Rly’s Kanchannagar treatment plant relaunched after eight yrs


Kanchannagar treatment plant of Eastern Railway was re-inaugurated after eight years. Eastern Railway General Manager (GM) Jahangir Hossain inaugurated it as the chief guest on Wednesday. 

Kanchannagar Slipper Treatment Plant was set up on 36 acres of land during the Pakistan period at Patiya in Chattogram. All the wooden slippers of the railway were repaired at the treatment plant. 

The treatment plant had a combination of wooden sleeper depot and iron sleeper depot. As a result, slippers could be made by collecting raw materials. 

However, the plant was shut down in 2012 due to a manpower crisis. Although it was reopened in the middle, the treatment plant was shut down again within a few months. Considering the importance of the factory in August 2020, steps were taken to reopen the plant in a full-fledged manner.

GM of Eastern Railway Jahangir Hossain said the sleeper treatment plant is important. The slippers of the railway line are repaired at this plant. Its introduction will increase revenue.

Chief Engineer of Eastern Railway Md. Sabuktagin, Senior Deputy Assistant Engineer Md. Saifullah SA Truck Md. Mohiuddin Arif, COPS SM Salauddin, Truck Supply Officer (East) Md. Rafiqul Islam were present at the inauguration of the treatment plant.