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REPORT
ON

RUNNING ROOM FACILITIES


TARGET GROUP: RUNNING ROOM IN-CHARGE
CAMTECH/E/13-14/RRF/1.0

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Report
on
Running Room Facilities

FOREWORD
The issue of resting facilities and other provisions for outstation rest of running staff has
been engaging the attention of Indian Railways time to time as is evident from the number o f
letters and instructions issued on the subject by the Ministry of Railways and Zonal Railways.
Various Railways have taken up several steps to improve the conditions of Running
Room and made provision of various amenities and recreational facilities. Still there is scope of
improvement at various places.
In view of above CAMTECH has prepared this Report on Running Room Facilities
which shall be useful for Railways to improve the running rooms facilities and environment. The
check list will be useful to pride the missing facility.

CAMTECH, Gwalior
Date: 28th March 2014

A.R.Tupe
Executive Director

PREFACE
Running Room needs pride attention in order to ensure that crew rest is proper &
adequate. Sufficient facilities should be are available for the comfort of the running staff.
Various committees also drew attention of Railways on the subject to create the right kind of
environment for the running staff to take rest at outstation.
. CAMTECH has prepared this Report on Running Room Facilities to make improvement
in the facilities and amenities at Running Rooms. Good work done by various Railways along
with photographs has been incorporated in this report. CAMTECH also added a check list and
its recommendations on the subject.
It is clarified that this report does not supersede any existing provisions laid down by
Railway Board/ Zonal Railways. This report is for guidance only and it is not a statutory
document.
I am thankful to all field personnel who have helped us in preparing this report.
Technological up-gradation & learning is a continuous process. Hence feel free to write
to us for any addition or modification in this report. We shall highly appreciate your
contribution in this direction.

CAMTECH, Gwalior
th

Date: 24 March 2014

(Peeyoosh Gupta)
Jt.Director Electrical
e - mail id: direlcamtech@gmail.com

CONTENTS

Chapter No.

Description

Page No.

Foreword

III

Preface

IV

Contents

Correction Slip

VI

1.

INTRODUCTION

01

2.

GENERAL MANAGEMENT

04

3.

ENGINEERING, ELECTRICAL AND GENERAL


INFRASTRUCTURE

21

4.

BED ROOM

26

5.

KITCHEN

36

6.

DINNING HALL/ ROOM

47

7.

TOILETS AND BATHROOM

52

8.

READING ROOM

58

9.

SAFETY AND SECURITY

62

10.

YOGA, MEDITATION AND FITNESS

68

11.

CAMTECH RECOMMENDATION

75

12.

RECOMMENDED FACILITIES/INFRASTRUCTURE FOR


RUNNING ROOM

94

REFERENCES

108

13.

ISSUE OF CORRECTION SLIPS


The correction slips to be issued in future for this handbook will be numbered as
follows:
CAMTECH/E/13-14/RRF. # XX date--------Where XX is the serial number of the concerned correction slip (starting from 01
onwards).
CORRECTION SLIPS ISSUED

Sr. No.

Date of issue

Page no. and Item no.


modified

Remarks

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CHAPTER 1

INTRODUCTION
OBJECTIVE
To provide clean and quiet resting place for loco crew and guard along with
necessary messing, boarding and recreational facilities round the clock, Railway Board
has issued guidelines to Zonal Railways for implementation.
1.1

RAILWAY BOARD GUIDE LINES AS PER BOARDS LETTER NO. 2001/M


(L)/467/2 DATED -10.11.03
1. Running room should be classified on the basis of number of users per day:
i. Category A 51 users,
ii. Category B between 21-50 users and
iii. Category C up to 20 users.
2. Basic amenities like:
i. Proper hygiene, adequate toilet facilities and clear drinking water.
ii. Proper ventilation and lighting
iii. Desert cooler
iv. Reading room with magazine and newspaper
v. Cooking facilities to meet the needs of running staff

1.2

3.

A norm of not more than two beds per room/cubicle should be adopted.

4.

Where ever necessary boundary walls/fencing should be provided.

5.

Standby power supply arrangement may be provided.

6.

Mosquito nets/mosquito repellant etc. should be provided.

7.

Railway and DOT phones should be provided.

8.

Cooking utensils should be of stainless steel type.

9.

Lockers should be provided to the running staff for keeping their personal
belongings/valuables.

10.

First aid box and firefighting equipment should be provided.

11.

Good quality linens should be provided.

A Report has been issued by Railway Board with a title High Power Committee to
Review the Duty Hours of Running and Other Safety Related categories of Staff on
August, 2013. Points pertaining to running room facilities are reproduced below for ready
reference:
1.

Implementation of Railway Boards Instructions on upkeep and maintenance of


the Running Rooms (Railway Boards letter no.2001/M (L)/467/2 dated
10.11.2003), in particular the provision of two beds per room.

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The provision of adequate accommodation in all Running Rooms so that there is


not even a single case of a loco pilot/ assistant loco pilot/ guard waiting for bed
after arriving in the running room.

3.

Creation of a separate plan head for safety works including the works for running
room facilities and provision of adequate funds under this plan head. Until the
creation of the aforesaid plan head, works pertaining to running room facilities
should be permitted to be proposed under Traffic facility plan head with
adequate provision of funds.

4.

Increase the powers of General Manager for sanctioning works related to running
rooms so that the proposals need not be sent to Board for approval unless the
value is very high.

5.

The institution of running room standing committee should be revived to lend a


helping hand in solving the problems being faced by the running staff.

6.

Regular monitoring and the compliance of the complaints made in the complaint
register of running rooms must be ensured.

7.

All running rooms should be provided with air conditioning in due course
beginning with running rooms located in humid/ coastal areas, with 100% power
back up arrangements. A phase wise programme may be drawn and within 5
years, all running rooms on IR be provided with air conditioning facilities. Also,
new running rooms may be sanctioned with air conditioning facilities only.

8.

The location for new running rooms should be decided taking into consideration
the noise pollution and air pollution. The proximity of running room to the
booking lobby should also be ensured to the extent possible.

9.

Proper well lit pathways should be provided from Crew lobbies to running
rooms.

10.

Provision of various facilities in running rooms as per the guidelines issued by


boards from time to time. Shoe polishing kit and ironing facility should also be
provided in all running rooms, in addition to what has already been prescribed.

11.

Ministry of Railways letter no.2001/M (L)/467/2 dated 10-11-2003 inter-alia


provides categorization of the running rooms based on number of beds and
facilities as per this categorization. The committee agrees with the categorization
and provision of facilities as per this categorization along with the additional
facilities recommended above.

12.

Ration based system should be done away with at the earliest.

13.

Only the fully subsidized meals should be served to the running staff as is the
practice in civil aviation sector. Also, the catering contract should specifically lay
down the condition of preparing one or two extra dishes for running staff on
demand as per his requirement/ choice, on a token payment. For this purpose,
adequate provision of staff, specially the cooking staff, should be made in the
contract.

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For catering contract in the running rooms for the supply of pre cooked meals at
subsidized rates, the quality standard should be clearly defined in consultation
with a professional/ hotel management/ catering institute. The standard should not
be lower than that prescribed for AC 2- tier passengers in Rajdhani trains.

15.

Estimated rates should be specified for catering contracts which should be


workable and comparable with the meal rates of AC 2 tier passengers in Rajdhani
trains. Also, to ensure the viability of the quoted rates. It should be clearly
stipulated in the tender conditions that the tenderer quoting below the estimates
rates would be disqualified.

16.

To maintain the financial viability which, in turn, will ensure consistence in


quality, the accepted rate should be updated every 6 months on the basis of
consumer price index.

17.

The selection of the service provider should be on the basis of two packet system
with pre-qualification bid ensuring his professional capability based on past
experience and should financial capacity.

18.

Strict penal clauses should be inbuilt in the contract to ensure that there is no
compromise on quality during the execution of contract.

19.

A bimonthly feedback system should be introduced. Under this system, the staff
can be asked to give feedback on a 5 or 10 point scale and the contract should be
terminated by giving only one chance to the contractor for improving the quality,
if the feedback is not satisfactory. The feedback forms and their collection boxes
should be kept in the lobby instead of running rooms to ensure fair and frank
feedback.

20.

Wherever it is not feasible for the Zonal Railways to outsource the catering
contract due to location or size of the running room, the North Eastern Railway
model of providing the catering facilities through local management committee
may be considered for adoption.

21.

The administration control of running rooms should be with the same authority
which controls the majority of running staff on the division/ area.

22.

In metropolitan cities, a beginning may be made by providing 3 or 4 star hotel


accommodations to the running staff for resting at outstation. However, initially
it may be tried out for running staff working mail/ express/ passenger trains as
they work to a link which the arrival and departure timings are known in advance
quite accurately. Thus, planning for the accommodation for their stay can be done
easily.

