VIJAYAWADA: Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, South Central Railway undertook the Annual Inspection of Kakinada-Rajahmundry-Vijayawada Section on Vijayawada Division on 5th January, 2018. Commencing from Kakinada Railway Station, the inspection covered all the major Railway Stations en-route till Vijayawada. R. Dhananjayulu, Divisional Railway Manager, Vijayawada Division accompanied General Manager throughout the Inspection.
The inspection commenced with the inspection of Coaching Depot at Kakinada Port Railway Station. Vinod Kumar Yadav inaugurated Mechanized BOOT Laundry and participated in tree plantation program as a part of green initiatives. V.Venkateswara Rao, Hon’ble MLA, Kakinada City met the General Manager at Kakinada Town Railway Station and discussed rail developmental plans in his area. The General Manager took up a window-trailing inspection of the Sarpavaram-Samalkot section. He stopped at a Manned Level Crossing Gate between Sarparvaram-Samalkot stations and carried out a thorough examination of the essential safety equipments available at Gate Cabin, approach roads, track visibility and first aid availability etc. He also planted saplings at LC Gate and inspected minor bridge in the section.
Vinod Kumar Yadav inspected traction sub-station at Samalkot Railway station and interacted with staff of Gang Unit No. 7 and checked the safety procedures followed by them. He also carried out a speed test between Samalkot-Dwarapudi stations. At Rajahmundry, M.Murali Mohan, Hon’ble MP, Rajahmundry, A. Satyanarayana, Hon’ble MLA, Rajahmundry City, G.Butchaiah Chowdary, Hon’ble MLA, Rajahmundry Rural and other public representatives met Vinod Kumar Yadav discussed on various rail developmental issues, later they inaugurated two lifts on Platform No.1&2 and interacted with media personnel and briefed them about inspection and works on progress on Vijayawada Division.
The General Manager carried out a detailed inspection of West Railway Colony and inaugurated Children’s Park. He inspected of Permanent Way Depot, Health Unit and inaugurated Health Education Room. The General Manager went round the entire circulating area of the station and had a look at all the facilities, the building façade, Accident Relief Train & Medical Relief Van etc. Later, Vinod Kumar Yadav inaugurated Speed Indicator Digital Display at Crew Lobby and inspected the facilities available.
The General Manager inspected Tadepalligudem Railway station. P. Manikyala Rao, Hon’ble Minister for Endowments, Andhra Pradesh State met General Manager and discussed about various developmental plans at Tadepalligudem Railway station. He also conducted a detailed inspection of Eluru Railway Station, Health Unit and inaugurated Children’s Park. Later, General Manager inspected Manned Level Crossing and Minor Bridge between Vatlur-Nuzvid stations. At Vijayawada Railway Station, K. Narayana Rao, Hon’ble MP, Machilipatnam met General Manager and discussed rail developmental plans in his area.
K. Siva Prasad, Principal Chief Engineer; N. Madhusudana Rao, Principal Chief Operations Manager; A.A.Phadke, Principal Chief Electrical Engineer; M.G.Sekharam, Principal Chief Commercial Manager; N.V.Ramana Reddy, Principal Chief Personnel Officer; V.M.Shrivastava, Principal Chief Signal & Telecom Engineer; 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.