy to: (1) GIWRCF -for making necessary modification in the mechanical design of AC coaches. This is in reference to your Setter no. ED-2009 dt. 11.8.2001.

(2) GM/ICF - for similar necessary action please.

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. 2001/Elect(G)/165/3                                                                                           New Delhi, dated: 7.9.2001

General Managers
Ail Indian Railways/Production Units
Metro Railway, Kolkata
DG/RDSO, Lucknow

Sub: Decentralisation of procurement of Electrical items.

The issue of decentralization of Electrical items being procured at Board's level  was under consideration since quite some time. With a view to reduce the lead time m procurement of stores, following electrical items hitherto being procured at Board's level have been decentralized in terms of Board's letter no.99/RS(G)/779/13 dated 4.9.2001 (copy enclosed):

1. Lead Acid Batteries 8 Volt/450 AH for BG Diesel Locos.
2. Lead Acid Batteries 8 Volt/290 AH for MG Diesel Locos.
3. Lead Acid Train Lighting batteries 120 AH for coaches.
4. Lead Acid batteries 210 AH & 800 AH batteries for AC coaches
5. Brushtess Alternators 4.5 KW for Train Lighting
6. Brushtess Alternators 25 KW for AC coaches.
7. Train Lighting Lamps for coaches and Loco Headlight lamps
8. RC Fans (all types) for coaches
9. Power Transformer.

While the above decision provides for greater and desired flexibility and leverage for effective and timely material management, it also devolves higher responsibility on the part of the Railways in terms of quality, cost and inventory control. Keeping the above objective in view, the guidelines mentioned below shall be followed while procuring these stores at Railways level;

(i)  Effective discharge of the responsibility of reasonableness of rates shall be ensured, in this context, technology efficient tools such as e-mail, telephone and Fax communication "should be used for collective date from other units/Railways.

(ii) Procurement to be made only from RDSO's approved sources as per Part-I & Part- II list of approved suppliers issued by RDSO and as per extant instructions & guidelines issued by Railway Board from time to time on the subject.

(iii) Board's instructions regarding approval of sources of items pertaining to Train Lighting and AC coaches have already been circulated vide Board's letter no. 99/Eiec(G)/165/16 dt.14.2.2001 (copy enclosed), it is reiterated that the provisions regarding preparation of specification/capability assessment, prototype testing, development of new sources and other guidelines as contained in Board's aforesaid letter shall be strictly adhered to.

DA: as above.

Sd/-

(R.P.Rehan)

Executive Director Elec.Engg.(G)

Railway Board.

Copy for information and necessary action to:

1. Chief Electrical Engineers, A!! Indian Railways, Production Units & Metro Railway/Kolkata.

2. C.O.S, All Indian Railways, Production Units & Metro Railway/Calcutta..

3. FA & CAO, All Indian Railways, Production Units & Metro Railway/Kolkata


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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD.


No. 99/Elect.(G)/165/2                                                                                                     New Delhi, dt. 3.10.01

Executive Director (PS&EMU),
RDSO,
Manak Nagar,
Lucknow.

Sub: Inspection of electrical equipment of AC & TL coaches by RDSO.

Ref: RDSO DO letter no EL/8.5.10.1 A dated 5.9.01.

Further to this office letter of even number dated 9.10.00, it has been decided that henceforth the inspection of RMPUs for AC coaches shall be carried out by RITES subject to the following:

1 Whenever there is change in specification the inspection shall revert back to RDSO till the product to such specification stabilises (to be determined by RDSO).

2. Thereafter, inspection can be done by RITES/ Production Units subject to inspection of first lot (a minimum of 10 nos. to be offered for inspection) against each order by Railway Board to be inspected and cleared bv RDSO.

3, RDSO will carry out necessary tests periodically to maintain the quality of the product.

Sd/-

( R. P. Rehan )

Exec. Director Elect. Engg. (G) Railway Board.

Copy to: EDRS (C)/Railway Board.


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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD.

No. 99/Elect.(G)/165/2                                                                                                    New Delhi, dt. 12.10.01

Chief Electrical Engineers,

All Indian Railways.

Executive Director (PS&EMU),

RDSO, Manak Nagar,

Lucknow.

Sub: Inspection of electrical equipment of AC & TL coaches by RDSO.

The issue regarding nomination of inspecting agencies for carrying out acceptance test for number of electrical items for Air condition and Train Lighting coaches was under consideration of Board since quit sometime. After careful consideration, it has now been decided that henceforth the inspection of following electrical items of AC & TL coaches against the contracts placed by Railway Board/Production Units & Zonal Railways shall be carried out by M/s RITES.