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CHAPTER 2

GENERAL MANAGEMENT
The following items shall be provided/ preferred:

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1.

ISO CERTIFICATION

2.

GARDEN /HORTICULTURE

3.

PROVISION OF COMPLAINT/SUGGESTION
RECORD OF ACTION TAKEN THEREON

4.

PEST CONTROL

5.

AVAILABILITY OF WASHING MACHINE /DRYER AND ELECTRIC


IRON

6.

AVAILABILITY OF IMPREST AND ITS RECOUPMENT

7.

STRENGTH OF RUNNING ROOM STAFF/


(SANCTIONED STAFF AS PER REQUIREMENT)

8.

COMPUTERIZATION
RECEPTION

9.

ROOM OCCUPANCY DISPLAY

10.

STAFF IN PROPER UNIFORM WITH IDENTITY CARD

11.

AVAILABILITY OF INSTRUCTION BOARDS

12.

NOISE POLLUTION CONTROL

13.

SPARE BEDS, MATTRESSES, LINEN AND PILLOW WITH


COVER

OF

CHECKING

IN

BOOK

AND

VACANCY

FACILITY

AT

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ISO CERTIFICATION

Running Room, Shakurbasti,


Delhi Division, Northern Railway
ISO Certified 9001:2008

Running Room, Shakurbasti,


Western Railway
ISO Certified 9001:2008

Running room, Miraj, Pune


Division, Central Railway
ISO Certified 9001:2008

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GARDEN /HORTICULTURE

Running Room, Ambala,


Northern Railway
Lawn and Garden

Running Room, Hospet,


South Western Railway
Lawn and Garden

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Running Room, Kakinada Port, South Central Railway


Lawn and Garden

Running Room, New Jalpaiguri,


Katihar, North Frontier Railway
Garden with a fountain gives serene
ambience in day time

Garden with a fountain gives


Serene Ambience in night time

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Over flowing water used for watering of plant

Watering of plant by
Over flowing water

Running Room, Titlagarh, East Coast Railway


Lawn and Garden

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Running Room, Sabarmati, Western Railway


Lawn and Garden

Running Room Nagpur, Nagpur Division, Central Railway


Lawn and Garden, planter kept on steel stand

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Garden view with Duck,

Pleasant view

Running Room,
Ernakulam, Southern Railway
Garden view with swan

3.

PROVISION OF COMPLAINT/SUGGESTION BOOK AND RECORD OF


ACTION TAKEN THEREON
Running Room Ghorpuri, Pune Division, Central Railway

Encouraging suggestions &


maximizing performance by
using Complaint & Suggestion
Book

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Running Room, Ballarshah, Nagpur Division, Central Railway

Running Room, New Jalpaiguri, Katihar Division, North Frontier Railway

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PEST CONTROL
Prevention and control of pests & rodents in railway premises shall be carried out,
As per Railway Board Latter No. 2000/M(C)/141/7 Vol.IV dated. 21.12.2010

Running Room, Kakinada Port,


South Central Railway
Pest-o-Flash unit and pest
control through spray

Running Room, Jhansi,


North Central Railway
Jhansi

Running Room, Dhone,


Guntekal Division,
South Central Railway

5.

AVAILABILITY WASHING MACHINE /DRYER AND ELECTRIC IRON


Running Room, Ballarshah, Nagpur Division, Central Railway

Running Room, Titlagarh, East Coast Railway

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6.

AVAILABILITY OF IMPREST AND ITS RECOUPMENT

7.

DISPLAY OF STRENGTH OF RUNNING ROOM STAFF/VACANCY


(SANCTIONED STRENGTH AS PER REQUIREMENT)

Running Room, Chakradharpur


South East Railway

8.

COMPUTERIZATION OF CHECKING IN FACILITY AT RECEPTION


Running Room, Ballarshah, Central Railway

Running Room, Nagpur, Central Railway

Running Room, Titlagarh, East Coast Railway

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Running Room, New Jalpaiguri, Katihar Division, North Frontier Railway

Running Room, Sabarmati,Western Railway

Running Room Nagpur, Nagpur Division, Central


Railway
Return gift box to return the lost item of crew may be
kept at reception

Running Room, Sabarmati, Western Railway

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Running Room, Kanpur Central,


North Central Railway

Running room, Tiruchchirappalli


Southern Railway
Coir mat is provided in corridor and
wall for cooling of running room

Running Room, Bandra


Mumbai Division, Western Railway
Rail-net & Internet Facility is provided

Running Room, Dhone, Guntekal Division, South Central Railway


Personality keep up before departure

Am I fit

SHOE SHINING MACHINE

Automatic Shoe Shining Machine


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ROOM OCCUPANCY DISPLAY


Running Room GMC, Kanpur, North Central Railway

Running Room, Erode, Salem Division,


Southern Railway

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Running Room,Tiruchchrappalli
Southern Railway

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STAFF IN PROPER UNIFORM WITH I/CARD

Running Room, Erode, Salem Division,


Southern Railway

Running Room ,Chhapra


Varanasi Division,
North Eastern Railway

Running Room, New Jalpaiguri,


Katihar Division North Frontier Railway

Running Room, Nagpur


Central Railway

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AVAILABILITY OF INSTRUCTION BOARDS


Running Room, Erode, Salem Division Southern Railway

Running Room, Guntur,


South Central Railway

Running Room, Kanpur, North Central Railway,

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Running Room, New Jalpaiguri, Katihar Division, North Frontier Railway

Other Instruction Boards

12.

NOISE POLLUTION
There are many methods which help to control the noise pollution.
Construction of sound proof rooms for noisy machines in running room.
Use of horns with jarring sounds to be banned.
Proper law should be enforced to check the misuse of loudspeakers and public
announcements systems.
Growing green plants/trees along roadside to reduce noise pollution as they absorb
sound.
The source of noise must be reduced.
Whereever possible the amount of traffic must be reduced near the running room by
planning diversion etc.
The industries must be built away from the running room areas and the legal laws
must be established and observed to protect the humans from noise pollution.
A general awareness programme to educate the people must be done.

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SPARE BEDS, MATTRESSES, LINEN AND PILLOW WITH COVER


Towel may also be included in the linen packet.
Running Room, Chhapra, Varanasi Division, North Eastern Railway

Running Room GMC, Kanpur, North Central Railway

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CHAPTER 3

ENGINEERING, ELECTRICAL AND


GENERAL INFRASTRUCTURE
The following items shall be provided/ preferred:
1.

POWER BACK UP

2.

PERIODICAL WHITE WASHING AND REGULAR ENGINEERING


MAINTENANCE

3.

ELECTRICAL WIRING AND PROPER MAINTENANCE

4.

PROPER ILLUMINATION LEVEL

5.

COMMUNICATION FACILITIES - RAILWAY AND DOT PHONES/CUG

6.

PROVISION OF RAIN WATER HARVESTING

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POWER BACK UP
Suitable power back shall be provided as per requirement so as to ensure continuous
electric supply to running rooms.

Running Room, Titlagarh


East Coast Railway
40 KVA DG Set

Running Room, Nagpur, Nagpur


Division, Central Railway

Running Room, Sabarmati


Western Railway

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WHITE WASHING AND ENGINEERING MAINTENANCE


Periodical white washing and regular engineering maintenance shall be ensured to
keep the running rooms in good condition.
By West Central Railway, Bhopal division white washing and Engg. maintenance
is being carried out through Zonal contract for their Integrated Running Room. Running
Room In-charge also uses imprest to take care of petty engineering repairs if the regular
departmental maintenance is taking time.

3.

ELECTRICAL WIRING AND MAINTENANCE


Electrical wiring shall be checked periodically and regular attention shall be given
to light and fan points and other electrical fittings/equipment for their proper functioning.
This activity can be handled satisfactorily through departmental resources.
However, the Running Room imprest may also be allowed to get petty electrical general
works if departmental resources are taking time.

4.

ILLUMINATION LEVEL
Sufficient illumination level shall be ensured in all areas of running room. The
running room may be provided with T5 and CFL lamps extensively in common areas like
Verandah, Reception, Reading Room, Kitchen, Dining halls, Toilet blocks etc.

Running Room Chhapra, Varanasi Division, North Eastern Railway,

Running Room, Kakinada Port


South Central Railway

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COMMUNICATION FACILITIES
Adequate communication facilities railway phones
as well as DOT phones shall be provided for
communication.

