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About the Workshop

 Kharagpur Workshop was established in 1898 as a small repair workshop of Bengal Nagpur Railway. Kharagpur Workshop has evolved and grown over the years to become the largest maintenance workshop of the Indian Railways. It has the unique distinction of being the only Workshop of the Indian Railways which deals with all types of Rolling Stock viz. Coaches, EMUs, MEMUs, DEMUs, SP-ART, SP-ARME, Tower Cars, Diesel Locomotives, Electric Locomotives, Diesel Cranes and Wagons.


The Workshop also undertakes manufacture of a large number of Rolling Stock components and spares.  Apart  from this, Diesel POH Shop has the facilities for re-winding of traction machines, including coil manufacturing.  The Supervisors Training Centre attached to this Workshop has been provided with a Simulator for training of  Diesel Locomotive Drivers.

Based on the strength of its past achievements and glorious heritage, the Workshop has geared itself for facing the economic and technical challenges of the new millennium.

Workshop at a Glance

 Non-gazetted (including Wagon Shop)
Area of the Workshop
 150.73 Acres
 Total covered Workshop area
 2.8 Lakhs sq m.
 Total rail track length within Workshop
 91.63 Kilometres
 Total road length inside Workshop
 22 Kilometres
 M&P installed
 1207 (Including of WRS)
 Average requirement of Electric Power
 4.71 MWH per month.
 Availability of standby power
 3 DG Sets of 1750 KW each.
 Water Consumption
 4.2 Lakhs Gallons per day
 Total staff provided with housing
Rs. 591.63 Crores (approx.) (Debit)

Rs. 584.68 Crores (approx.) (Credit)

Quality Policy

To exceed the quality and delivery requirements of our customer with respect to overhauling of coaches including EMU Motor and Trailer coaches, Wagons, Diesel and Electric Locomotives and their accessories and to continually improve our quality management system.

Quality Objectives

  • To ensure customer satisfaction as reflected through improvement in post-overhaul reliability.
  • Reduce finished material rejection by continual development of equipment, inspection, process control and competence among all staff and employees.
  • Continual development of product as per customer predicted need and delight to customers through innovation.
  • To achieve the quality targets established for each unit of Kharagpur Workshop.

Milestones in the History of Kharagpur Workshop

  • 1898: Workshop Established
  • 1903: POH of Steam Locomotives started
  • 1917: POH of Wagons started.
  • 1963:  POH of Diesel Locomotives started.
  • 1985:  POH of Electric Locomotives started.
  • 2004:  Accredited with  ISO 9001-2000 certificate.
  • 2008: Re- certification of ISO 9001 -2000

Contact Information

Postal address

Chief Works Manager, 
South Eastern Railway Workshop,
Kharagpur, Paschim Mednipur-721301

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