1. 25 KVA inverters for AC coaches.

2. RMPU for AC coaches.

3. 1100 Ah VRLA batteries for AC coaches.

4. 120 Ah, 210 Ah, 450 Ah & 800 Ah lead acid batteries for AC & TL coach application.

5. 4.5 KW & 25 KW alternators for AC & TL coaches.

6. Railway carriage fans.

However, the above inspection by RITES shall be subject to the following:

a. Whenever there is change in specification for the above items the inspection shall revert back to RDSO till the product to such specification stabilises (to be determined by RDSO).

b. RDSO shall also carryout necessary tests from time to time as considered necessary to maintain the quality of the product (to be determined by RDSO).

Kindly acknowledge the receipt of this letter.

Sd/-

( R. P. Rehan)

Exec. Director Elect. Engg. (G) Railway Board.

Copy to: 1. COS, All Indian Railways, ICF & RCF for necessary action.

2. MD, RITES, ND for kind information.

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD.

No. 2001 /Elect.(G)/170/7                                                                                                   New Delhi, dt. 29.10.01

General Managers,

All Indian Railways.

Sub: Resting facilities for AC coach attendants and incharges.

In continuation with the Board's letter no. E(LL)83/HER/1-2 dated 27.6.85, it is reiterated that escorting staff attached with AC coaches may take rest in the AC coach itself wherever rest facilities are not available in the nature of running/rest room. To avoid any harassment during stay in AC coaches, it is advised that Zonal Railways shall issue identity cards with authorisation to all AC escorting staff permitting them to take rest only at destination stations in one of the AC coach of the train, earmarked for the purpose by the Railway.

This issues in consultation with Security Dte. of Railway Board.


Sd/-

( R. P. Rehan)

Exec. Director Elect. Engg. (G)

Railway Board.

Copy forwarded for information & n/a to: CEEs/ All Indian Railways.

Sd/-

(R. P. Rehan)

Exec. Director Elect. Engg. (G) Railway Board.

Copy forwarded for information & n/a to: CSCs/ All Indian Railways - To issue necessary directives to RPF personnel.

Sd/-

( R. P. Rehan)

Exec. Director Elect. Engg. (G) Railway Board.

Copy to:-

1. The General Secy., NFIR, ND.

2. The General Secy., AIRF, ND.

3. All Member of Departmental & National Council.

4. Secretary, Staff side, National Council, 13-C Ferozeshah Rd, ND.

Sd/-

For Secretary, Railway Board.
 

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD.

No. 98/Elect.(G)/114/3 Pt.                                                                                                   New Delhi, dt. 27.11.01

Director General,

RDSO,

Manak Nagar,

Lucknow.

Sub: Issue of separate specification for 25 KVA inverter for AC coaches viz. on board & underslung version.

Ref: Your letter no. EL.7.7.8 dated 7.2.01 & 15.5.01.

In view of the advantages enumerated by RDSO vide their letter under reference, Board (ML) has approved the procurement of 80% of the quantity of 25 KVA inverters for AC coaches with underslung version from the next commercial period i.e. 2002-03. The quantity of underslung inverters shall be increased to 50% during 2003-04, 75% during 2004-05 and 100% during 2005-06 depending upon the initial/life cycle costs and technical performance advantages satisfaction. It has also been decided that RDSO shall issue separate technical specifications for two version of inverters viz. on board & underslung.

In view of the above, you are advised to issue separate specification for on board & underslung type of 25 KVA inverters for AC coaches at the earliest.

Sd/-

( R. P. Rehan )

Exec. Director Elect. Engg. (G)

Railway Board.

Copy to:

1. GM/RCF - for making necessary modification in the mechanical design of AC coaches. This is in reference to your letter no ED-2009 dt. 11.8.01.

2. GM/ICF - for similar necessary action please.

 

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.2000/Elect.(G)/114/1                                                                                                          New Delhi dt: 04.02.2002.

Chief Electrical Engineer/Northern Railway,

Chief Electrical Engineer/Southern Railway,

Sub: Procurement of Electronic thermostat for RMPUs.

Ref: 1. RDSO's speclciation no. RDSO/PE/Spec/AC/0020-2000(Rev-0) 2. EL/7.1/27/J9 dated 30.01.02.

