Hyderabad: South Central Railway (SCR) General Manager Vinod Kumar Yadav conducted a safety review meeting on Monday at Rail Nilayam in Secunderabad along with Principal Heads of Departments and Divisional Railway Managers (DRM) of all six Divisions i.e., Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Guntakal, Guntur and Nanded through video conference.
The General Manager complimented officials of Guntakal Division for restoring the breaches in Kalluru- Pamidi & Kalluru – Khadarpet section on war foot with minimal effect on running of trains. In this context, he advised the concerned officials to strengthen tracks adjacent to the river banks.
He further instructed the DRMs of all divisions to identify the flood affected spots especially in the coastal sections and be well prepared to tackle any situation. He also advised that regular counseling to the employees in safety categories will result in reduction of human failures.
He reviewed the ongoing works with regard to elimination of Unmanned Level Crossings and instructed the officials to speed up the work and assured of full support in all aspects.
He also advised the engineering officials to be more cautious near Railway Bridges and regularly watch the water levels in coordination with State Government officials.
Speaking on the precautions to be observed during the Diwali season, he advised all the concerned officials to be alert and take necessary action to avoid stampede situations and improve the systems to manage the rush of passengers.
He further instructed to ensure that carrying of Inflammable articles like Crackers etc to be prevented. He also instructed to conduct regular inspections to ensure quality drinking water in the railway stations and colonies in the ensuing rainy season.
Principal Chief Engineer K.Siva Prasad, Principal Chief Operations Manager N.Madhusudana Rao, Chief Commercial Manager M.G.Sekharam and senior officials attended the meeting. (INN)