“The average requirement of linen washing is 2.7 ton and the laundry will run in 2 shifts and will cater to the complete requirement. In case if any further increase in demand, the plant will be run in three shifts or by augmenting more machines,” said DRM Puneet Chawla.
The installation and commission work of the facility has been done by M/s Super Shine Laundry System Private Limited, Gurgaon. The total cost of the work is Rs 1.77 crore for supply installation and commissioning of laundry machine. It can be used to wash 3,000 bed roll sets daily.
“Presently, the load of washing linen of 5 pair of trains out of 7 have been entrusted to the new laundry with washing 2,300 bedrolls. A proposal for installation commissioning and operation of 5 ton per shift capacity mechanize laundering on boot model at Madar Station, Ajmer has been sent to the Railway Board,” Chawla said. Ajmer division is trying to extend touch and feel effect for passengers by providing good quality linen. For this mechanised washed and packed linen is supplied in coaches of train to obtain proper hygiene and this service is being provided by outsourcing of mechanized cleaning of linen. Presently, Jaipur, Bikaner and Jodhpur railway stations have mechanized laundry facilities.
Source : timesofindia