The matter regarding development of electronic thermostat for RMPUs of AC coaches has been under consideration in Board's office for quite some time RDSO has developed specification no.RDSO/PE/Spec/AC/0020-2000(Rev-0) for electronic thermostat. The prototype developed by M/s. Maynard and M/s. Sidwal or this item has also been approved by RDSO vide their letter under reference W above whereas the prototype testing of the equipment offered by M/s A Paul is under process.

In order to  conduct the field trails on electronic thermostat, it has been to procure 40 nos. of electronic thermostat each by Northern Railway and southern Railway to RDSO's  above specification. These electronic thermostat shall be mounted on RMPUs of AC coaches in one of the rake on following nominated trains:

1. NR- Train no. 2401/2402, 2417/2418, 2925/2926 & 2403/2404

2. SR- Tram no. 6007/6008, 6121/6122, 2621/2622 & 2759/2760

After fitment, these electronic thermostat shall undergo a field trial for a period of 9 months. The report on the field Performance of these equipments be submitted to RDSO on quarterly basis under intimation to this office.

Board be kept appraised of the procurement action and the field performance.

Sd/-
(Lt. Col. V.K.Raheja)

Exec. Director Elec. Engg(G)

Railway Board.

Copy to ED(PS&EMU), RDSO- w.r.t his letter no. EL/7.1/27/J9 dt 12 11 01 & monitoring the performance of electronic thermostat..
 

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No.95/Elec(G)/114/11                                                                                                  New Delhi, dated 15.04.2002

Chief Electrical Engineers,

Central Railway, CSTM, Mumbai,

Eastern Railway, Fairlie Place, Kolkata,

Northern Railway, Baroada House, New Delhi,

North Eastern Railway, Gorakhpur,

Northeast Frontier Railway, Guwahati,

Southern Railway, Park Town, Chennai,

South Eastern Railway, Kolkata,

Western Railway, Churchgate, Mumbai.

Sub: Inadequacy of linen space on ACCN type coaches. Ref: 99/RS(G)/779/13dtd.11.10.01

In order to solve the issue of inadequate linen space on 52 nos. of ACCN SG coaches manufactured by RCF during 1994-95, Board has decided that the long term solution for the identified 52 ACCN coaches with inadequate linen space lies in the development of Under slung inverters for these coaches as the on board space occupied by the inverter may be released for use as linen room.

As sufficient sources for underslung inverters has been developed/under development and the procurement of above item has also been decentralized vide Board's letter under reference, it is advised that the on board inverters of these 52 ACCN coaches (as mentioned in the enclosed list) shall be replaced by underslung version of inverters in a phased manner. The on board space thus released by these inverters shall be utilized for linen space and the released linen space shall be utilized for passengers.

The released on board inverters shall be kept as spares by the Zonal Railways against their future maintenance requirement.

Action taken in this regard be advised to Board's office regularly.

DA: as above

Sd/-

(Lt. Col. V.K-Raheja)
Exec. Director Elec. Engg(G)
Railway Board.

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.2001/Elect(G)/138/3                                                                                               New Delhi, dated: 01.05.2002

Chief Electrical Engineers,

Central Railway, CST, Mumbai.                                  022-2620867
Eastern Railway, Fairlie Place, Kolkata.                       033-2200446
Northern Railway, Baroda House, New Delhi.                011-3387198
N.E. Railway, Gorakhpur.                                          0531-200552
N.F. Railway, Guwahati.                                           0361-570505
Southern Railway, Chennai.                                      044-5355371
S.C. Railway, Secunderabad.                                    040-7832445
S.E. Railway, Garden Reach, Kolkata.                         033-4391566
Western Railway, Churchgate, Mumbai.                       022-2014183

       
Sub: Manpower Planning -Offline activities.

Ref: Board's letter of even number dt.2.11.01 & 17.04.02.


In partial modification of the instructions contained in Board's letters under reference on the above subject, the following changes are made in respect of RMPUs and inverters of AC coaches.
 

Action plan for the other items and the other guidelines mentioned in Board's letter under reference shall remain unchanged.

Sd/-
(Lt. Col.V.K.Raheja)
Exec. Director Elec.Engg(G)
Railway Board.

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)



NO. 2000/Elec(G)/138/2                                                                                             New Delhi, dated 29.05.02

Chief Electrical Engineer,                                   Chief Electrical Engineer,
Northern Railway                                              South Eastern Railway,
Baroada House                                                 Kolkata.

New Delhi.

ED(PS&EMU), RDSO

Manak Nagar,

Lucknow.

Sub: Review of yard stick for AC & TL coaches.

