GENERAL MANAGER REVIEWS PERFORMANCE OF NORTHERN RAILWAY
· Focus On Safety on Tracks, Reviews Monsoonarrangements
Sh. Shobhan Chaudhuri, General Manager Northern Railway held a performance review meeting with the departmental heads of Northern Railway and DRM’s at Baroda House, NR headquarter office in New Delhi. Amongst many issues deliberations were on Safety on tracks, enhancement of speed, Freight (BDU) and train operations.
Safety is the prime focus over Railways. The GM emphasized on improving the maintenance standards of tracks, level crossings and construction of boundary wall along the track in high speed sections. He took serious note of the trespassing on line. He advised the divisions and the security department to book the persons found trespassing under different Railway acts and penalize them including jail term if need be. He also advised to make efforts to clear encroachment near the railway tracks to ensure safety. On improving the infrastructure, the GM said that, greater focus should be on the timely completion of projects related with doubling of lines, signaling, enhancement in passenger amenities etc.
Sh. Chaudhuri also informed that, Monsoon rains have been very heavy in spots across NR. This is posing difficulty in train operations over stretches where water has collected over the tracks. Moreover, the local rain fed rivers and drains are in spate which is causing flooding in the embankments of the rail lines compounding the problem of train movement. Efforts are on in clearing the tracks by pressing in additional pumps for water evacuation.
Talking on Freight Business Development, the GM informed that Railways is making all out efforts to provide freight services to all types of clients, from small traders to large FMCG and e-commerce giants.