Kolkata, Jan 15: The prime work of Electrical Department in railways is to look after Planning, Operation and Maintenance of all electrical assets which include Electrical Locomotives and Tractions. Maintenance of Traction Sub-station for uninterrupted power supply, maintenance of all lifts and escalators, air-conditioning equipments, maintenance of all electrical gadgets, fittings and fixtures, maintenance of pump houses etc. have been taken care of during the nationwide lockdown in the wake of COVID-19. Several Electrical Maintenance Depots are spread over South Eastern Railway to undertake maintenance of power installations.
South Eastern Railway has taken stringent measures in the area of non traction energy conservation. This railway has achieved a saving of 12.3 million units non traction power (general services) and has resulted a monetary savings of Rs. 5.32 crore during the financial year 2020-21 upto November as compared to the corresponding period of previous financial year 2019-20. This land mark saving has been possible by taking measures like- Provision of LED lights for all stations, service buildings, quarters, street light etc. Installation of 2.306MWp solar rooftop plants over SER. Implementation of 70% – 30% lighting system in stations over SER. Pre-paid meters have been installed at several places over SER. Reduction in contract demand at Tatanagar and Adra.