Running Room Allahabad, North Central Railway,

Running Room, Phulera


North West Railway

Running Room, Kakinada Port


South Central Railway

Running Room, Erode, Salem Division,


Southern Railway

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RAIN WATER HARVESTING


Provision of Rain water harvesting shall be made during construction of new
running rooms and in existing running room it may also be done.
Pipe line arrangement for rain water harvesting at Running Room, Sabarmati,
Western Railway.

Running room, Kakinada Port


South Central Railway
Water pit arrangement for rain
water harvesting at Kakinada Port

Well type water pit arrangement for


rain water harvesting at Running
Room, Titlagarh, East Coast
Railway.

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CHAPTER 4

BED ROOM

The following items shall be provided/ preferred:


1.

NO. OF BEDS PER ROOM/CUBICLE:


i.

Old Running Room - 4 Beds per Room

ii.

New Running Room - 2 Beds per Room

2.

WINDOW AND DOOR CURTAINS SHOULD BE OF DARK COLOR AND


SHOULD MATCH WITH INTERIORS.

3.

MOSQUITO REPELLANT

4.

DESERT COOLER FAN AND PUMP IN WORKING CONDITION

5.

PROVISION OF ADEQUATE AVAILABILITY OF LOCKERS

6.

PROVISION AND WORKING OF INDIVIDUAL READING LIGHTS AND


CHARGING POINTS

7.

FOOT MAT/DOOR MAT

8.

NUMBERING OF BEDS

9.

PROVISION AND WORKING OF NIGHT LAMP

10.

PEGS FOR CLOTHES

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NO. OF BEDS PER ROOM/CUBICLE:


i.

Old Running Room- 4 Beds per Room

ii.

New Running Room- 2- Beds per Room

WINDOW AND DOOR CURTAINS

Running Room, Phulera


North West Railway
i.

Curtain

Old running room


4 Beds per Room
Wooden four bedded room general

Blanket

Mattress with bed sheets/covers


Running room, Hospet South Western Railway
Mosquito net

ii.

Curtain
Blanket

New Running Room


Two Bed per room
wooden

Wooden bed
Mettress with bed sheets/ covers

Almirah

Running room
New Jalpaiguri,
Katihar,
North Frontier Railway
Two bed per room
Wooden

Mosquito net

Curtain

Corner stool
Table and Chair
Mattress with bed sheets/ covers
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Running room
Rourkela
South East Railway
Two bed room - Steel

Mosquito
net
Curtain
Blanket

Mattress with bed


sheets/covers

Running room
Bilaspur, South East Central Railway
Two bed room - Wooden box type
Window curtain

Chair

Self
Contained
Locker

Mosquit
o net

Space for
Footwear

Running room, Miraj, Pune Division, Central Railway


Each cubicle with curtains and entrance lamp

Curtain

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MOSQUITO REPELLANT
Mosquito repellant shall be provided in all rooms

Running Room Phulera


North West Railway

Running Room, Rourkela, South East Railway

Running Room Dhone, Guntekal Division,


South Central Railway

Running Room Nagpur


Central Railway

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DESERT COOLER FAN AND PUMP IN WORKING CONDITION

Running room Jhansi


North Central Railway
Centralized Air Cooling System

Running Room Kakinada Port


South Central Railway
COOLER

Running Room, Titlagarh East Coaost Railway,


Centralised Air Cooling System

Running Room Phulera, North West Railway


Centralized Cooling Plant

Centralized Cooling in Whole Building

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PROVISION OF ADEQUATE AVAILABILITY OF LOCKERS

Running Room Phulera,


North West Railway
Bed Side Locker

Running Room Jhansi , North Central Railway

Running room Kakinada port, South Central Railway


Individual Lockers in each bed room

Running Room Nagpur, Central Railway

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PROVISION AND WORKING OF INDIVIDUAL READING LIGHTS AND


CHARGING POINTS
Running Room Phulera, North West Railway

READING LIGHT

Running room Nagpur, Central Railway


READING LIGHT
READING LIGHT

Running Room, Jhansi


North Central Railway

Running Room, Kakinada Port, South Central Railway

READING LIGHT

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CHARGING POINT

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FOOT MAT/DOOR MAT


Running Room, Bilaspur, South East Central Railway

DOOR MAT

Running Room, Erode, Salem division, Southern Railway

FOOT MAT

Running Room Kakinada Port, South Central Railway

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NUMBERING OF BEDS

Running Room Phulera, North West


Railway
NUMBERING OF BED

Running Room, Nagpur Central Railway Nagpur

NUMBERING OF BED

Running Room, Jhansi


North Central Railway

Running Room, Kakinada Port


South Central Railway

NUMBERING OF BED

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PROVISION AND WORKING OF NIGHT LAMP

Running Room, Rourkela, South East Railway

Running Room, Kakinada Port


South Central Railway
NIGHT LAMP

Running Room, Phulera, North West


Railway

NIGHT LAMP

Running Room, Sabarmati


Western Railway

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CHAPTER 5

KITCHEN

The following items shall be provided/ preferred:

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1.

QUALITY OF UTENSIL/CROCKERY

2.

CLEANING AND HYGIENE

3.

SUBSIDIZED MEAL

4.

MEDICAL EXAMINATION OF KITCHEN STAFF PER YEAR

5.

QUARTERLY VISIT OF DOCTOR

6.

EXHAUST FAN /CHIMNEY

7.

SYSTEM OF GARBAGE DISPOSAL

8.

LPG CYLINDER BACK UP

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QUALITY OF UTENSIL/CROCKERY
Running Room, Titlagarh, East Coast Railway, Titlagarh
Steam Hot Case

Store Room Adjacent To Kitchen

Running Room, Bangalore, South Western Railway


Hot Case for Curries

Referigerator and Microwave Oven

SS Dterilizing tank for crockery

Wet Grinder

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Shakurbasti Running Room


Delhi Northern Railway

Modern Kitchen With Electrical Gadgets

Cooking Of Meals

Hot Case

Mixture

Refrigerator

Utensils

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Running Room, Phulera, North West Railway


Staff on Job

Utensils & Crockery

Microwave Oven

Tea Vending Machine

Refrigerator
Dish Washer Machine

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Running Room, Sabarmati, Western Railway

Modern Kitchen with Electric Chimney, Microwave, Mixer Grinder


and Double Door Refrigerator

Running Room, Bandra, Mumbai Division,


Western Railway
Deep Freezer is kept in kitchen

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CLEANING AND HYGIENE

Running Room, Kakinada Port,


South Central Railway

Running Room, Rourkela,


South East Railway

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SUBSIDIZED MEAL

Running
Railway

Room,Titlagarh,

East

Coast

Running Room, Guntur, South


Central Railway

Running Room, Phulera


North West Railway

Running Room, Kakinada Port South Central Railway

Running room, Miraj, Pune Division, Central Railway


Ben Merry For Hot & Fresh Meals/ Food to the Running Staff

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Running Room, Ghorpuri, Pune Division, Central Railway

ISO 22000:2005 certified Running Room in


Indian Railways, which has been certified
for food safety management system.

4.

MEDICAL EXAMINATION OF KITCHEN STAFF PER YEAR


Ensure that regular interval medical examination should be done of outsourced staff.

5.

QUARTERLY VISIT OF DOCTOR

Running Room Chhapra,


Varanasi Division,
North Eastern Railway
Regular health check up
camp by Medical department

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EXHAUST FAN /CHIMNEY

Running Room, Titlagarh,


East Coast Railway

CHIMNEY

Running Room, Shakurbasti, Delhi


Division, Northern Railway

Running Room Kakinada Port, South Central Railway

EXHAUST FAN

Running Room, Jhansi


North Central Railway

Running Room,Bilaspur
South East Central Railway

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SYSTEM OF GARBAGE DISPOSAL


Running Room, Titlagarh,East Coast Railway
Separate Waste Bins for Biodegradable & Non Biodegradable Wastes

Running Room Guntur,


South Central Railway

Running Room New Jalpaiguri, Katihar


Division, North Frontier Railway

Running Room, Kakinada Port


South Central Railway

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8.

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LPG CYLINDER BACK UP

Running Room Erode, Salem Division


Southern Railway

Running Room, Kakinada Port


South Central Railway

Running Room New Jalpaiguri,


Katihar Division,
North Frontier Railway

Running Room Bhopal,


West Central Railway

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CHAPTER 6

DINING HALL/ROOM

The following items shall be provided/ preferred:


1.

TABLE AND CHAIR

2.

LIGHT AND FANS

3.

FLY CATCHER MACHINE

4.

