The Stores Department is the procurement and disposal agency for entire South Central Railway . The entire activity of recoupment , procurement, inspection , accounting , stocking and distribution of stores is looked after by the Stores Department . Stores are procured for the maintenance of rolling stock (locomotives , coaches , wagons) and infrastructure ( track , singnalling systems, building etc .), operation of assets (lubricating oils etc.) and repairs in workshops. Tenders are invited from time to time for the supply of such hardware.
A Controller of stores , who is assisted by two Chief materials managers, heads the organization . Stores are purchased in the headquarters office and stocked in fourteen stocking depots. There are fourteen stocking depots situated at Secunderabad , Hubli , Vijayawada , Tirupati, Kazipet, Gooty and Guntakal. These depots cater to the requirements of nearly 1,000 stations in five divisions, five workshops , seven loco sheds and a number of indentors spread across the railway network.