The project of establishing the Diesel Loco Shed at Krishnarajapuram was commenced during April 1980 with an outlay of Rs. 6.65 Crores for creating infrastructural facilities to hold 60 locomotives. However with the available basic facilities, activities of maintenance of BG Diesel Locomotives was commenced during 1983 with 9 locomotives holding.
The covered facilities to the extent of 8810 Sqm was provided in a total area of 98540 sqm wherein all the basic facilities required for maintaining 60 locos were ensured. The entire project was completed during 1990
During the year 97-98 for meeting the requirement of maintenance of additional holding of another 5 locos (65 locos), the covered area was further expanded in the light repair bay to the extent of 180 Sqm (15m x 12m) at a cost of Rs.37.35 lakhs, which include certain other vital M&Ps.
With the Master Plan of Railway Board, KJM shed will ultimately hold 150 locos. With this proposed plan the facilities got further more added up with the project cost of Rs.12.66 Crores during 1999-2000. Under this project, the covered area is further increased by 2090 sqm leading to the total of 11080 Sqm. Similarly Loco holding also got improved up to the present level of 97 Locos (July 2004)