The Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) manufactured a 6000 Horse Power (HP) electric engine in just a week after a 48- day shutdown of the workshops due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The production activities resumed on May 9 with necessary precautions and lockdown protocol.
According to the chief public relation officer of DLW Nitin Mehrotra, the locomotive is being sent to the Gomoh electric shed of the East Central Railway (ECR). It is the very first electric engine produced by the unit in the 2020-21 financial year.
The DLW officials and employees celebrated the feat during the rolling out ceremony. Only 33% of employees living in DLW township are being involved in the production. All employees were made to download the Arogya Setu app and have been given masks.
The workshop timing has been divided into two shifts and social distancing norms are strictly followed. Each employee has to undergo thermal scanning at the entrance. Besides, proper arrangements of sanitization have been made in the workshops.
As per the guidelines of the ministry of home affairs, the work timings have been fixed from 7.30 am to 12.30 pm for the first shift, and from 1.30 pm to 6 pm for the second shift.