Railway staff averted 22 accidents, saved many lives, says DRM/Vijayawada

VIJAYAWADA: Employees of various wings detected problems in the engines and coaches on 22 occasions in advance and averted major mishaps in the Vijayawada railway division during 2017-18, Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) R. Dhananjayulu has said.

Participating in the 63rd Railway Week Regional Celebrations at the Railway Auditorium here on Friday, the DRM commended the engineering, carriage and works, control office and other wings for saving the lives of the passengers by identifying the problems in advance.

“The Vijayawada division staff have been identified as the ‘Best in Indian Railways’ in dealing with the spring breakage cases. The civil and track engineering staff won the zonal-level shield for their good performance,” Mr. Dhananjayulu said.

The carriage and works (C&W), civil and track engineering and the P-Way staff used their expertise and identified 10 hot axle cases and the remaining spring breakage cases in the engines and coaches and averted major accidents, the DRM explained, and praised the employees for their commitment.

“Once a person joins Indian Railways, his or her family will become the railway family. The railway management will take care of the employee forever. I thank the family members for cooperating with the family head in performing the duties well,” the railway divisional chief said.


Mr. Dhananjayulu presented 365 individual awards, 27 group awards and 10 awards to officers on the occasion.

He highlighted the achievements of the division in energy conservation, bringing down expenditure, improving passenger safety, punctuality, cleanliness on trains and stations and in extending better services to railway passengers.

Additional DRM (Infrastructure) M.V.S. Rama Raju, ADRM (Operations) G. Sumana, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager Pinreddy Bhaskar Reddy, Senior Divisional Operations Manager P. Chaitanya, Senior Divisional Security Commissioner S.R. Gandhi, officers J.V.R.K. Rajashekar and other officers and staff participated.