KOLKATA: Harindra Rao, General Manager, Eastern Railway in a recently held performance review meeting advised all the principal heads of the departments and divisional railway managers to review their performance, especially in safety, punctuality, freight loading and cleanliness with respect to other Railways.
Rao said good performance of Eastern Railway was helping in originating passenger traffic, commissioning of new lines, periodic overhauling of out-turn coaches and electric loco, reduction in rail fractures and wagon detachment, specific fuel consumption and in telecommunication failure.
In the meeting, Rao advised all principal heads of the departments and divisional railway managers to improve all the parameters so that performance of Eastern Railway remains remarkable at the end of current financial year. In Eastern Railway, ticket checking drives have been launched vigorously and an additional earning of Rs 37 lakh has been generated in the month of April itself.
General Manager advised the divisional railway managers and principal heads of the departments to undertake a special drive from 15 May, targeting improvement of safety at manned/unmanned level crossings all over Eastern Railway.
During the period, a massive public awareness campaign will also be undertaken to educate and counsel road users through various means like posters, pamphlets and educative awareness advertisements through print & electronic media.
Eastern Railway’s main focus is safety and punctuality. GM also advised all concerned to take adequate steps to ensure punctuality of summer special trains, adequate arrangements for drinking water and smooth functioning of air-conditioning machines in trains during the summer season.