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Upgrade infrastructure to ensure safety and punctuality: SCR GM
Upgrade infrastructure to ensure safety and punctuality: SCR GM

Upgrade infrastructure to ensure safety and punctuality: SCR GM

Hyderabad: South Central Railway (SCR) General Manager Vinod Kumar Yadav called upon to focus on upgradation of infrastructure facilities to ensure safety and punctuality of train operations.

He conducted intensive review meeting on Safety, Punctuality and freight loading today at Rail Nilayam in Secunderabad along with Principal Heads of Departments. The Divisional Railway Managers (DRMs) of all the 6 Divisions on SCR viz., Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Guntur, Guntakal and Nanded joined the meeting through Video Conference.

Vinod Kumar Yadav, speaking on infrastructural developmental aspect, suggested DRMs to focus on up gradation of all the staff training institutes in the zone on priority basis. He advised officials to adopt advance teaching methods and training technology to enhance the skills of staff as part of ensuring safety.

The SCR GM held a review of all the safety aspects on the zone including minor incidents of unusual happenings like yard derailments, weld failures, rail fractures and gate open cases etc., He instructed the officials to concentrate on the works related to safety to avoid all unsafe working conditions to bring the zone to incident free zone in terms of safety.

Vinod Kumar Yadav, while reviewing the punctuality of the zone, stated that, the unscheduled traffic blocks will affect the punctuality of the zone and instructed the officials to properly plan and strictly avoid traffic block bursts.

The General Manager also reviewed the works related to elimination of Unmanned level crossings (UMLCs) over the zone and instructed to achieve the targets within the prescribed time frame and complete the pending procedures of tenders related to UMLC gates.

He held a detailed review of the performance in freight loading over the zone and instructed all the DRMs to improve the loading and reach the target.

Earlier, the General Manager released SCR Booklet on Instructions for New Line Opening/Electrification/Double/Triple Quadruple lines.

SCR Additional General Manager John Thomas and other senior officials were present in the meeting. (INN)

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