The Central Workshop at Goldenrock/ Tiruchchirappalli (GOC) of Southern Railway has bagged the Shield for Best Railway Workshop in Indian Railways for its outstanding performance during the year 2018-19. This is the first occasion in the history of GOC to win the Best Workshop shield at the National level instituted by Railway Board. The Carriage & Wagon Workshop at Jagadhri, Northern Railway has shared the Shield along with GOC. The Shield was received from Shri.Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman, Railway Board by Shri. Rahul Jain, General Manager, Southern Railway along with Shri.P.N.Jha, Chief Workshop Manager, Golden Rock Workshop, Tiruchchirappalli during the grand function held in Mumbai as part of 64thRailway Week Annual Awards at Railway Board Level. Seven Officers and Staff of Southern Railway also received awards at Railway Board Level during the function.Golden Rock Workshop has achieved remarkable milestones in Periodic Overhauling of Coaches (POH), reduction in sick marking of coaches, local passing of rolling stock, commissioning of critical Plants & Machinery, effective utilization of funds, imparting training to employees, to mention a few.
Further, GOC has undertaken special projects such as upgradation of coaches under Utkrisht Scheme, fitment of eco-friendly Bio-toilets and efficient scrap management. The Workshop has many feathers in its cap, namely, IMS, ISO 3834, and Energy Management Certifications, 5-Star and Green CO rating from Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).