GM/SCR insists DRMs/PHoDs to accord highest priority for Monsoon-patrolling along with other Precautions to ensure Safety

SECUNDERABAD: Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, South Central Railway conducted a detailed review on Safety,  Punctuality and Freight Loading today i.e., 11th June, 2018 at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad along with Principal Heads of Departments and Divisional Railway Manager’s (DRM) of all six Divisions i.e. Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Guntakal, Guntur and Nanded through video conference.

The General Manager extensively reviewed the safety aspects on the Zone including monsoon precautions, minor derailments occurring in yards, signal failures and works related to Unmanned level Crossings (UMLCs) etc. He instructed the officials to accord priority for monsoon precautions and to intensify the monsoon patrolling at all vulnerable areas to ensure safety of the track and make action plan with respect to construction of rain water protection walls at Limited Height Subways and monitoring of  water levels of tanks etc.,

On the Punctuality aspect, The General Manager advised all the Divisional Railway Managers to monitor it personally and draw an action plan to attain optimal punctuality duly ensuring safe working. He also advised to focus on passenger train movements which are hampering the punctuality and instructed to take corrective measures, wherever possible to improve punctuality the trains. He instructed officials to identify the root causes for asset failures and take corrective action.

Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager reviewed the loading performance of the zone and he indicated several measures to the officials including supply of the empty rakes to the divisions to meet the demand to improve the loading and to reach the target. All the DRMs apprised the issues regarding allocation of funds,  station redevelopment issues and supply of new rails etc.

John Thomas, Additional General Manager; Smt. Padmini Radhakrishnan,  Principal Financial Advisor (PFA); M.G.Sekharam, Principal Chief Commercial Manager; Vinay Mohan Shrivastava, Principal Chief Signal & Telecommunications Engineer; Arjun Mundiya, Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer; A.A.Phadke, Principal Chief Electrical Engineer; D.K.Singh, Chief Safety Officer; P.K.Sangewar, Principal Chief Material Manager; N.V. Ramana Reddy, Principal Chief Personnel Officer; Dr. K.H.K.Dora, Principal Chief Medical Director and Ashesh Agrawal, Sr. Deputy General Manager, SCR were amongst the officials present.