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Chennai-Mysore Shatabdi Express Becomes Southern Railway's First Integrated Management Systems Certified Train

Swarajya Staff

Oct 29, 2021, 10:57 AM | Updated 10:57 AM IST

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The Chennai-Mysore-Chennai Shatabdi Express has become the first Integrated Management Systems (IMS) certified train of Southern Railway.

It has also become the first Shatabdi train and second mail/express train of Indian Railways to receive the IMS certification.

"This certification has been granted by the certification agency after comprehensive audit and duly verifying adherence by Railways to all laid down norms," the Ministry of Railways said in a statement on Thursday (28 October).

"Train No. 12007/12008, Dr MGR Chennai Central – Mysore Jn – Dr MGR Chennai Central Shatabdi Express service is the first ever train service of Southern Railway to bag IMS Certification with ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 & ISO 45001:2018 Certifications," the ministry said.

The primary maintenance of the train is handled by Basin Bridge Coaching Depot of Chennai Division.

Southern Railway General Manager John Thomas inspected the train service and felicitated the team of Officers and Staff of Basin Bridge Depot whose concerted efforts bagged the IMS Certification for the premier train, the ministry said.

Thomas also presented the IMS Certification to Coach Depot Officer of Basin Bridge.

The ministry said that Chennai-Mysore-Chennai Shatabdi Express train, which was introduced in May 1994, presently runs as Special service train.

It is the first ISO 9001:2001 certified train in Southern Railway, obtaining the certification in June 2007.

According to the Railways Ministry, other significant features of the train include:

• Running on Head-On-Generation (HOG) thereby reducing pollution and prevention of resource depletion (Diesel)

• Maintaining 100 per cent passenger amenities in working condition, 100 per cent HOG and 100 per cent bio digester toilet operations and 100 per cent functional sub-pantry equipment

• Quality air conditioning, lighting and other electrical amenities. Special features

• On board house keeping facility (5-stage cleaning)

• Energy conservation through LED lights and electrical fittings

• Braille signage seat indication number

• Pre-loaded Wi-fi Infotainment System

• Automatic sliding door closer for passenger coupe in Executive coach

• Reflective coach indication and toilet Toilet Occupancy Indication

• Aesthetic vinyl wrapping for coach interiors

• Automatic air fresheners for passenger coupes and toilets

• Comfortable seats with high quality upholstery

• All the coaches are provided with fire extinguishers with fire suppression system fitted in power cars

• Unified information sticker in all coaches with emergency contact numbers for the benefit of passengers.

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