Hyderabad: South Central Railway General Manager Ravindra Gupta reiterated the emphasis on safety of railway operations in his address at the Mid-Term Review Conference of Engineering Department Officials on Friday at Rail Nilayam in Secunderabad.
The General Manager complimented Engineering Department for maintaining the track in good condition and timely alertness during unusual situations.
He advised them to take all precautions in maintenance of track in view of ensuing winter season. He also instructed to carefully monitor rail fractures, weld failures etc and initiate measures immediately to rectify the problems.
He suggested the engineers to incorporate Crash Barriers in the design of Road Over Bridges as part of providing safety.
Ravindra Gupta stressed upon the need to provide good working conditions to the workforce by providing them with essential equipment, proper uniform, retro reflective jackets etc.,
especially to the trackmen / gangmen and level crossing gatemen. He advised the officials to take all precautions and monitor the flood situations on real time basis by properly coordinating with State Government departments.
He instructed the officials to ensure the supply of potable drinking water at the Railway stations and Railway colonies.
He also emphasized on better management of Railway premises along with environmental protection.
The conference discussed various issues like safety of railway tracks, progress of various developmental works like elimination of Level Crossings, track renewals, bridge maintenance works, progress of Aadharsh stations etc., over the Zone.
Additional General Manager A.K. Gupta and Principal Chief Engineer S. N. Singh were amongst the officials present. (INN)