SCR to eliminate all Unmanned Level Crossings by 2018

SECUNDERABAD: Elimination of all Unmanned Level Crossings on Zone to be completed by September, 2018 stated Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, South Central Railway at a review meeting held i.e., 11th September, 2017 at SCR Headquarters, Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad. The review meeting was attended by Principal Heads of Departments and the Divisional Railway Managers of Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Nanded, Guntakal and Guntur Divisions took part through Video Conferencing.

General Manager instructed Engineering and Operating Department Officials to co-ordinate and plan meticulously to finalize and start works pertaining to elimination of Unmanned Level Crossings (UMLCs) by construction of Limited Height Subways (LHS) / Road Over Bridges (ROBs) / manning of gates etc., on the Zone.

The meeting which had elaborate discussions on Safety aspects focused on the need of the hour i.e., the track maintenance works to be carried out to prevent untoward incidents. Vinod Kumar Yadav instructed all the Divisional Railway Managers to carry out Safety drives in the Divisions and identify areas concerning immediate attention for undertaking track renewal works. He also reiterated for periodical Training Module implementation for Control, field Staff for understanding and mitigating the difficulties faced while carrying out the work. He stressed upon to carry out all the preventive maintenance works with top priority and attention. He also held a detailed reviewed of Punctuality status of the Zone and suggested to improve the same. He also discussed Division wise Loading Performance status and expressed satisfaction over the current trend. He emphasized on new avenues to improve the loading and earnings.

D.K.Singh, Chief Safety Officer; N.Madusudhana Rao, Chief Operations Manager; Vijay Agarwal, Chief Administrative Officer (Construction); K. Siva Prasad, Principal Chief Engineer, M.G.Sekharam, Chief Commercial Manager, Smt Padmini Radhakrishnan, Principal Financial Advisor, A.A.Padhke, Chief Electrical Engineer, V.M.Shrivastava, Chief Signal & Telecommunications Engineer, N.V.Ramana Reddy, Chief Personnel Officer, SCR and Senior Officials were present during the meeting.

Focus on  Improvement of  Safety Systems To Ensure Safe Conditions: tells Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav, GM,SCR to Safety Staff

Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, South Central Railway stressed upon according top priority to ensure safety by implementing system improvements meticulously. He conducted intensive review meeting on Safety, Punctuality and Passenger Amenities i.e., 04th September, 2017 at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad along with Principal Heads of Departments. The Divisional Railway Managers (DRMs) of all six Divisions i.e. Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Guntakal, Guntur and Nanded attended the meeting through video conference.

Vinod Kumar Yadav, held a detailed review of all the safety aspects on the Zone including minor incidents of unusual  happenings like weld failures, rail fractures and  human failures etc.,  He advised the staff to follow speed restrictions and called for immediate remedial measures to arrest any such failures. General Manager instructed the Officials to conduct vigorous inspections to identify the short falls which may lead to unusual incidents and advised to take pro active measures in all aspects to avoid hazardous situations. He instructed the officials to strictly adhere to the safety rules in implementing the system improvements to avoid unsafe situations. Speaking on the Punctuality Vinod Kumar Yadav stated that the punctuality also should be accorded priority.

He also took stock of Linen supply and cleanliness of bed rolls over the Zone and instructed Divisional Railway Managers & Officials to undertake special drives to check on proper supply of Linen.  Speaking on the staff welfare measures, he ordered the officials to inspect Hospitals, Holiday Homes and Rest houses to improve the infrastructure and facilities. Further, Vinod Kumar Yadav instructed the Officials to inspect the pantry cars regularly to maintain the cleanliness and hygiene. He instructed the officials to ensure the considerable improvement regarding cleanliness in all important stations over SCR.

Earlier, Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, South Central Railway  presented “Man of the Month” safety awards to fifteen employees for showing alertness in the duty and taking timely action to prevent unsafe conditions.

John Thomas, Additional General Manger; K.V.Siva Prasad, Principal Chief Engineer; N. Madhusudana Rao, Chief Operations Manager; Smt. Padmini Radhakrishnan,  Principal Financial Advisor (PFA); M.G.Sekharam, Chief Commercial Manager; Arjun Mundiya, Chief Mechanical Engineer; D.K.Singh, Chief Safety Officer; Vijay Agrawal, Chief Administrative Officer (Construction); V.M.Srivastava, Chief Signal & Telecommunications Engineer; A.A.Phadke, Chief Electrical Engineer; N.V. Ramana Reddy, Chief Personnel Officer; K.H.K.Dora, Chief Medical Director and Ashesh Agarwal, Sr. Deputy General Manager were amongst the officials present.