Sat. Apr 4th, 2020

Nali Kali! Railways to make joy of learning better on board

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Mysuru: The condemned coaches at the railway workshop here have been turned into a centre of learning. The coaches aptly named as ‘Nali Kali’ (Joyful learning) were inaugurated at the Railway Colony’s Primary School in Ashokapuram.

The exterior of a coach painted with the image of a black board with Kannada alphabets.

It is an innovative method of utilising two old condemned coaches, by duly refurbishing the interiors with fans and lights by providing safe and secure and different learning environment.

The interior of a coach.

In one coach, two class rooms for fourth and fifth grades with teaching aids have been provided. Another coach provides a spacious meeting/activity hall to the children. The exteriors of the coaches are tastefully painted with emphasise on green environment, educative themes like water cycle. Two separate bio-toilets for the use of children have also been provided.

Sujata Singh, President, SWR Women’s Organisation inaugurated the coaches during the inspection of the workshop.

Ajay Kumar Singh, General Manager of SWR, Hubballi, inaugurated Electrical Sub Station built under the workshop augmentation project.

Various other facilites such as Renovated Drawing Office with required facilities, Bio-Tank servicing facility for cleaning and servicing Bio-Toilets and a Shuttle Badminton Court with wooden floor for the use of employees were also inaugurated by the General Manager in the Central Workshop, during the visit.

Singh also reviewed the performance of the workshops for the year 2019-20. While commending the performance of the Shops, he gave important and useful guidance to the workshop administration on further improvement to the shops and employees welfare, according to P Srinivasu, Chief Workshop Manager.

– Team Mysoorunews