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27/09/2011

Indian Railways to get its most powerful diesel locomotive WDG-5

Indian Railways to get its most powerful diesel locomotive WDG-5

Locomotive major Electro-Motive Diesel Monday said it has completed the design for a high-horsepower locomotive for the Indian Railways.

According to the company, the new design – WDG5 – would be developed into the most powerful diesel locomotive in the country with a power output of 5,500 bhp.

“This diesel locomotive has an output of 5,500 bhp, which will make it the strongest diesel locomotive ever to run on the Indian rail network,” the company said in a statement.

The company further said that the locomotive has a tractive effort of 560 kn and can pull more load at higher speeds with less emissions than engines which are currently in use.

“We have great confidence that the WDG5 will be the locomotive of tomorrow for Indian Railways,” said Glen Lehmann, chief marketing officer, international, Electro-Motive Diesel.

The design entails the usage of modern technologies like electronic fuel injection and more.

“It includes electronic fuel injection, radial grids and high adhesion, lightweight fabricated bogies,” Lehman said.

The interiors of the locomotive would have crew-friendly features and modern controls.

“It has modern driver interface and crew-friendly features, such as an air conditioned cab and toilet, which is another first for the Indian Railways’ fleet.”

The new design was completed in collaboration with the Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO) and Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) of the Indian railways.

Currently, the company provides service support to Indian railways’ locomotive facilities at multiple locations.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/transportation/railways/indian-railways-to-get-its-most-powerful-diesel-locomotive/articleshow/10126745.cms

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PME Due Date

Master Circular No. 25



Copy of Railway Board’s letter No. 69/H/3/11 dated 06.12.1974



Subject: Implementation of the Recommendations of the Visual Sub-Committee.



6. Periodical re-examination of serving Railway Employees:



6.l. In order to ensure the continued ability of Railway employees in Classes A l, A 2, A 3, B l and B 2 to discharge their duties with safety, they will be required to appear for re-examination at the following stated intervals throughout their service as indicated below:



6.1.1. Classes A l, A 2 and A 3 —At the termination of every period of three years, calculated from the date of appointment until they attain the age of 45 years, and thereafter annually until the conclusion of their service.



Note: (l) The staff in categories A l, A 2 and A 3 should be sent for special medical examination in the interest of safety under the following circumstances unless they have been under the treatment of a Railway Medical Officer.



(a) Having undergone any treatment or operation for eye trouble irrespective of the duration of sickness.



(b) Absence from duty for a period in excess of 90 days.



(2) If any employee in medical category A has been periodically medically examined at any time within one year prior to his attaining the age of 45, his next medical examination should be held one year from the due date of the last medical examination and subsequent medical examination annually thereafter.



If, however, such an employee has been medically examined, at any time earlier, than one year prior to his attaining the age of 45, his next medical examination should be held on the date he attains the age of 45 and subsequent medical examination annually thereafter.




Ammendment: It was ammended in 1993 as below



Age Group PME Due



Age 00-45 every 4yrs



Age 45-55 every 2yrs



Age 55-60 every year
Details:-
As per Rly Bd's Guideline of Medical Exam issued vide LNo. 88/H/5/12 dated 24-01-1993

a) PME would be done at the termination of every period of 4 years from date of appointment / Initial medical Exam till the date of attainment of age of 45 years, every 2 years upto 55 years & there after annual till retirement.
b) Employees who has been periodically examined at any time within 2years prior to his attaining the age of 45years would be examined after 2years from the date of last PME & subsequent PME for every 2years upto 55years age.Of

NRMU 4 you
SMLokhande





6.1.2. Classes B-1 and B-2—On attaining the age of 45 years, and thereafter at the termination of every period of five years.