Conduct On Board Surprise Inspections and ensure Coach Cleanliness: Instructs GM/SCR

SECUNDERABAD: Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, South Central Railway stressed upon ensuring cleanliness in the coaches of all classes with immediate effect. He conducted intensive review meeting on Cleanliness, Safety and Freight loading today i.e., on 23rd October, 2017 at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad along with Principal Heads of Departments. The Divisional Railway Managers (DRMs) of all six Divisions i.e. Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Guntakal, Guntur and Nanded attended the meeting through video conference.

Vinod Kumar Yadav speaking on the cleanliness, instructed the Mechanical department officials to conduct on board surprise inspections on coach cleanliness and to ensure proper cleanliness in the trains over the zone. Speaking on the freight loading, he took the stock of freight loading over the zone and instructed the officials to make proper planning for improving the freight loading and advised to identify the reasons for poor loading and to resolve the issues in field level.

The General Manager also held a detailed review of the safety aspects on the Zone including minor incidents of unusual happenings like yard derailments and signal failures etc., He advised the officials and staff to identify the vulnerable locations on the zone which may affect the safe movement of both passenger and goods trains. He advised the officials to take all possible precautions for safe running of the trains. He instructed the Officials to reiterate all the safety related circulars and system improvements.

He discussed division wise and month wise targets on the elimination of the Unmanned Level Crossings(UMLCs) and instructed all the DRMs to expedite the works in progress and to finalize the tenders related to elimination of UMLCs works. Further he instructed DRMs to focus on elimination of all the UMLCs with in target time as it is one of the safety related priority item monitored by the Railway Minister. He instructed the officials to send all the safety related works proposals immediately to General Manager for final approval.

John Thomas, Additional General Manger; K.V.Siva Prasad, Principal Chief Engineer; N. Madhusudana Rao, Principal Chief Operations Manager; Smt.Padmini Radhakrishnan,  Principal Financial Advisor (PFA); Arjun Mundiya, Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer; Vijay Agrawal, Principal Chief Administrative Officer (Construction); V.M.Srivastava, Chief Signal & Telecommunications Engineer; A.A.Phadke, Principal Chief Electrical Engineer; N.V.Ramana Reddy, Principal Chief Personnel Officer; K.H.K.Dora, Principal Chief Medical Director and Ashesh Agarwal, Sr.Deputy General Manager were amongst the officials present.