New Delhi: Indian Railways’ West Central Railway (WCR) zone recently installed the first Automatic Coach Washing Plants (ACWP) in Madhya Pradesh’s Habibganj railway station.
“Automatic Coach Washing Plants (ACWP) are now being installed at major depots for exterior cleaning of trains with substantial reduction in water consumption and saving in man power,” said an official statement. Exterior cleaning of coaches is done while placing the rake on washing lines (pit lines) through ACWP.
Automatic Coach Washing Plants not only clean the exterior of coaches more effectively and efficiently, but they also reduce the direct water requirement by avoiding wastage. Water recycling facilities further reduce water requirements. Railways have installed ACWPs at more than 29 locations so far.
Facts about Automatic Coach Washing Plants:
Normal Water consumption without ACWP – 1500 litres per coach