Hyderabad: Railway Board Chairman Aswani Lohani has stressed on according top priority to Safety on Indian Railways.
He was addressing a high level performance review meeting of General Managers (GMs) of all the Zonal Railways including Production units on the aspect of Safety, Punctuality, Loading and Works in progress on Saturday through video conference.
Interacting with the General Managers, Ashwani Lohani stated that safety is the prime concern for Indian Railways in the changing times. He advised the General Managers and other senior officials to interact more with the field and monitor the implementation of rules formulated for the improvement of systems for ensuring safety.
He emphasized on cleanliness at the stations, trains and work places also. He instructed on focus to be given to elimination of Unmanned Level Crossings, provision of Gate Mitras, Construction of Limited Height Subways to eliminate Level Crossings as per the target fixed. He also stressed upon welfare of the workforce to achieve optimum productivity in train operations.
Further, he instructed to focus on the Cleanliness Drive being taken up Nationwide “Swachhta hi Sewa” which commenced on 15th September and will continue up to 2nd October which will be observed Swachh Bharat Diwas.
South Central Railway (SCR) General Manager Vinod Kumar Yadav appraised on the Safety Performance of the Zone. He stated that Zone is focusing on track maintenance and elimination of all the 268 UMLCs which are presently manned by Gate Mithras.
He informed that the asset reliability on the Zone has been significantly improved and Cleanliness has been accorded top priority. The Zone has initiated several Staff Welfare measures to resolve grievances of the employees.
An Employees’ Charter has been prepared and being implemented at Headquarters and Divisions to facilitate employee needs. SCR bagged several awards and Green Co Certificates for Workshops and Service Buildings for green initiatives.
SCR Additional General Manager John Thomas and other senior officials were also present in the meeting. (INN)