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Visakhapatnam DLS gets ISO certification

For their Energy Management System in Visakhapatnam, the Diesel Loco Shed has achieved ISO 50001:2011 certificate.

The ISO certificate was received by Divisional Railway Manager, Waltair, Mukul Saran Mathur on Tuesday.

DLS Visakhapatnam has taken up several measures for getting the energy management certificate. It has implemented various energy-saving measures like replacement of CFL, tube lights and metal halides with LED fittings.

DLS has saved 2% of energy compared to the last year by taking up these measures.

A solar panel of 300 KWP was installed which meets 50% of its average load during peak hours.

The shed is also providing about eight percent above the target outage which is also the best among all the sheds of Indian Railways and maintaining the first position.

The Visakhapatnam Diesel Loco Shed has 54 locomotives running in coaching link, including one set of prestigious Rajdhani Express, which was introduced recently.
The DLS is having 203 locos equipped with the remote monitoring system. Performance of those locos can be monitored directly from DLS control room on real-time data basis. 
DLS Visakhapatnam with its availability of Locos has made East Coast Railway the best among all Zonal Railways in India.

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