MECHANISED LAUNDRY COMMISSIONED AT VISAKHAPATNAM RAILWAY STATION,Vizag Vision..
provide much better linen for the railway passengers, the Waltair Division of East Coast Railway commissioned the mechanised laundry at Gnanapuram side of Visakhapatnam railway station,.
The fully automatic laundry with a capacity of 4 tonne was set up at a cost of Rs 24.08 crores for 10 years which nearer to Visakhapatnam railway station. They private agency will have to operate it for 10 years and hand it over to Railways. It can wash, dry and iron the linen automatically.
Per day it can make 4,500 bed rolls with each bed roll consists of two blankets, one pillow cover and one face towel per shift of 8hrs. The cost of each bed roll washing and pressing cost would be Rs 12.07/-. The laundry was established in 20,000 square feet area. The operator has installed best equipment in the world like washer-cum-extractor, flat ironer-cum-feeder and folder and dryers. Best of the eco-friendly steam boilers for energy efficient and pollution free generation of steam and 1000 litres of Sintex water tanks commissioned for huge water storage. It will provide quality and fresh linen to the passengers. Hitherto,the process was being done manually by outsourcing . From Visakhapatnam linen should be supplied to 21 trains.