Trackmen working on Indian Railways to get good quality jackets, industrial boots and lights. Railways employ thousands of Trackmen who walk along the tracks in all sorts of weather conditions on daily basis to ensure track safety.
NEW DELHI: Indian Railways takes it very seriously when it comes to safety and security and this was proved by the Chairman of Railway Board, Ashwani Lohani
Ashwani Lohani, Chairman, Railway Board (CRB) has conducted cold weather night foot patrolling along with patrolmen in Delhi-Rewari section in the intervening night of 6th and 7th January, 2018. As the head of the institution, he had firsthand experience and took major decisions in connection with Staff welfare and working conditions.
CRB walked on track in full patrolling beat of 2kms + 2kms in extremely cold weather conditions, with patrolmen and closely watched and experienced first-hand the difficult task of patrolmen. Showing his concern for the welfare of patrolmen & supervisors, while interacting with them, he minutely examined their safety equipments, protective clothing, boots and fluorescent jackets.
The Chairman, Railway Board suggested to carry out changes and passed instructions that:-
- Instead of overcoats, good quality jackets be supplied preferably yearly as against overcoat once in 3 years.
- Supply of good quality industrial boots by procurement, over & above the uniform allowance.
- Supplying high intensity chargeable type torches and
- LED type HS lamp instead of kerosene based lamps.
CRB was accompanied by a team of Railway officials including Member Staff DK Gayen and DRM/Delhi Division.
Lohani wanted a close check on the equipment failures and ensuring quick restoration and correction of any failure. Intensified inspections are also conducted for increasing alertness level amongst the staff includig drivers, guards, station masters, cabin men and train maintenance teams.