AVAILABILITY OF WATER PURIFIER AND WATER COOLER

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TABLE AND CHAIR

Running Room Bangalore


South Western Railway

Running Room Erode,


Salem Division, Southern Railway

Runnin Room Hospet,


South Western Railway

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Running Room, Kakinada Port


South Central Railway

Running Room New Jalpaiguri Katihar Division


North Frontier Railway
Dining hall -1

Dining hall -2

Running Room, Dhone Guntekal Division,


South Central Railway

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LIGHT AND FANS

Running Room Erode, Salem Division,


Southern Railway

Runnin Room Hospet


South Western Railway

Running Room New Jalpaiguri,


Katihar Division , North Frontier Railway

Running Room Bhopal,


West Central Railway

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FLY CATCHER MACHINE

Running Room Phulera,


North West Railway
Fly Catcher hanging position

Running Room Erode, Salem Division,


Southern Railway
Fly Catcher kept on table

Running Room Bilaspur


South East Central Railway
Fly Catcher hanging position

4.

AVAILABILITY OF AQUA GUARD AND WATER COOLER


R.O. System

Water Cooler

Running Room Phulera


North West Railway

Running Room Kakinada Port,


South Central Railway

Running Room GMC,


Kanpur
North Central Railway

Running Room,
Kanpur Central
North Central Railway

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CHAPTER 7

TOILETS AND BATHROOM

The following items shall be provided/ preferred:


1.

BUCKET AND MUGS AVAILABILITY AND CONDITION

2.

WORKING OF FLUSH SYSTEM

3.

SOLAR WATER HEATER/ GEYSER

4.

ADEQUATE WATER SUPPLY

5.

TOWEL/CLOTH HANGER ,SOAP STAND

6.

CLEANLINESS

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2.

WORKING OF FLUSH SYSTEM

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Running Room, Erode, Salem Division Southern Railway

Running Room, Bilaspur, South East Central Railway

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Running Room, Sabarmati, Western Railway

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SOLAR WATER HEATER/ GEYSER

4.

ADEQUATE WATER SUPPLY

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Running Room, Erode,


Salem Division
Southern Railway

Running Room Amla, Nagpur Division Central Railway

Running Room, Rourkela South East Railway

Running Room Nagpur,


Nagpur Division
Central Railway

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TOWEL/CLOTH HANGER, SOAP STAND

Running Room Nagpur,


Nagpur Division
Central Railway

Running Room Jhansi,


North Central Railway Jhansi

Running Room, Dhone,


Guntekal Division,
South Central Railway

Running Room Titlagarh, East Coast Railway


Tubular Aluminium Rack

Running Room, Phulera


North West Railway
Auto Freshener

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CLEANLINESS
Running Room, Dhone, Guntekal Division, South Central Railway

Running Room, New Jalpaiguri, Katihar Division, North Frontier Railway

Running room Miraj, Pune Division, Central Railway

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CHAPTER 8

READING ROOM

The following items shall be provided/ preferred:


1.

AVAILABILITY OF NEWS PAPERS (MINIMUM 3), MAGAZINE

2.

SAFETY BULLETINS

3.

LIGHTS AND FANS

4.

TABLE AND CHAIRS

5.

RECREATION FACILITY (CAROM BOARD ETC)

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AVAILABILITY OF NEWS PAPERS (MINIMUM 3) MAGAZINE


Running Room Nagpur, Nagpur Division Central Railway

Running Room, New Jalpaiguri,


Katihar Division,
North Frontier Railway

1. Running Room, Chakradharpur,


2. South East Railway

Running Room, Titlagarh, East Coast Railway

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SAFETY BULLETIN

Running Room Bhopal,


Bhopal Division,
West Central Railway

Running Room Nagpur,


Nagpur Division, Central Railway

Running Room, Bandra, Mumbai Division, Western Railway


Hindi Library is provided

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LIGHTS AND FANS AND TABLE AND CHAIRS

Running Room, Kakinada Port,


South Central Railway

Running Room, New Jalpaiguri,


Katihar Division, North Frontier
Railway

4.

RECREATION FACILITIES (INDOOR GAMES ETC.)

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CHAPTER 9

SAFETY AND SECURITY

The following items shall be provided/ preferred:


1.

AVAILABILITY OF PUCCA PATHWAY AND ILLUMINATION FROM


RUNNING ROOM TO LOBBY

2.

FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM

3.

FIRST AID BOX

4.

BOUNDARY WALL/FENCING

5.

TRAINING OF RUNNING ROOM STAFF ON FIRST AID AND FIRE


FIGHTING

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AVAILABILITY OF PUCCA PATHWAY AND ILLUMINATION FROM


RUNNING ROOM TO LOBBY
Running Room GMC, Kanpur, North Central Railway

Running Room Amla, Nagpur Division


Central Railway
Covered path way

Running Room, Guntur,


South Central Railway

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2.

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FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM


Running Room, Allahabad, North Central Railway, Allahabad

Running Room, Guntur, South Central Railway

Running Room, Titlagarh, East Coast Railway


Fire Bucket with sand

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FIRST AID BOX

Running Room, Guntur, South Central


Railway

Running Room Ghorpuri,


Pune Division, Central Railway

Running Room, Dhone, Guntekal Division,


South Central Railway

Running Room, New Jalpaiguri, Katihar Division, North Frontier Railway

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4.

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BOUNDARY WALL/ FENCING


Running Room, Guntur, South Central Railway

Running Room Amla, Nagpur Division Central Railway

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TRAINING OF RUNNING ROOM STAFF ON FIRST AID AND FIRE


FIGHTING
Running Room, Phulera North West Railway

Running Room, Kakinada Port,


South Central Railway

Running Room, Dhone, Guntekal Division, South


Central Railway

Running Room, Guntur,


South Central Railway

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CHAPTER 10

YOGA, MEDITATION AND FITNESS

The following Amenities should be provided for Yoga, Meditation & fitness
1.

ROOM/HALL FURNISHED WITH CARPET

2.

LIGHT MUSIC SYSTEM

3.

COMPUTER WITH LCD PROJECTOR

4.

CONSECRATION BOARD

5.

DISPLAY OF MOTIVATIONAL SLOGANS

6.

FITNESS FACILITIES

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CONSECRATION BOARD AND ROOM FURNISHED WITH CARPET

Running Room, New Jalpaiguri,


Katihar Division,
North Frontier Railway

Running Room, Allahabad,


North Central Railway, Allahabad

Bangalore Running Room, South Western Railway

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Running Room Tiruvottiyur, Chennai Division, Southern Railway


Meditation hall decorated with white satin clothes on walls with Floor mat.

Running Room, Titlagarh, East Coast Railway

Running Room, Kakinada Port, South Central Railway

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LIGHT MUSIC SYSTEM

The yoga room at running room/Erode is


renovated and furnished with light music system.

Running Room, Erode, Salem Division


Southern Railway

3.

DISPLAY OF MOTIVATIONAL SLOGAN

Running Room, Bandra, Mumbai Division, Western Railway


Display of digital moving safety slogans

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Running Room, Idgah Agra, North Central Railway

Stress Management Note

4.

PHYSICAL FITNESS FOR HEALTH & RELAXATION


Running Room, Ballarshah, Nagpur Division, Central Railway
Foot Massager and Gym Equipments for relaxation

Running Room Nagpur, Nagpur Division Central Railway


Foot Massager and Gym Equipments for relaxation

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Running Room, Titlagarh, East Coast Railway


Relax Reliving Equipment

Automatic shoe shine machine

BMI Index and weight machine

Running room Miraj, Pune Division, Central Railway


Eye Massager

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Leg Massager

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Running Room, Sabarmati, Western Railway


Gym Equipments for relaxation

Running Room, Tiruchchrappalli, Tiruchchrappalli Division, Southern Railway


Jhoola for Relaxation

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CHAPTER 11

CAMTECH RECOMMENDATIONS
One seminar was organizes at CAMTECH Gwalior on 14.02.2014 on Running Room
Facilities. Running room inspectors of different Zonal Railways and Divisions participated in
the seminar. Following recommendations are made by CAMTECH for convenient stay of crew
at Running Rooms.

1.

2.

To Instill feeling of serving better following display is proposed at reception.

Many of the activities of running rooms are being


outsourced. To keep watch on unauthorized person,
one CCTV (Close Circuit Television) system may
be provided at reception. Similarly smoke detector
may also be provided to avoid fire incident.

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3.

Important DOT or mobile phone numbers


should be displayed at appropriate places.

4.

Computer may be provided at


reception with internet connection to
locate exact position of train. This will
also reduce the work load at
TLC/Power controller. Many running
rooms are using software for check in
check out position of crew.

CCC/Jhansi using net facility


5. Daily AAJ KA VICHAR vkt dk fopkj may be written
on board which is to be kept at reception for encouragement
of running crew.

6.

Complain box may be kept at reception. The key of the


same should be with running room in-charge.

