North Central Railway
No. PR/NCR/05/2018Press ReleaseDate:10.05.2018
MEMBER TRAFFIC HOLDS REVIEW OF OPERATING AND COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENTS OF NCR, NR, NER AND ECR
On the 10th of May, 2018, a review meeting of the Operating and Commercial departments of North Central Railway, Northern Railway, North Eastern Railway and East Central Railway was held in the headquarter of NCR in Subedarganj, Allahabad Chaired by Member Traffic (MT), Railway Board Shri Mohd. Jamshed. Welcoming Member Traffic GM/NCR Shri M.C. Chauhan said that smooth movement of goods traffic along with enhancement in punctuality is the priority of NCR. He highlighted that despite severe capacity constraints and large number of ongoing infrastructural augmentation works in progress over NCR-including the longest stretch of EDFC-and ever increasing good traffic, NCR achieved an improvement of 13.1% in punctuality in the last financial year over the previous financial year. Highlighting the increase in traffic, he said that in April-2018, the number of goods trains increased by 7.6% while the summer specials being run went up 2.8 times compared to last year. He suggested that in order to decongest Allahabad station, which has 5-directional traffic movement, 4 pairs of trains can be short terminated at Prayag station.
In his address, Member Traffic expressed his thanks to GM/NCR for organizing the meeting. He said that GM/NCR is constantly thinking about bringing about improvements in the system. Speaking about the macro picture he said that capacity augmentation projects that have been planned-and are underway-will take another two to three years to give results. In the meanwhile, railway officers will have to strive to improve mobility and extract maximum efficiency from the system which is facing substantially enhanced targets on all fronts-maintenance, infrastructure development and freight loading. Speaking about earnings he said that the earning targets for this had been increased from Rs: 17,800 crore to Rs: 2,00,000 crore and there is a constant upward demand for freight loading. Concerted efforts would have to be made to achieve the targets. He went on to say that “extraordinary situations require extraordinary effort” and advised that each and every officer will have to put in more than 100% in order to achieve the targets on all fronts which, more often than not, pose conflicting demands in front of the manager. The address of GM/NCR and MT was welcomed by a round of applause by the officers present in the meeting.
Later, detailed presentations on Operations and Commercial Management were given by Principal Chief Operations Managers (PCOMs) and Principal Chief Commercial Managers (PCCMs) of NCR, NR, NER and ECR, which focussed on roadmaps to improve mobility of trains along with increase in earnings and completion of infrastructure augmentation works.
The meeting proceeded and ended in a cordial atmosphere. The vote of thanks was delivered by PCOM/NCR Shri Ravi Velluri.