Mechanised NFR laundry

Dibrugarh: Tinsukia divisional railway manager Prasant Mishra on Wednesday said a mechanised laundry was set up here to improve the quality of linen supplied to the passengers.

"Recently, a mechanised laundry with a capacity 2.5 tonnes per shift has been commissioned at Dibrugarh with the state-of-the art equipment and technology to wash and clean linen (bedrolls) provided to our esteemed passengers of originating trains of Tinsukia division," Mishra said.

He said the objective of the laundry is to bring down passenger complaints regarding linen supplied in coaches and to provide a comfortable journey. The mechanised laundry has been built on an area of around 1,200 square metres and currently has an output of five tonnes per day.

"Around 8,000 bedsheets, 4,000 pillow covers and 100 blankets are cleaned every day to cater to all the primary maintenance trains of Tinsukia division. Altogether 40 employees are engaged in each shift. A number of sophisticated machines ensure high-quality cleaning methods in the laundry," Mishra added.

The mechanised laundry commissioned here is the third in NF Railway, apart from the ones at New Jalpaiguri and Guwahati.

"The overall building cost (including civil and electrical) is Rs 58 lakh and cost of the plant and machinery is Rs 2.85 crore. The operational cost per month will be Rs 8 lakh," Mishra added.


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