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Nails of kitchen staff should be properly


clean and well trimmed. It may be
checked weekly by running room incharge.

8.

Industrial Chimney should be used for


venting hot flue gases or smoke from
boiler, stove, and furnace to the outside
atmosphere. Jhansi Division developed
the heavy duty chimney locally.

9.

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Heavy Duty (Hotel Grade i.e. more than 1000W)


Mixer Grinder is recommended for use in running
room. It has high productivity and used in commercial
and institutional kitchens.
Special Features of heavy duty mixer grinder is as
follows:
Different sizes for different needs: 1 Hp, 2 Hp &
3 Hp Motor with 4 Litres, 6 Litres, 10 Litres and
15 Litres Jar.
Ruggedly built stainless steel jar.
Safety interlocking between jar and motor
Heavy duty induction motor, continuous duty
motor.
The coupling is metal i.e. hence no wear or tears and long life bearing.

Reverse Osmosis (RO) system is a process of


physical separation of dissolved solids and minerals
present in water. This technology uses the principle
of osmosis, wherein the mineral concentration of
raw water is reduced by applying high pressure
through a semi-permeable membrane. The Quality
of purified water produced by Reverse Osmosis
process is roughly a constant percentage of the feed
water i.e. it reduces the TDS of water by 90%

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Following care should be taken while selecting RO system:

11.

i.

It should be RO with UV.

ii.

It should be of industrial grade.

iii.

Necessary AMC should also be processed in time.

iv.

It should be used only if the TDS of water is on higher side. Many make of RO
system has got inbuilt controller which bypasses the function of membrane, if
TDS of water is low. Thus making function of membrane defunct & only UV
purification is made.

Food Safety Management System (FSMS) provides a


preventative approach to identify, prevent and reduce foodborne hazards. This is to minimize the risk of food
poisoning and to make food safe for consumption.
A
well designed FSMS with appropriate control measures can
help food establishments comply with food hygiene
regulations and ensure that food prepared for crew is
hygienic and safe for consumers. Food Safety Management
System is based on ISO 22000:2005
Running Room Ghorpuri, Pune Division,
Central Railway has been certified with ISO: 22000
2005. Major principle of the same like washing of
vegetable, prevention of cooked food etc. may be extended
to other running room also.

12.

Name
likes
ANNAPOORNA/
BHOJNALAYA/ KITCHEN ROOM etc.
may be written on board of kitchen.

13.

For different taste of breakfast, lunch and dinner menu may be fixed as per day basis. 1 st
& 3rd week and 2nd & 4th week menu may be kept same. Menu is required as it helps to
plan the contractor of subsidized meals in advance.

14.

Lot of energy is being wasted in heating of water for cooking activity.


Arrangement should be made to use pre-heated water by solar energy for
cooking activity.

15.

Hot & cold flask may be kept for drinking warm/cold water as per
requirement of weather.

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16.

Many of the crew is diabetic therefore provision of sugar free tea/special meal may be
made. Tea/coffee vending machine may be provided at running room.

17.

Hot water bottle may be kept at reception for those who are
suffering from pain arising out of spondylitis, Sciatica,
arthritis etc.

18.

To cater for emergency First aid box including Digital medical equipment like Blood
Pressure, Thermometer, Blood sugar, eye massager etc. may be kept at reception.
Blood sugar tester

Blood pressure tester

Thermometer

19. i.

Room number may be displayed on


door and
shall be closed properly
to avoid noise pollution. Flush type
lock which can be operated from
both sides may be provided.

ii.

Door closer should be provided for


closing the door

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Plantation may be done around running room building to protect from direct sun.

21.

Civil authorities should be approached for removing the liquor shop


near the running room.

22.

Bathroom floor should be lower than other floor surface to avoid water entry outside
bathroom

23.

Dust bin may be kept in


bathroom/Toilet to
dispose waste etc.

UPPER SURFACE

UPPER SURFACE

LOWER SURFACE

LOWER SURFACE

20.

DUSTBIN

DUSTBIN

24.

Good quality shower may be provided in bath rooms which


give pleasure while bathing.

25.

Many products are available in the market with brand thermocool and similar which
blocks the transfer of heat inwards while applied on roofs. Same may be applied on the
roof of the running room to keep the same cool during summer.

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Similar arrangement like insert key tag may be provided for


energy conservation and electrical safety.

27.

Instead of direct lighting defused light/pathway lighting may be


provided in bed rooms.

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DIFUSED LIGHT

28.

Fresh air fan may be provided in toilet & bathroom.

29.

Necessary switches for fan, light, cooler etc. may be provided


on table lamp desk for ease in reach duly taking safety
precaution.

30.

Thermostat functioning should be


checked for geyser at regular interval
to avoid any unusual like bursting of
the same. Thermostat checking date
should be written on the geyser.

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31.

MCBs should be checked for proper functioning.

32.

Call bell in each room should be provided if there is a


possibility of locking the room by Loco pilot from inside

33.

At many places cooking gas is in shortage. Possibility of using induction cooker may be
explored.

34.

Energy audit of running room can be carried out.

35.

Fire fighting practical training may be given to all


running room staff including staff of contractor.
They must be told that whenever the operation of fire
extinguisher is carried out the pipe of the same
should be hold tightly and head should be backward
away from the body.

36.

Automatic cut off sensor may be provided to save electrical energy. It has been provided
in Sabarmati running room, Western Railway.

37.

Building may be decorated with greenery

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Necessary comfort may be provided at reception hall of running room.


Visitor Room

Jhoomer Lights

39.

Muddy water spills over when plants are watered. Planter may be kept in steel body
case/tray at the entrance/corridor of the running room.

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For beautification planter may be kept on stand as well.

40.

Scriptures may be kept at reception

41.

Aquarium may be kept at reception

42. Fly proof mesh to window and doors must be provided.

43.

Corner table may be kept at suitable places

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44.

Auto flush sensor may be provided


in urinals to avoid bad odor.

45.

If the conventional dust bin gets damaged frequently, covered durable dustbins may be
kept in corridor as well as in common places.

46.

Smoking should be strictly prohibited in the campus of running room.

47.

Running crew is away from home during festivals also. To instill the feeling of
belongingness, festival may be organized in running rooms. Fasting meal should also be
served if required by running crew.

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During seminar many in-charges were having opinion to change the name of running
rooms as the same does not give feeling of belongingness. Zonal Railways may initiate
proposal in this regard if desired so. The proposed names of running room are
i.
Train crew rest house
ii.
Train crew out station home
iii. Running staff guest house
iv. Running staff rest house
Similarly the name of subsidized meal may be changed to Sahbhagi Bhojan, lgHkkxh
Hkkstu

49.

The number of female crew is also increasing therefore suitable facilities may be made.

50.

Cow catcher may be provided at main entrance to avoid entry of animals in the campus
of running room. Suitable chemical may be sprayed under cow catcher to remove/re
growth of vegetation.

51.

To keep the magazine in order wooden/ steel body stand may be provided in reading
room.
Wooden

52.

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Steel pipes fabricated

Steel fabricated

The utilization of meditation and yoga


room is found to be very poor. Many
running rooms have arranged lectures by
motivational institutions such as
Ishwaria Prajapita Bharam kumari etc.

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53.

Many loco pilots complain of not getting sleep. Few running rooms have kept yoga
NIDRA lecture in i-pod to be heard if crew not getting sleep.

54.

Industrial vacuum cleaner may be made available for cleaning of carpet in meditation
room.

55.

Manning of janitor shall be round the clock.

56.

Spot purchase committee for purchasing running rooms should be developed.

57.

Wherever possible the same room/bed may be allotted to the loco pilot for sound sleep.

58.

Different types of wall papers/sceneries may be provided.

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Bed Room Wall Scenery

59. There should be display of motivation/safety/ energy conservation/ enhance natural


resources slogans and Regional Ancient Art

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60.

Contractor staff needs training on How to Attend Customer before deploying on running
room.

61.

