Taking another step towards a greener and cleaner environment, Western Railway has initiated an eco-friendly and sustainable oil collection system. The bogies of EMU (Electric Multiple Unit) coaches are filled with Lubrex-100 oil in all the dashpots and side bearers. EMU Workshop at Mahalaxmi has developed an in-house eco-friendly oil collection, filtration and dispensation system to collect this oil.
This oil collection system consists of vacuum based suction, a two-stage filtration system and dispensation as per the requirements which will not spill oil on the floor. Through the implementation of this green initiative not only the consumption of oil will be reduced but also save 17 lakhs Rupees annually.
This system was inaugurated by Shri A.K. Gupta, General Manager of Western Railway in the presence of Shri Ashesh Agrawal,Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer and other senior officers of Western Railway.