Schedule of Maintenance (Northern Railway)

Schedule of Colour Washing and Distempering

Polishing mosaic or wooden parquette and red ochre flooring, replacing coloured or white glazed tiles in bath room and lavatory, plastering external and internal surfaces and enamel painting, painting/varnishing wood work and painting steel work will be carried out only on condition basis.

"Building/Structures such as Cinema Houses, Latrines, Canteens, dining Halls- Maintenance of which is governed by the Statutory Acts such as Factories Act, Madras Cinema (Regulations) Act, etc. should be white washed/Colour washed at the intervals as laid down in these Acts."

Colour Washing or White washing may be done to the interior of residential buildings on account of disinfection. When there is a change of tenancy, white washing may be done to the kitchen and bathroom at the discretion of the Assistant Engineer.

Service Building


Service Building Colour washing exterior plastered Surface Interior white washing including celling White washing of kitchen and pantry Interior Distempering
Areas with not less than 1500 mm rainfall per year Areas with not less than 1500 mm rainfall per year
Hospitals Once a year Once in 2 years Once a year Once in 6 months Once in 2 years
Refreshement Room -do- -do- -do- -do- -do-
Rest Houses for Officers and Sub-ordinates -do- -do- Once in 2 years Once in a years -do-
Running rooms -do- -do- Once in a years Once in 6 months -do-
Offices- -do- -do- -do- -- -do-
Work shops and running sheds etc. -do- -do- -do- -- --
Goods Sheds Transhipment sheds,repacking sheds etc. -do- -do- -do- -- --
Gate-lodges, cabins etc. Once in a years Once in 2 years Once in 2 years -- --
Schools -do- -do- Once in a years -- --
Institutes and clubs -do- -do- Once in 2 years Once in a years Once in 2 years

Residential Buildings


Residential Buildings Colour washing exterior plastered Surface Interior white washing including celling White washing of kitchen and pantry Interior Distempering
Areas with not less than 1500 mm rainfall per year Areas with not less than 1500 mm rainfall per year
Officer's Bungalow Once in 2 years Once in 2 years Once in 2 years Once in 2 years Once in 2 years
Refreshement Room -do- -do- -do- -do- -do-
Rest Houses for Officers and Sub-ordinates -do- -do- Once in 2 years Once in a years -do-