Optimum Size/ Number of fans for rooms of different Sizes (Source: NBC of India 2005)

Room
Width

ROOM LENGTH

4m

5m

6m

7m

8m

9m

10 m

11 m

12 m

14 m

16 m

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

(7)

(8)

(9)

(10)

(11)

(12)

1200/1 1400/1

1500/1

1050/2

1200/2

1400/2

1400/2

1400/2

1200/3

1400/3

1400/3

1200/1 1400/1

1200/2

1200/2

1200/2

1400/2

1400/2

1500/2

1200/3

1400/3

1500/3

1400/1 1400/1

1400/2

1400/2

1400/2

1400/2

1400/2

1500/2

1400/3

1400/3

1500/3

1200/2 1400/2

900/2

1050/4

1200/4

1400/4

1400/4

1500/4

1200/6

1400/6

1500/6

1200/2 1400/2

1050/4

1050/4

1200/4

1400/4

1400/4

1500/4

1200/6

1400/6

1500/6

1200/2 1400/2

1200/4

1200/4

1200/4

1400/4

1400/4

1500/4

1200/6

1400/6

1500/6

1400/2 1400/2

1400/4

1400/4

1400/4

1400/4

1400/4

1500/4

1400/6

1400/6

1500/6

10

1400/2 1400/2

1400/4

140/4

1400/4

1400/4

1400/4

1500/4

1400/6

1400/6

1500/6

11

1500/2 1400/2

1500/4

1500/4

1500/4

1500/4

1500/4

1500/4

1500/6

1500/6

1500/6

12

1200/3 1400/3

1200/6/ 1200/6

1200/6

1400/6

1400/6

1500/6

1200/9

1400/9

1400/9

13

1400/3 1400/3

1200/6

1200/6

1200/6

1400/6

1400/6

1500/6

1400/9

1400/9

1500/9

14

1200/3 1400/3

1400/6

1400/6

1400/6

1400/6

1400/6

1500/6

1400/9

1400/9

1500/9

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RECOMMENDED FACILITIES/INFRASTRUCTURE FOR RUNNING ROOM


GENERAL MANAGEMENT
S. No.

Items

Scale/ other details

1.

ISO Certification

2.

Garden /Horticulture

i. Garden may be furnished with Italian grass.


ii. Fountain may be provided in garden.
iii. Seasonal flower and show plant may be
planted.
iv. Duck and Swan may be kept.
v. Bench may be provide in garden.
vi. Plantation may be done around running room
building to protect from direct sun.
vii. Jhoola should be provided in garden.

3.

Provision
of
Complaint/Suggestion
book

i. Complaint/suggestion book shall be kept at


reception.
ii. All complaints & suggestions shall be
closely monitored & rectified regularly.
iii. Prompt action & feedback shall be taken
regularly.

4.

Pest Control

i. Pest-o-flash units shall be provided


regularly for effective control of insects.
ii. The pest control operators/contractors shall
be
required
to
use
only
those
chemicals/pesticides that have been approved
for the household purpose by "Central
Insecticides
Board
and
Registration
Committee" under the provision of
Insecticides Rules 1971 framed under
Insecticides Act 1968.
iii. For prevention of pest control Railway
Board's letter of even No.2000/M
(C)/141/7Vol.IV dt.21.12.2012 may be
referred.

5.

Spot purchase
committee

A standard spot purchase committee at


divisional level should make purchase of running
room items.

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i. ISO 9001: 2008 for Quality


Management System
ii. ISO 22000 : 2005 for Food
Safety
Management System
iii. Even if the certification is not processed the
principles of ISO 9001/ 22000 may be
implemented.

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GENERAL MANAGEMENT
S. No.

Items

6.

Availability of imprest
and its recoupment

7.

Allocation head

8.

Strength of running
room staff/ vacancy
(sanctioned staff as per
requirement)

9.

At reception

Scale/ other details


i. The officer in-charge of the running room and
its supervisor should be liberally empowered.
ii. A cash imprest of Rs. 25,000/- should be
provided with the officer in- charge of the
running room for petty engineering repairs
and replacement of electrical fittings.
iii. Imprest should be recouped quickly.
A separate head should exist for booking all
running room expenses under one head
i. Vacancies of Railway staff should be fill up.
ii. Even if activities of running room are
outsourced
at
least
one
Railway
representative may be deputed round the
clock in running room.
i. Necessary comfort may be provided at
reception hall of running room.
ii. Computer with Rail net & internet
connection may be provided at reception and
also in the office of supervisor room to check
occupancy and exact position of train.
iii. Full size mirror, height & weighing machine
should be provided at reception.
iv. Automatic shoe shining machine should be
kept at reception.
v. Walki-Talki charging point should be at
reception.
vi. Points to prevent SPAD should be at
reception.
vii. Jhoomer lights may be provided at reception
hall.
viii. Planter may be kept in steel body case/tray at
the reception/ entrance/corridor.
ix. Scriptures may be kept at reception.
x. Aquarium may be kept at reception.
xi. Cooler may be provided at reception hall.
xii. Different types of wall
papers/sceneries
may be provided at reception hall.
xiii. Daily AAJ KA VICHAR vkt dk fopkj
may be written.
xiv. To keep watch on unauthorized person, one
CCTV (Close Circuit Television) system
may be provided at reception. Similarly
smoke detector may also be provided to
avoid fire incident.

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GENERAL MANAGEMENT
S. No.

Items

Scale/ other details


xv.

To instill feeling of serving better


following may be display is proposed at
reception.
a. Serve with a smile
b. vfrfFk nsoks Hko ATITHI DEVO BHAVA
xvi. Wall clock should be provided at reception.

10.

Room occupancy
display

Room occupancy board may be display at


reception

11.

Staff in proper uniform


with identity card

All running room staff should wear proper


uniform and identity cards with laminated
photographs and other particulars.

12.

Availability of
instruction boards

The following
instruction board should be
display :
i.
Motivation board
ii.
Safety board
iii. Energy conservation board
iv. Enhance natural resources slogans board
v.
Regional Ancient Art board

13.

Noise pollution control

i.
ii.

iii.

14.

Spare beds, mattresses,


linen and pillow with
cover

i.
ii.

iii.

iv.

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Door closer should be provided for closing


the door.
Flush type lock which can be operated
from both sides may be provided for proper
closing.
Rubber sole shoe should be worn by
running room staff to have noiseless step.
6% spare beds should be available in good
condition in running room.
Spare good quality mattresses should be
available in proper stacked with sufficient
quantity
Polythene packed washed spare linen and
pillow with cover should be kept in
almirah.
Linens/blankets/Towels should be marked
with date of supply, serial number, printing
year of purchase and available sufficient
quantity in running room.

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ENGINEERING, ELECTRICAL AND GENERAL INFRASTRUCTURE


S. No.

Items

Scale/ other details

1.

Power back up

i.

Suitable power back up shall be provided as


per requirement so as to ensure continuous
electric supply to running rooms.

2.

Colour and white wash


and
regular
engineering
maintenance

i.

Annual colour wash shall be done for bed


room, lounge and dining room.

ii.

Annual white wash shall be done for box room,


store room.

iii.

Quarterly white wash shall be done for bath


room, lavatory, urinals, kitchen and pantry.

iv.

Periodical white washing and regular


engineering maintenance shall be ensured to
keep the running rooms in good condition

i.

Electrical wiring shall be checked periodically


and regular attention shall be given to light and
fan
points
and
other
electrical
fittings/equipment for their proper functioning.

ii.

Thermostat functioning of gyser should be


checked at regular interval to avoid any
unusual like bursting of the same.

iii.

MCB should be checked for proper


functioning.

i.

Sufficient illumination level shall be ensured in


all areas of running room. The running room
may be provided
with T-5 and CFL lamps
extensively in common areas like Verandah,
Reception, Reading Room, Kitchen, Dining
halls, Toilet blocks etc.

ii.

Energy audit of running room can be carried


out.

iii.

Automatic cut off sensor may be provided to


save electrical energy.

3.

4.

Electrical wiring and


proper maintenance

Proper illumination
level

5.

Communication
facilities - railway and
DOT phones

Both Railway & DOT communication facilities shall


be available.

6.

Provision of rain water


harvesting

Rain water harvesting shall be made in running


room.

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BED ROOM
S. No.

Items

Scale/ other details

1.

Floor area

60 Sq. feet per person approximate

2.

No. of beds per


room/cubicle

i.
ii.
iii.

Bed size - 3x6


Rigid steel frame with hard plywood tops.
Two beds per room.

3.

Bed
numbering
and
display occupancy outside
the room

i.

The bed in the running room should be


numbered.
The name of the occupant of each bed
should be displayed on a small board
outside each room so that correct crew is
woken up without disturbing others.

4.

Cubical

The cubical should be perforated, should be


shoulder height, 6 below the mattress level.

5.

Mattress

Rubberized coir foam for one person per bed shall


be required.

6.

Pillow and pillow cover

ii.

i.
ii.
iii.

7.

Blanket

i.
ii.
iii.

8.

Linen

i.

9.

Door and window curtains

i.

iii.

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Mosquito repellant

Blanket shall be one or two blanket per user


in winter (To be fixed by officer in-charge).
The quality of blanket should be same as
AC-I Coach.
It must be sent to laundry once in three
months

Two numbers polythene packed washed


linen shall be issued to each person
ii. The quality of linen shall be same as AC-1
Coach
iii. Requirement may be calculated as:
Number of users x washing cycle x 2+ 15%
reserve.

ii.

