Focus on Elimination of Unmanned Level Crossings by 2018: GM/SCR

SECUNDERABAD: Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager of South Central Railway stressed upon according top priority to ensure safety related works and instructed the Officials to ensure elimination of  all Unmanned Level Crossings (UMLCs) on the zone by the end of 2018. He informed that the safety aspects related to UMLCs are monitored by the Hon’ble Minister for Railways on a regular basis. General Manager conducted an intensive review meeting on Safety, Punctuality, Freight loading, Passenger amenities and cleanliness today i.e., 9th October, 2017 at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad along with Principal Heads of Departments. Divisional Railway Managers (DRMs) from all six Divisions i.e. Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Guntakal, Guntur and Nanded attended the meeting through video conference.

Vinod Kumar Yadav, held an intensive review of all the safety aspects on the Zone including minor incidents of unusual happenings like yard derailments, gate open cases etc.,. He instructed the officials to conduct focused inspections on the safety aspects and  to counsel the staff to avoid unusual incidents and to ensure safe rail travel. Further he instructed all DRMs to send the proposals for safety related works immediately as it is the top priority item related to safety and monitored by the Railway Board. Further he advised to speed up the elimination of  UMLC gates works over the zone.

Speaking on the punctuality, General Manager, South Central Railway instructed the Officials to make action plans to improve the punctuality above 95% over the zone General Manager instructed the officials to focus for early completion of  ongoing foot over bridge (FOB) works and widening of platforms and instructed to take proper initiatives in crowd managements. Vinod Kumar Yadav complimented the officials for good maintenance of the employees facilitation hub at Head quarters in solving the grievances and he advised the officials to establish these type of facility hubs at all the divisional offices also. Further, he instructed the officials to take up the quarters repair works as priority item over SCR and to complete early.

Earlier, Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, South Central Railway  presented “Man of the Month” safety awards to sixteen employees for showing alertness in the duty and taking timely action to prevent unsafe conditions.

John Thomas, Additional General Manger along with Sr. Officials were amongst the officials present.

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