Vide Para 5.6 of the Board's letter of even no. dated 02.05.01 regarding record notes of discussion of CESEs meeting held on 18.04.01, a committee consisting of CEE/NR, CEE/ER, CEE/SER and ED(PS&EMU)/RDSO (as convener) was nominated to review the existing yard stick of maintenance and escorting staff for AC coaches as well as maintenance staff for TL coaches. The committee was to submit its report by 31.07.01.

The issue of yard stick for AC & TL coaches again came up for discussion during the recently concluded CESE Conference on 30.04.02 wherein Board (ML) has expressed serious concern regarding delay in submitting the report by the committee.

As benchmarking of TC & AC escorting staff is being monitored personally by CRB, Railways has been advised again vide Para 13 of the Minutes of Meeting issued vide this office letter of even no. dt. 14.05.02 that the committee should submit its report by 30.06.02 positively.

In view of the above, it is requested that the committee should adhere to the revised target for submission of the report.

Sd/-
(Lt.Col.V.K.Raheja)
Exec. Director Elec.Engg.(G)
Railway Board.
 

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

98/Elec(G)/180/6 Pt..                                                                                                          New Delhi, Dated: 3.6.2002.

The General managers,

All Indian Railways.

Sub: Provision of Fluorescent light fittings in BG TL coaches


In continuation of Board's letters of even no. dt. 13.04.1999 & 27.11.2000, Board has further decided that in addition to BG Mail/Exp passenger coaches, all the remaining BG passenger coaches with incandescent lamps should also be provided with fluorescent tube light and fittings. Therefore, all BG passenger coaches both for Mail/Express passenger rakes should be equipped with fluorescent tube light and fittings. This work should be done during POH in workshop over the next three years under "Revenue"

This issues with the concurrence of Finance Dte. of Ministry of Railways.

Please acknowledge receipt.

Sd/-

(S K. Saxena)

Director Electrical Engg.(G)

Railway Board.

Copy for information and necessary action to:

Chief Electrical Engineers - All Indian Railways.

Sd/-

(S K. Saxena)

Director Electrical Engg.(G)

Railway Board.

Copy for information and necessary action to:

FA & CAOs - All Indian Railways

Sd/-

For Financial Commissioner/Railways

Copy to - DF(S)-I, F(S)I, F(X)-II, M(W)- Railway Board for information please. In file no.99/Elec(G)/165/1 - Compendium of instructions for ACTL coaches.

 

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. 2001 /Elect(G)/165/2                                                                                             New Delhi, dt.07.06.02

Executive Director (PS&EMU).
RDSO,
Manak Nagar,
Lucknow.


Sub: Use of 2V/500 AH VRLA Batteries.

Ref: RDSO letter No. EL/6.7.32 dated 24.05.2002

Vide RDSO letter under reference, it has been proposed to develop VRLA battery of 650 AH capacity for MG AC coaches in place of existing 450 AH lead acid batteries.

As the existing batteries of 450 AH capacity in MG AC coaches are performing satisfactorily and no complaints are being reported, it is advised that the batteries with 450 AH capacity shall continue in MG AC coaches for the time being.

Sd/-
(Lt. Col. V.K.Raheja)
Exec.Director Elec. Engr.(G)
Railway Board.


 

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No 98/Elec(G)/165/1 Pt.1.                                                                                                    New, Delhi, Dated: 10.06.02.

Chief Electrical Engineer,

NR, SR, SER&WR

Sub: Procurement of Electronic Rectifier - cum-Regulating unit (ERRUs) for 4.5KW & 25 KW alternator for field trials.

Ref: Board's letter of even no. dated 17.08.2000

Vide Board's letter under reference, it was advised to procure 10 sets each of Electronic Regulator cum Rectifying Units (ERRUs) for 4.5 kW & 25 kW alternators. In view of the satisfactory performance of these ERRUs as reported by RDSO, it has been decided to conduct further trials on these ERRUs. Accordingly you are advised to procure 15 more sets each of ERRUs for 4.5 kW and 25 kW alternators in addition to 10 sets already procured for conducting further field trials.

Action taken in this regard be advised to Board.

Sd/-

(Lt.Col.V.K.Raheja)

Exec.Director Elec.Engg.(G)

Railway Board

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. 2002/Elec(G)/165/2                                                                                                       New Delhi, dt. 28.06.02

General Managers,
All Indian Railways & ICF/ Chennai & RCF/Kapurthaia.
Chief Electrical Engineers,
All Indian Railways & ICF/ Chennai & RCF/Kapurthala.

