Tiruchchirappalli: On the occasion of 72nd Independence Day Celebrations, Shri P. Uday Kumar Reddy, Divisional Railway Manager, Tiruchchirappalli unfurled the National Flag today (15.08.2018) and accepted the Guard of Honour given by the Railway Protection Force at Kallukuzhi Railway Ground, Tiruchchirappalli. He then inspected the Railway Protection Force parade contingent. The function was attended by senior railway officers, staff of Tiruchchirappalli division, their families and public. The parade was followed up with brief cultural programme.
During his address, Shri P. Uday Kumar Reddy, Divisional Railway Manager read out the message of General Manager, Southern Railway and also highlighted the achievements of Tiruchchirappalli Division in the current financial year till July 2018.
The Highlights of the Tiruchchirappalli Division in the Current Financial Year upto July 2018
On passenger segment, Division has carried 15 lakhs more passengers and earned Rs.10.61 crores. In the freight sector,registered 31.47% higher earnings by loading 7,99,347 metric tons of goods and achieved 25% higher loading in coal, 353% higher loading in Food grain, 367% higher loading in Fertilizer, 50% higher loading in Iron ore and 27% higher loading in other goods category.
In the passenger amenities, the FOB from platform 1 to 5 at Trichy Jn. railway station was opened for passengers and work for the remaining portion is in progress. The Train Captain service has been extended to all Mail/Express trains over the division. To promote the UTS(Unreserved Ticketicking Sysytem) on Mobile App, Airtel network service provider was permitted to setup Kiosks with wi-fi hot spot zones in 19 Railway stations over the division.
On the project side, the track between Pattukkottai and Karaikudi has been completed and work between Tiruvarur – Pattukkottai section in progress and is likely to be completed during the current financial year. Major track maintenance work of deep screening was carried out in 17 Nos. of points and crossings in Villupuram Yard which will ensure smooth and safe running of trains over turn-outs in the section.
He also highlighted that, 47 Unmanned LCs have been eliminated so far. Online grievance monitoring system has been introduced for streamlining the employee’s grievances. New Badminton Court, renovated Basketball Court, Newly paved Walker’s path and Athletic track including Gym at Kallukuzhi Railway Stadium was opened for the benefit of employee’s. All the three blocks of Running Room at Trichy was provided with air-conditioning facility which will help the Loco Pilots and Guards to have comfortable rest.
He further added that, Divison is going to operate the Steam Heritage Train Ride between Puducherry and Chinnababusamudram for the enthusiast heritage riders. The 1st inaugural run of the Steam Heritage Train is on 18th August (Saturday), 2018 from Puduchery railway station.
The Divisional Manger congratulated Shri Manikanda Arumugam, athlete who won Gold in 4 x 100 Meter Relay event with a new meet record of 40.20 seconds in the 58th Inter State Athletic Championship 2018 held at Guwahati in June 2018 and Ms. K. Suirya, Athlete who participated in the XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
The Railway employees were also thanked for their efforts in all achievements of Railway. They have been implored to re-dedicate themselves for betterment of the Division and system in the coming days.