HUBBALLI, May 03: South Western Railway General Manager Sanjeev Kishore inaugurated the new state of the art Chemical & Metallurgical Laboratory and Flagged off WDP4B-40057 Locomotive on the occasion of silver jubilee celebrations (25th Year) of Diesel Loco Shed in Hubballi recently.
Speaking on the occasion, Sanjeev Kishore congratulated all the officers and staff who have been instrumental in taking the Diesel Shed to new heights with their dedication and efforts. He addressed Diesel Loco Shed as a ‘Temple of Technology’ and exhorted all the officers and staff of the shed to continue their innovations.
He also congratulated Shri U Subbarao, Addtl General Manager, SWR and Shri RVN Sarma, Chief Rolling Stock Engineer, SWR who were then, among the first set of officers who established the shed in late 1990s.
Divisional Railway Manager Harsh Khare stated that the shed was the most important component in the division.
The General Manager felicitated the staff of the shed who had rendered longest service. On the occasion the General Manager Flagged off WDP4B-40057 Locomotive which had been painted with a unique livery titled ‘Namma Karunadu’ based on the theme of Karnataka.
Shri U Subbarao, Addtl General Manager, SWR, Principal Heads of Depts, senior officers from Hubballi Division and HQ were present.