Safety is accorded top most priority on the Zone reiterated Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, South Central Railway. Addressing a safety review meeting held at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad today i.e. 23rd January 2017 the General Manager called upon the officials to carry out Special Safety Drives across the Zone. Principal Heads of the Departments also participated in the review meeting. The Divisional Railway Managers (DRMs) of all the 6 Divisions on SCR viz., Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Guntur, Guntakal and Nanded attended the meeting through Video Conference.
The General Manager in his address spelt out that track maintenance and rolling stock maintenance should be given equal importance without affecting the passenger mobility and freight loading.Officials should carry out surprise visits, inspections, and random checks of yards, pit lines, coaching depots etc, find prevailing problems and initiate remedial measures to over come the same. Ultra Sound Flaw Detecting testing shall be done on regular basis said the General Manager.
Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav stated that the Gate Mitra’s deputed for manning the level crossing gates have to be utilized effectively. Counsel them on the importance of safety and provide basic training too, he stressed. Lessons learnt from earlier incidents and field experiences shall be implemented to attain 100% safety, The General Manager counseled.
Shri A.K.Gupta, Additional General Manager, SCR also addressed the meeting. Shri D.K. Singh, Chief Safety Officer, SCR made a Power Point Presentation on Safety.
Shri S.N. Singh, Principal Chief Engineer, Shri N.Madhusudana Rao, Chief Operations Manager, Shri P. Ganeswara Rao, Chief Commercial Manager, Smt. Padmini Radhakrishnan, FA & CAO, Shri M.S. Mahaboob Ali, Chief Signal & Telecommunications Engineer, Shri John Thomas, Chief Electrical Engineer, Shri Arjun Mundiya, Chief Mechanical Engineer,
Shri N.V. Ramana Reddy, Chief Personnel Officer were amongst the Officials present.