सिकंदराबाद Secunderabad (SC): P.K. Srivastava, General Manager/SCR has set the priorities and direction in undertaking Railway developmental works on the Zone in the current financial year in a review meeting conducted with all the Principal Heads of the Departments at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad, today i.e. on 15th July, 2014.
The General Manager critically reviewed the progress of the ongoing works across various categories like providing improved facilities to passengers, track renewals, construction of Road over bridges/under bridges and level crossings etc. during the period April – June, 2014.
The physical and financial progress of the Railway developmental works have been examined in the light of the funds allotted for SCR in the recent Railway Budget. The General Manager emphasized that in view of the resource constraints, proper prioritisation is to be done after a careful review of the sanctioned works.
To enable optimal utilization of the resources, works which have not taken off so far or no longer required at present should be dropped, he said. Srivastava emphasized that works, which are in advanced stage of progress and which provide immediate benefit to the passengers shall be undertaken on priority for their early completion.
Top priority shall be accorded to launch works related to provision of additional facilities to handle the huge rush of passengers expected at the Railway Stations concerned in connection with the Godavari Pushkarams to be celebrated next year, he stressed.
In addition, passenger amenity works for providing all the essential facilities at stations; works to take care of the needs of the people with special abilities (physically challenged); and lifts and escalators shall also get due importance in the current fiscal, the General Manager directed the officials.
The funds allotted to SCR for Railway developmental works in the recent Rail Budget include – Rs.93 crs for passenger amenities; Rs.47 crs for traffic facilities; Rs.64 crs for level crossing gates; Rs.147 crs for Road over bridges/Road under bridges; Rs.381 crs for track renewals; Rs.17 crs. for bridges and Rs.47 crs for staff amenities. No stone should be left unturned to ensure that the allocated funds are utilized fully with focus on completing the important/last-mile works, stated the General Manager.
Sunil Kumar Agarwal, Additional General Manager and Divisional Railway Managers from all the 6 Divisions viz., Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Guntakal, Guntur and Nanded participated in this high level meeting.