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MILESTONES OF MATUNGA WORKSHOP

  • 1906: Acquisition of land between Dadar and Matunga for Railway workshop is   proposed on 12th April.
  • 1911: Proposal of Carriage & Wagon workshop is sanctioned by Railway board.
  • Cost of marshy land for C&W workshop: Rs.7,93,213/-
  • Cost of construction of workshop and staff quarters: Rs. 94, 35,285/-.
  • 1915: C&W workshop is set up as a repair workshop for coaches and Wagons of the erstwhile  Great Indian Peninsula (GIP) Railway.
  • Out turn of the new workshop was estimated to be 2000 coaches per annum in terms of                 4-wheel unit.
  • Matunga Workshop manufactured shells and converted coaches for military movements, supply of food grains & other ancillary supply during war.
  • 1918-19: First Cell Charging Van manufactured.
  • 1919-20:  Facilities to manufacture Wagons is developed.
  • 1932-33:  New first class, second class, Servant and Restaurant Cars manufactured according to standard design.
  • 1937: First 1st AC coach manufactured by Matunga workshop. It was introduced in                         7 DN  /  8 UP (Calcutta Mail) on 01.12.1937.
  • 1939-40:  Motor trolleys were built for Defence department.
  • 1941-42:  Coaches exported to foreign countries.
  • 1941-42:  12 BG coaches converted to Ambulance train no.27 for Defence department.
  • 1919-20:  Provision of window bars to body side windows (First Safety Measure).
  • 1949-50: Conversion of motor coach to double decker coach. It was put to service to obtain  public opinion.
  • 1953:Tank Wagon Repair Shop is set up at Kurla under Administrative control of Matunga  Workshop.
  • 1954:Special Coach arrangement were made during visit of Marshal Tito, President of the Federal   Republic of Yugoslavia in Dec.
  • 1955:First ART is manufactured having its own operation theatre with latest medical equipment. It was the first of its kind in India.
  • 1957-59: AC twin car coach no. 9000 & 9001 for President of India was manufactured. 
  • 1960: Basic Training Centre is setup.
  • 1963-64: Development of sliding (Mc Gregor type) and swinging (Schindler type) roof attachment for open wagon.
  • 1982:EMU POH activity started at Matunga.
  • 1991-92: 3 coaches are modified for JEEVAN REKHA train, equipped to serve as Hospital on  Rail.
  • 1995: The First DMU - Diesel Push Pull Train between Diva and Vasai is flagged off on  7th  Feb. The coaches were furnished by Matunga Workshop.
  • 2002-03: 8 heritage coaches repaired for 150th anniversary of Indian Railways.
  • 2007-08: Adoption of 18 months POH periodicity from 12 months.
  • 2013: First refurbished rake turned out for Amravati Express.
  • 2014: Fitment of Bio-toilet tanks started.
  • 2013: First of its kind Medical Recovery Van turned out. The coaches are equipped with   modern medical equipment. A generator van provides continuous power supply.
  • 2013: 4 coaches converted to Green Toilet. 
  • 2015: First of its kind, twin toilets provided with vacuum flushing system in II AC coach.
  • 2016: Matunga Workshop celebrates 100 years. Centenary celebration attended by   Hon’ble MR.
  • 2016: CCTV installed in ladies’ compartments of 10 rakes in Sub-urban trains.
  • 2016: Overhauling facilities for Siemens Traction motors developed.
  • 2017: Installation of 20KW Solar Plant in March`2017.
  • 2017: Design & modification into Porto-type Bio-tank to made suitable for Deccan Odyssey coaches. Fitted bio tanks in all lavatories of Deccan Odyssey coaches.
  • 2017: Modification in AC coach Lavatory to avoid foul smell inside the lavatory.
  • 2017: Matunga Workshop got the ISO 3834, ISO 50001, 5S and Green Co rating Certification.
  • 2018: Matunga Workshop has converted a DEMU coach into a Self-Propelled Inspection  Car (CR 15493).
  • 2018: Matunga Workshop designed, developed, fabricated & commissioned an    Automatic & Digital DV Test Bench, in house.
  • 2018: Matunga Workshop got the NABL-ISO/IES 17205:2005 certification.
  • 2019: Matunga Workshop has completed SS-2schedule and turned-out Ist LHB coach on 05.01.2019.
  • 2019: First workshop on Indian Railways to be certified with ISMISO - 4500:2018
  • 2019: POH of 6 DEMUTC coach
  • 2019: Turned out UTKRUSH rake for train no. 11311 DN/11312 UP Solapur-Hasan express.
  • 2019: First workshop on Indian Railways to implement Industry 4.0
  • Commissioning of 1.05 MW Solar power.
  • 2020: CTRB section developed as center of excellence.
  • 2020: Commissioning of 40 KLD capacity SDP
  • 2020: Commencement of LHB SS1 work.
  • 2021: Turned out 100 LHB SS1 coaches.
  • 2021: Commencement of Welding training under Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana (RKVY)

A FEW FIRSTs OF MATUNGA WORKSHOP

  • First Workshop to start provision of bogie mounted air brake system in 1993-94.
  • First Workshop to start the concept of End Life Rehabilitation in EMU coaches in the year 1998.  
  • First Railway Workshop in Indian Railways to get ISO-9001 Certification in the year 2001.
  • First Railway Workshop in Indian Railways to get ISO-14001 Certification in the year 2002. 
  • First Railway coaching workshop in Indian Railways to convert 100% of Mail/Express rakes into Air brake in the year 2002.
  • First Workshop in Indian Railways to provide consultancy for ISO 9001:2000 Certificate to another unit (Kalyan Freight Depot in the year 2003).
  • First Workshop in Central Railway and only second in Indian Railways to introduce payment of salary to incentive workers through ECS in November 2003. 
  • First Workshop on Indian Railways to start cleaning of bogies by Grit blasting & improve safety standards of Rolling stock in 2004.
  • First Workshop on Indian Railways to provide all coaches with Bogie Mounted Air Brake System by the end of Jan.2011. 
  • First Workshop on Indian Railways to start Cushioning in Unreserved Coaches from Oct. 2008. All coaches have been completed by Jan.2011. 
  • First Workshop on Indian Railways to start use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) March`2017.
  • First Workshop to develop vertical gardens on walls during 2018.
  • First Workshop in Indian Railways to get ISO 45001:2018 for implementing Occupational Health & Safety Management System.




Source : Central Railway / Indian Railways Portal CMS Team Last Reviewed : 11-11-2021  


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