10.

Pillow shall be cotton filling in strong soft


cover (27x16) one per bed.
Pillow cover shall be white soft 30x 20 one
per bed.
Requirement for washing numbers of pillow
x numbers of user x one day for laundry

Curtains should be of dark color and should


match with interiors.
Curtain should be thick cotton cloth of
pleasing colour.
Sun control black film on every window
may be provided to prevent ingress of direct
sun light.

Bed room shall be provided mosquito nets &


repellant

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BED ROOM
S. No.

Items

Scale/ other details

11.

Desert cooler and Exhaust


fan

12.

Lockers

Lockers/shelf shall be provided in bed room for


each bed.

13.

Provision of lights

i. Individual light shall be provided for each cot.


ii. Instead
of
direct
lighting
diffused
light/pathway lighting may be provided in bed
rooms.
iii. Night light may be provided at floor level

Foot mat/door mat

i.

Windows & Doors

i.

14.

15.

i. Wherever desert cooler are provided should be


checked periodically.
ii. One cooler per room for new running room
iii. One cooler for four person in existing running
rooms
iv. Minimum one exhaust fan shall be provided
per room, if ventilation is not proper.
v. Actual number of fan should be decided
locally.

Individual foot mat shall be provided for each


bed.
ii. Door mats shall be provided at each and every
door as per requirement.
Wire mesh should be fitted on window.

ii. Door should be Panel type.


16.

Plug points

Plug points shall be provided for mosquito


repellent, pedestal fan, room heater, mobile
charging etc.

17.

Room heater

Applicable only for cold area at the desertion


office in-charge.

18.

Call bell

i. Call bell shall be provided one push button/


cubical (Existing running room)
ii. Call bell shall be provided one push button/
room (New Running Room.

19.

Pegs for clothes

Individual pegs should be provided for each bed.

20.

Ventilator

Blue colour glasses should be provided in bed


room ventilator

21.

Cleaning and hygiene

i.

Cleaning of room shall be done twice a day

ii. Cleaning of rooms shall be done every


vacation of the occupants.

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KITCHEN
S. No.

Items

Scale/ other details

UTENSILS AND OTHER ITEMS :


As per need however general scale of item is furnished below

Up to 20 to be
catered at a time

Up to 50 to be
catered at a time

i.

Degchies with covers (a)18

ii.

Degchies with covers ( a)14

iii.

Degchies with covers (a)12

iv.

Degchies with covers (a)10

v.

Degchies with covers (a) 8


All aluminum vessels should be
replaced by stainless steel
vessels to avoid health hazard

vi.

Karahi (Iron) (a) 16


Karahi (Iron) (b) 14

-1

-1

vii.

Frying Pans(a) 18
(b) 9
(c) 6

-1
1

1
1
1

viii.

Kettle for boiling water for tea


for 20 cups

ix.

Coffee filter stainless (Shere


required medium type)

1
1

x.

Milk can (Aluminium)


(a) 12 lb
(b) 8 lb

xi.

Tava

xii.

Parat (knotting flour) (a)26


Parat (Knotting flour) (B)18

1
-

xiii.

Thali to cover parat

xiv.

Karahi (Iron) Scraper

xv.

Serving spoon

xvi.

Karahi with ladle

xvii.

Iron fire tongs

xviii.

Fire Pokar

xix.

Chains
(a) for flour wire gauze
(b) Brass for boiled rice

1
1

1
1

xx.

Meat mincing machine

xxi.

Ladookash (Great/spreader)

xxii.

Sil/Batta

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KITCHEN
S. No.

Items

Scale/ other details


Up to 20 to be
catered at a time

Up to 50 to be
catered at a time

xxiii.

Kundi/Danda

xxiv.

Chakla/Belan

xxv.

Meat Knife

xxvi.

Meat chopper

xxvii.

Bread Knife

xxviii. Bread board

xxix.

Toasting rack

xxx.

Vegetable knife

xxxi.

Pie dishes (Various sizes)

xxxii.

Basins, brass4

xxxiii. Receptable for rubbish (with


automatic closing lid)

xxxiv. Lotas

xxxv.

xxxvi. Tumbler brass

xxxvii. Tin cutter

2.

Buckets

WARE AND CUTLERY :


As per need

i.

Mug-porcelain

ii.

Steel ware full plates

iii.

Steel ware quarter plate

iv.

Trays for serving tea

v.

Katories steel two per person plus one small one for ghee in south

vi.

Thalis with pressed katories recesses may also be used.

vii.

Steel tumblers

viii.

Jugs of stainless steel

ix.

Table spoon stainless steel

x.

Tea spoons

xi.

Desert spoons

xii.

Desert forkes ( One per full plate set)

xiii.

Tea strainers (adequate number)

xiv.

Salt cellar to every table

xv.

Pepper cellar to every table

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KITCHEN
S. No.

Items

3.
i.

Scale/ other details

STORE ROOM
Provisions

i.
ii.
iii.

iv.

Size 5 X 63 for 10 beds.


Size - 66 X 8 for 50 beds.
Sufficient numbers of shelves of suitable
width should available (some open &
others with lockable doors)
Receptacles for storage of different kinds
of main provisions. (Applicable only where
departmental catering is available).

Size 14 X 8 for 10 beds.


Size - 27 X 12 for 50 beds.
The size of store room may vary depending
upon the size of the running room.
iv. Sufficient numbers of naphthalene tablets
should be used to avoid damage to blankets
& other stock.
v.
Steel almirah should be provided for
stacking linen materials.
vi. Steel cupboards should be provided for
storage of bed, table linen, blankets etc.
vii. Proper
locking
arrangement
&
enough space for spare furniture etc.

ii.

General Storage

i.
ii.
iii.

4.

Rack (with railing)

It should be provided on the side wall near the


cooking range.

5.

Stools

Stool should be available as per requirement.

6.

Vegetarian and non


vegetarian kitchen

Separate kitchen should be provided


vegetarian and non vegetarian food.

Cleaning and hygiene

i.

7.

8.

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Subsidized meal

for

Cleaning of kitchen shall be done twice a


day.
ii. Menu should be written on board outside the
kitchen daily.
iii. Only branded consumables such as edible
oil, aata, rice, spices etc. shall be used.
iv. Nails of kitchen staff should be properly
clean and well trimmed.
i. Ben Merry, microwave and steam hot case
should be used for hot & fresh meals/ food to
the running staff.
ii. Hot plate should be used.
iii. Subsidized meal should available in all
running rooms.

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S. No.
9.

Items

Scale/ other details

Medical examination of
kitchen staff per year

i.
ii.
iii.

Proper medical of all kitchen staff shall be


ensured.
Use of apron, gloves, nail trimming etc.
shall be ensured.
Health & food related stickers to be
displayed.

10.

Quarterly visit of doctor

Railway doctor should visit the running room and


seek opinion of the occupants about the food and
other environmental conditions.

11.

Exhaust fan /chimney

i. Exhaust fan should be provided


ii. Industrial electrical chimney should be used
for venting hot flue gases or smoke for
comfort of kitchen staff.

12.

Mixture Grinder

Heavy Duty (Hotel Grade i.e. more than 1000W)


Mixer Grinder is recommended for use in running
room.

13.

System of garbage
disposal

Separate dustbins shall be provided for disposal


of Bio-degradable and Non-biodegradable
garbage.

14.

LPG cylinder back up

i. Back up LPG cylinder should be available in


exclusive gas room
ii. At many places cooking gas is in shortage.
Possibility of using induction cooker may be
explored.

DINING HALL/ROOM
1.

Floor Area

i. About 20 Sq.ft/person in lay out for 10 beds


ii. About 15 sq. ft /person in lay out for 50 beds

2.

Window

Wire mesh glazed window should be provided.

3.

Doors

Half glazed and half paneled swing type door


should be provided

4.

Curtain

Blue Cotton curtain on spring curtain rod should


be provided on the glazed portion only.

5.

Dining table and chair

Suitable size dining table and non-folding steel


type (superior quality) and wooden chair for
extremely cold places should be provided.

6.

Mosquito Repellent (All Minimum one number shall be provided. The


out or similar)
number can be increased based on area.

7.

Light and Fans

i.
ii.
iii.

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ensured in dining hall.
Dining hall may be provided with T-5 and
CFL lamps
One fan should be provided for each table.
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DINING HALL/ROOM
S. No.

Items

8.

Water purifier
water cooler

9.

Call bell

1.

Bath room

2.

Lavatory

3.