Sub: Use of batteries with PP-CP container for TL coaches. Ref: RDSO's letter No. EL/DSE-8/Confdl. dated 4.3.02 & 22.5.02.

In view of the satisfactory performance and advantages of PP-CP containers enumerated by RDSO vide their letters under reference, Board (ML) has approved switching over of 6V,120 Ah batteries from hard rubber container to PP-CP containers in the following phased manner:-

i) To procure 6V 120 Ah batteries with PP-CP container upto 40% of their total requirement during 2002-03.

ii) To procure 6V 120 Ah batteries with PP-CP container upto 60% of their total requirement during 2003-04 as by that time some more sources will be cleared by RDSO with PP-CP container,

iii) To complete switchover to 6V to 120 Ah batteries with PP-CP container during 2004-05 subject to performance review by RDSO.

iv) All those firms who have been cleared by RDSO may be asked to supply 100% of their ordered quantity for batteries with PP-CP container only.

Zonal Railways will submit feedback regarding performance of these batteries in the prescribed Porforma to RDSO on quarterly basis for monitoring the field performance.

Sd/-

(Lt. Col. V. K. Raheja)

Exec. Director Electrical Engg. (G)

Railway Board.

Copy to:-

1. ED(PS&EMU)/ RDSO- He is requested to circulate the proforma to all Zonal Railways for monitoring the performance of 6V 120Ah batteries with PP-CP container. Board be kept apprised of the performance on quarterly basis till 100% switchover is affected.

2. Controller of Stores, All Indian Railways, ICF & RCF.

 

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. 2001/Elec.(G)/165/2                                                                                                        New Delhi, dt. 01.07.02

Controller of Stores,

All Indian Railways & Production Units

Sub: Procurement of 6V 120 Ah TL batteries with PP-CP container.

Ref: RDSO's letter No. EL/DSE-8/Confdl. dated 4.3.02 & 22.5.02.


In view of the satisfactory performance and advantages of PP-CP containers enumerated by RDSO vide their letters under reference, Board (ML) has approved switching over of 6V,120 Ah batteries from hard rubber container to PP-CP containers in the following phased manner-

i) To procure 6V 120 Ah batteries with PP-CP container upto 40% of their total requirement during 2002-03.

ii) To procure 6V 120 Ah batteries with PP-CP container upto 60% of their total requirement during 2003-04 as by that time some more sources will be cleared by RDSO with PP-CP container,

iii) To complete switchover to 6V to 120 Ah batteries with PP-CP container during 2004-05 subject to performance review by RDSO.

iv) All those firms who have been cleared by RDSO may be asked to supply 100% of their ordered quantity for batteries with PP-CP container only.

It is therefore requested that while procurement of 6V 120 Ah TL batteries for coaches the above mentioned instructions may be followed.

Sd/-

(Lt. Col. V. K. Raheja )

Exec. Director Electrical Engg. (G)

Railway Board.
 

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)


No.2002/Elec(G)/114/1                                                                                                  New Delhi, Dt.22.07.2002

Director General,

RDSO,

Manak Nagar,

Lucknow.

Sub: Adoption of Underslung version of 25 kVA 3-phase inverters for AC coaches.

Ref: 1. Board's letter of even no. dated 27.08.01

         2. RDSO's letter no. EL/72.2.8 DT. 17.06.2002.


In continuation to Board's letter of even no. dated 27.08.01 and in view of the satisfactory performance of 25 kVA underslung inverters as stated by RDSO vide their letter under reference (2) above, Board (ML) has decided the following cut-in-schedule for AC coaches with underslung inverters depending upon the intial/life cycle coasts and technical performance advantages/satisfaction.

a) 60% underslung inverter during 2003-04,

b) 100% underslung inverter during 2004-05.

Kindly acknowledge the receipt of the letter.

Sd/-
(Lt. Col. V.K.Raheja)
Exec. Director Elec. Engg.(G)
Railway Board

Copy to

1. GM/ICF for kind information and necessary action please.
2. GM/RCF for kind information and necessary action please.

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.98/Elec.(G)/165/1/Part I                                                                                                   New Delhi, dt. 30.7.2002

General Managers,

Integral Coach Factory, Chennai,
Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala.

Sub: Procurement of Electronic thermostats for RMPUs.

