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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.


Main Workshop POH of AC/NAC Coach, EMU/MEMU, DEMU, Diesel Loco, Electric Loco, Rail Crane, Tower car, SP-ART, SP-ARME, Manufacturing of Rolling stock components.
DEMU/ HaldiaFurnishing of DEMU rake.
Wagon ShopPOH of Wagon.
Adra WorkshopNPOH of wagon

Workshop at a Glance      

Employees on Roll as on 01-01-17
Gazetted: 45
Non-gazetted: 9074
Area of Workshop150.73 Acres
Main workshop: 101.93
Wagon hop: 48.80
Number of shops55
Covered area0.32 Sq.KM
Cranage line with Gantry 4.10 KM
Traverser lines 2.6 KM
Track length 87.5 KM
Main workshop: 54.53
Wagon hop: 19.25
Yard line between Main & Wagon shop: 13.72
Road length24.20 KM
Main workshop: 14.367
Wagon hop: 6.553
Others (STC & Hostels): 3.28
Boundary Wall length12.96 KM
Main workshop: 4.45
Wagon hop: 3.60
Others (STC & Hostels): 4.91
M&Ps installed1154
Electrical power consumption4.71 MKWH per annum
Water consumption 4.25 Lakhs GPD
Standby power1750 KVA x 3 DG Sets.
Staff quarters 4186
WMS Budget (P 7200) 2016-17Rs.761 Crores Debit
Rs.736 Crores Credit


Milestones in the History of Kharagpur Workshop

  • 1898: Workshop Established
  • 1903: POH of Steam Locomotives 
  • 1917: POH of Coach and Wagons 
  • 1963:  POH of Diesel Locomotives
  • 1985:  POH of Electric Locomotives and EMU
  • 2009:  IOH Bogie to Division.
  • 2014:  DEMU Factory at Haldia
Contact Information
Postal address

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

Source : South Eastern Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 23-03-2018  

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