Urinals

Scale/ other details


and

Reverse Osmosis (RO) system with water cooler


should be provided for supply of drinking water.
One push button on each table shall be provided.

TOILETS AND BATHROOM


i. Bathroom floor should be lower than other floor
surface to avoid water entry outside bathroom.
ii. Good quality shower may be provided in bath
rooms which give pleasure while bathing.
iii. Fresh air fan may be provided in toilet &
bathroom.
i.

Flush type
Both Indian (squatting) type and western
type to be provided.
ii. Dust bin may be kept in toilet to dispose waste
etc.
Auto flush sensor may be provided
in urinals to avoid bad odor.

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4.

Floor

i.
ii.

Antiskid tiles on floor.


Granite tiles on walls up to 46.

5.

Wash
basins
mirrors

&

i.
ii.

One per 8 beds (up to 50 beds).


One for 10 beds (Beyond 50 bed).

6.

Electric water heaters


(Geysers)

i.
ii.

One for each bathroom.


One standby for each running room.

7.

Solar water heater

Solar water heater should be provided.

8.

General arrangement

i.
ii.

Bath rooms and lavatories should be separate.


The complete bathroom and toilet area should
be tiled with antiskid tiles.
iii. Interior walls of lavatories and closets to be of
granite tiles to a minimum height of 46.
Floor to be of antiskid tiles.
iv. Deodorant tablets must be provided in the
lavatory.
v. All bath rooms must be provided with coat
hooks /hanger
vi. Soap dish holders in sufficient nos.
vii. Liquid soap dispensers should be available
with every wash basins.
viii. Bath rooms soap dispensers should be
available with every wash basins.
ix. Adequate sanitary workers should be
available & earmarked for running room.
x. Arrangement for hanging cloths and towels.
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TOILETS AND BATHROOM


S. No.

9.

Items

Cleanliness

Scale/ other details


xi. Shower as well as the ordinary tap should be
available.
xii. One three gallon bucket and one mug for each
bathroom.
xiii. Emergency water tanks.
i.
ii.

10.

Fresh air fan

11.

Availability of
washing machine
/dryer and electric
iron

1.

Doors

2.

Floor Area

3.

News papers &


Magazine

4.

Small library

Material required for sanitary staff should be


provided as per requirement.
Daily cleaning should be done

Fresh air fan may be provided in toilet & bathroom.


i.
ii.

Washing machine and iron may be provided in


laundry room.
Hand drier may be available at dining
room
and toilet/bathroom also.

READING ROOM/ LOUNGE


Doors should be panel type
i. 30 sq. feet/person for 10 beds layout
ii. 15 sq. feet/person for 50 beds layout
(to be allotted o the basis of the number of beds
plus a margin for increase)
As per Railway Board guide lines.
A small library should be maintained, in which GR,
SR, Accident Manual, Trouble Shooting Guide,
operating Manual and similar other books may be kept.

5.

TV Sets /Radio Sets / If provided then its user shall be closely monitored.
Music System

6.

Chairs

7.

Ceiling fans

Five for every twenty beds, including one easy chair


should be provided.
It should be decided as per norms given in National
Building Code issued by Bureau of energy
conservation. Optimization table is reproduced on
CAMTECH recommendation serial no 62 page no 98
in this report.

8.

Call bell

One push button should be provided

9.

Wall clock

Wall clock shall be provided in the lounge.

1.

SAFETY AND SECURITY


Pucca pathway and
i.
Pucca pathway should be made main of station
illumination from
gate to running room.
running room to
ii.
Pathway should be covered by plastic sheet.
lobby
iii.
Plantation should be done on both side of
pathway.
iv.
Sufficient illumination should be made from
running room to lobby.

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SAFETY AND SECURITY


S. No.

Items

Scale/ other details

2.

Fire protection
system

i. Adequate number of fire extinguishers shall be


provided.
ii. Ensure availability of round bottom fire buckets
filled with sand & water.

3.

First aid box and i.


training of running
room staff on first ii.
aid and fire fighting iii.

4.

Boundary
wall/fencing

i. Running room should have proper boundary


wall/fencing.
ii. Collapsible gate should be provided with locking
arrangement to ensure security during night.

5.

Security

i.

1.

YOGA, MEDITATION AND FITNESS


Light music system Light music system should be provided in meditation
room

2.

Concentration board

Concentration board should be provided in meditation


room such as dhyan bindu, OM etc.

3.

Display of
motivational slogans

Motivational slogan should be display.

4.

Recreation Facilities
(indoor Game etc.)

Indoor game may be provided such as carom, chess etc.

5.

Fitness Facilities

The following equipment may be kept for fitnessi. Foot massager for relaxation.
ii. Gym equipment and gym ball
iii. Treadmill equipment
iv. BMI index and weight machine
v. Eye massager
vi. Acupressure equipment

First aid box shall be well equipped


with
necessary medicines.
Medicines shall be checked periodically for expiry.
Running room staff should be trained in giving
first-aid including contractor staff and use of firefighting equipment.

Round the clock security should be available.

MISCELLANEOUS

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1.

Lost item

A box with name Return Gift Box to return the lost


item of crew may be kept at reception.

2.

Coir mat

Coir mat may be provided in corridor and wall for


cooling of running room.

3.

Complain box

Complain box may be kept at reception. The key of


the same should be with running room in-charge.

4.

Display of important
mobile & DOT
number

Important DOT or mobile phone


displayed at appropriate places.

numbers should be

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5.
6.

7.
8.
9.
10.

11.
12.
13.

14.
15.
16.
17.

18.

19.
20.
21.

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MISCELLANEOUS
Items
Scale/ other details
Female crew
Since the numbers of female crew are increasing therefore
suitable facilities may be made.
Festival in
Running crew is away from home during festivals also. To
running room
instill the feeling of belongingness, festival may be
organized in running rooms. Fasting meal should also be
served if required by running crew.
Sensor
Automatic cut off sensor may be provided to save electrical
energy.
Energy saving
Similar arrangement like insert key tag may be provided
for energy conservation and electrical safety.
Hot & cold flask Hot & cold flask may be kept for drinking warm/cold
water as per requirement of weather.
Rubber hot
Hot water bottle may be kept at reception for those who are
water bottle
suffering from pain arising out of spondylitis, sciatica,
arthritis etc.
Diabetic crew
Many of the crew is diabetic therefore provision of sugar
free tea/special meal may be made.
Energy audit
Energy audit of running room can be carried out.
Thermocool
Many products are available in the market with brand
thermocool and similar which blocks the transfer of heat
inwards if applied on roofs. Same may be applied on the
roof of the running room to keep the it cool during
summer.
Induction cooker At many places cooking gas is in shortage. Possibility of
using induction cooker may be explored
Closing of
Civil authorities should be approached for removing the
liquor shop
liquor shop near the running room.
Auto sensor in
Auto flush sensor may be provided in urinals to avoid
urinals
bad odor.
Cow catcher
Cow catcher may be provided at main entrance to avoid
entry of animals in the campus of running room. Suitable
chemical may be sprayed under cow catcher to block/regrowth of vegetation.
Sound sleep
i. Many loco pilot complain of not getting sleep. Few
running rooms have kept yoga NINDRA lecture in ipod to be heard if crew not getting sleep.
ii. Wherever possible the same room/bed may be allotted
to the loco pilot for sound sleep.
Industrial
Industrial vacuum cleaner may be made available for
vacuum cleaner
cleaning of carpet.
Smoking
Smoking should be strictly prohibited in the campus of
running room
Training
of Contractor staff needs training on customer behavior
contractor staff
before deploying on running room.

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REFERENCES
1.

Railway Board Guide Lines as per Boards letter No.2001/M (L)/467/2 Dated -10.11.03.

2.

Report on High Power Committee to Review the Duty Hours of Running and Other
Safety Related categories of Staff has been issued by Railway Board on August, 2013.

3.

Report of EDs committee of Railway Board on implementation in running room and


crew lobbies November 2003.

4.

Suggestions given by participants for various Railways during seminar conducted on


14.02.2014 at IRCAMTECH, Gwalior.

5.

Suggestions given by CMPE/SER/Kolkata vide letter no. M1/718/Rg.Room/Pt.VII/138


dated. 20.03.2014

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OUR OBJECTIVE

To upgrade maintenance technologies and


methodologies and achieve improvement in
productivity, performance of all Railway
assets and manpower which inter-alia would
cover reliability, availability, utilisation and
efficiency.

If you have any suggestions and any specific


Comments please write to us.
Contact person

Director (Elect.)

Postal Address

Indian Railways
Centre for Advanced
Maintenance technology,
Maharajpur, Gwalior.
Pin code 474 005

Phone

0751 2470740
0751 2470803

Fax

0751 2470841