Hyderabad: The members of Institute of Indian Railway Electrical Engineers, South Central Railway Chapter celebrated 7th Railway Electrical Engineers Day Celebrations at Electric Loco Shed, Lallaguda, South Central Railway on Saturday.
South Central Railway (SCR) General Manager Vinod Kumar Yadav was the chief guest and Additional General Manager John Thomas was the guest of honour.
The Electrical Engineers Day is celebrated as a mark of its remembrance for the 1st ever electric train was run on 3rd Feb, 1925 from Boribander (Now known as Mumbai CST) to Kurla on 1500v DC on Great India Peninsula Railway
Speaking on the occasion, Vinod Kumar Yadav stated that Electrical Engineering has got bright future ahead in the Railways as the emphasis is laid in the recent Budget for Railway Electrification all over the Railway network.
He stated that the Minister for Railways and the Chairman, Railway Board are taking positive view for the introduction of semi Hi-Speed trains and Hi- Speed Trains Network. He also appealed to the officials of electrical department to rise to the requirements of large scale railway electrification projects and ensure timely completion from concept to commissioning.
The SCR is placed at top position over Indian Railways in terms of achieving Energy conservation awards continuously for three years with the efforts made by Electrical Department and should maintain the same in forth coming years, he added.
The General Manager also visited the Electric Loco Shed, interacted with the staff and planted a sapling in the premises.
Earlier, the Additional General Manager spoke on the occasion and said that Electric Engineers have to face the challenges ahead to achieve the targets of electrification projects completion.
Chief Electrical Loco Engineer Gopinath Mallya welcomed the dignitaries and made a presentation on the theme of Electric Traction and Technological advancements over the years.
Principal Financial Advisor (PFA) Padmini Radhakrishnan and other senior officials participated in the seminar. (INN)