North Central Railway
No. PR/NCR/03/2018 Press ReleaseDate:27.03.2018
SAFETY MEETING HELD IN NCR:SAFETY OF RAILWAY STAFF WORKING on TRACKS TO BE ACCORDED PRIORITY
Today, on 27th March, 2018, a safety meeting was held in the Office of GM/NCR in the Vindhya Conference Hall, Chaired by GM/NCR Shri M.C. Chauhan. Present in the meeting were all the PHODs/HODs of NCR and the DRMs of the three Divisions of NCR-Allahabad, Agra and Jhansi, who participated via videoconferencing. Speaking on the occasion GM/NCR advised that the safety of the staff (gangmen, trackmen/fitters etc) working on the tracks should be given priority and attention to ensure that they do not get run over during the performance of their duties. He further advised that blocks should be completed within the allotted time and work should be done in such a manner that the possibility of any asset-failures after completion of the maintenance work is minimized. He advised that the presence of ‘Gate Mitras’ at all the Unmanned Level Crossing Gates should be ensured. In the meeting it was decided that rail-renewal in vulnerable sections would be expedited. It was also decided that special efforts would be made to identify defective welds. AGM/NCR advised that the accuracy of data being fed into the Track Management System (TMS) should be assiduously monitored and its fidelity ensured. GM/NCR advised that all the asset failures should be truthfully reported in the system so as to allow the same to be analysed fully in order to develop preventive strategies against the same. Emphasis was placed in the meeting upon ensuring the proper exchange of alright signals between Guards, Loco Pilots and the Station staff. Speaking on punctuality, GM/NCR advised that asset-failures and reaction time to attend the same, need to be reduced in order to improve the punctuality of trains. He also advised that driving technique of the Loco Pilots has to be improved as sometimes poor driving technique may result in wheel burn on the railway track. In order to control cases of Cattle Run Over (CRO), it was decided that the fencing of the track at locations vulnerable to CRO to be put on a fast track.Reduction in the breakage of couplers, reduction in stalling of trains on sections with gradient, stopping unwarranted Alarm Chain Pulling (ACP), reducing signal failures, point failure&, improving reliability of electriclocomotives were the other subjects that came up for discussion. Concluding the meeting, GM/NCR advised that the necessary plans for bringing improvements in Allahabad, Jhansi and Mathura stations by December 2018 should be completed by end of March so that the timelines for their re-development , by December 2018, can be adhered to.