The design of the facility is based on Shinkansen maintenance facilities at Sendai and Kanazawa in Japan.
Around 250 types of more than 800 numbers of specialised machineries required to inspect and maintain the rolling stock will be procured from Japan for this depot, including checking for vibrations, temperature, and noise which are critical for high speed running and will ensure passenger comfort.
The contract agreement ceremony was attended by NHSRCL Managing Director Rajendra Prasad, Director Rolling Stock Vijay Kumar, along with other Directors, officials from the Embassy of Japan, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Government of Japan, JICC and JICA.
The depot will have all safety features to ensure safe and reliable maintenance of high-speed trainsets.
In order to provide a safe and healthy work environment, the depot will have latest architectural features like proper ventilation, noise and dust suppression, safety features, facility of rain water harvesting, natural lighting in addition to LED based artificial lighting systems and provision to install solar panels on the roof of sheds and buildings in future.
The facility will be equipped with various modern systems like building management system, IT and data network system, fire detection and alarm system, access control system etc.
The Sabarmati workshop and depot will be an optimally designed facility including the buildings and sheds. The preparatory works for the construction of the facility are already in progress under another package.
Arun Kumar Das is a senior journalist covering railways. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
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