GUNTUR: Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, South Central Railway undertook inspection of Nandyal-Guntur Section of Guntur Division today i.e., 17th January, 2018. He was accompanied by Principle heads of the departments and Ms V.G.Bhooma, Divisional Railway Manager, Guntur Division.
The General Manager began his inspection with the Nandyal Railway Station, Running Room, Crew Lobby, Stores etc. He planted saplings at Running Room as part of Green Initiative and inaugurated Children’s Park. He also inaugurated ‘Employees Digital Hub VISION 2040’ developed by Personnel Department of South Central Railway. The General Manager inspected the Railway colony; Staff quarters and interacted with the occupants. He also inspected Health Unit at Nandyal Railway station and enquired about facilities provided for employees. Bhuma Brahmananda Reddy, Hon’ble MLA Nandyal met Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, SCR and discussed on Rail Developmental issues in his area. Vinod Kumar Yadav interacted with media at Nandyal station and informed about developmental plans in Guntur Division.
The General Manager conducted a window trailing inspection from Nandyal, passing through Nandipalli, Gazulapalli and Chelama Railway Stations. Later, he conducted the inspection of the Bogada tunnel, which is the longest tunnel on SCR measuring 1.54 Kilometers. He conducted a thorough scrutiny of Minor Bridge No. 304 near “Bogada Tunnel” and checked the ‘Emergency Communication Sockets’ situated there. He made several suggestions to the engineering staff for good upkeep of the tunnel and interacted with the Gang Staff. He also inspected circulating area and carriage watering management at Diguvametta Railway station.
At Markapur, Vinod Kumar Yadav inspected station premises, platforms and inaugurated new Railway Employee Quarters & Children’s Park. J. Venkata Reddy, Hon’ble MLA, Markapur met the General Manager and discussed about the rail developmental plans.
Foldable Wheel Chair along with Ramp facility inaugurated :
Guntur Division has taken up a significant step forward in making trains more accessible to Divyang (Differently-abled) passengers, aged and passengers with limited mobility. Wheelchairs are provided in all the stations on the Zone to facilitate needy passengers boarding and de-boarding the trains.
Towards this, an initiative has been taken up on Guntur Division, to address the issue and to provide a more comfortable and hassle free access to needy passengers by developing a user friendly proto type ramp which further perfected in consultation with the industries working in this sector. This ramp will help to push the wheel chair into the coach and then worked on a wheel chair which will have access into the narrow aisles of all coaches. The real big challenge was to make a wheel chair comfortable to the Divyang (disabled passengers) and enters the doors of all coaches especially 3AC coaches also. K. Baburao, Senior Divisional Mechanical Engineer, Guntur Division took initiative in developing and finalizing the concept.
Vinod Kumar Yadav made an extensive inspection of Guntur Railway Station, including platforms, passenger amenities available at the station etc., Mustafa, Hon’ble MLA, Guntur East met and represented on various issues. Trade union leaders of SCRMU, SCRES, All India SC & ST Associations also met the General Manager.
K. Siva Prasad, Principal Chief Engineer; N. Madhusudana Rao, Principal Chief Operations Manager; Vijay Agarwal, Chief Administrative Officer (Construction); Smt Padmini Radhakrishnan, Principal Financial Advisor; A.A.Phadke, Principal Chief Electrical Engineer; M.G.Sekharam, Principal Chief Commercial Manager; N.V.Ramana Reddy, Principal Chief Personnel Officer; Dr. K.H.K.Dora, Principal Chief Medicial Director; Ram Kripal, Commissioner of Railway Safety and other Officials also accompanied the General Manger and conducted department wise inspection.