The matter regarding development of electronic thermostat for RMPUs of AC coaches has been under consideration in Board's office for quite some time. RDSO has developed specification no. RDSO/PE/SPEC/AC/0020-2000 (Rev-0) for electronic thermostat. The prototype developed by M/s Maynard, M/s Sidwal and M/s A. Paul for this item has already been approved by RDSO vide their letter no. EL/7.1.27/J9 dt. 23.07.02.

In view of the above, Board (ML) has decided that 20% AC coaches to be manufactured and to be turned out during 2002-03 should be with electronic thermostat on RMPUs as per RDSO specification no. RDSO/PE/SPEC/AC/0020-2000 (Rev-0).

Kindly acknowledge the receipt of the letter.

Sd/-
(Lt. Col. V. K. Raheja)
Exec. Director Electrical Engg.(G)
Railway Board.

Copy to: 1. CEE/RCF, Kapurthala & CEE/ICF, Perambur, Chennai, for information and necessary action please.

               2. ED (PS & EMU), RDSO, LKO for information please.

 

 

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
( RAILWAY BOARD )

No: 98/Elec.(G)/138/12                                                                                                           New Delhi, dt. 9.8.2002

Chief Electrical Engineers,

Central Railway, CSTM, Mumbai.

Eastern Railway, Fairlie Place, Calcutta.

Northern Railway, Baroda House, New Delhi.

North Eastern Railway, Gorakhpur.

Northeast Frontier Railway, Guwahati.

Southern Railway, Park Town, Chennai.

S.C Railway, Secundrabad.

S.E Railway, Calcutta, Garden Reach, Calcutta.

Western Railway, Churchgate, Mumbai.

Sub: - Wearing of uniforms by AC coach attendants and Coach attendants.

Instructions already exist regarding wearing of uniforms along with arm bands by ACCI/ACCM/ACCA (escorting staff) vide Board's letter No. 83/Elect-1/138/8 dated 24/25.10.85. ML during his address in CESE conference held in Board's office on 30.4.02 has reiterated that "discipline regarding wearing of uniform by ACCI/ACCM/ACCA shall be enforced. It is hereby reiterated that all escorting staff shall be in uniform along with armbands during duty. The officers shall carry out surprise inspection and if the staff is not found in uniform, necessary action shall be taken against the staff.

Railways are requested to ensure strict compliance of the same and a report in this regard be sent to Board's office.

Sd/-

( Lt. Col. V.K. Raheja )

Ex. Director Electrical Engg.(G)

Railway Board.

 


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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAY
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. 99/Elect(G)/165/16                                                                                                            New Delhi dated 18.9.02

General Managers,

Central Railway, CST, Mumbai.
Eastern Railway, Fairlie Place, Kolkata
Northern Railway, Baroda House, New Delhi.
N.E. Railway, Gorakhpur.
N.F. Railway, Guwahati.
Southern Railway, Chennai.
S.C. Railway, Secunderabad.
S.E. Railway, Garden Reach, Kolkata.
Western Railway, Churchgate, Mumbai
Integral Coach Factory, Chennai
Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala.

Sub: Development of sources for TL lamps.

Ref: Board's letter Nos. (1) 99/Elect(G)/165/16 dated 14.2.2001 & (2) 99/Elect(G)/165/2 dated 12/17.10.2001

In partial modification of the instructions issued vide letters under reference the capacity/ capability assessment and approval of sources for development/ regular order and placement of development order in respect of the TL lamps appearing in Category TV of the aforesaid Annexure enclosed with the aforesaid instructions is amended as under:-

With the introduction of Fluorescent tube light fittings in the newly manufactured coaches as well as due to the conversion of all the existing coaches with lamp fittings to fluorescent tube light fittings by all the Railways the use of lamp fittings in the coaches will be phased out in near future in all BG coaches. Therefore, all kinds of train lighting lamps. Therefore item provided for in Para (A) of Annexure (A) of the Board's letter under reference at (1) above stand deleted from the Annexure and is transferred to Para (D) of the above directives.

The other guidelines as mentioned in the earlier instructions shall remain unchanged.

Sd/-

(Lt. Col. V.K.Raheja)

Exec. Director Electrical. Engg.(G)

Railway Board.

Copy to: 1. Chief Electrical Engineers, All Indian Railways.

               2. Controller of Stores/ All Indian Railways & Prod. Units.

               3. Chief Electrical Engineer/ CORE/ ALD.

               4. Exec. Director (PS & EMU)/ RDSO/LKO. This disposes RDSO letter no. EL/6.4.6/J9 dated 13.6.02.

               5. EDRS (P) Railway Board.