North Central Railway
No. 11PR/02/2020Press ReleaseDate: 03.03.2020
GM/NCR & NR Shri Rajiv Chaudhry reviewed Safety, Infrastructure and punctuality position.
3rdQuarterly edition of NCR Safety Bulletin “Jagrukta” unveiled
General Manager NCR &NR Shri Rajiv Chaudhry reviewed safety, punctuality infrastructure and other important issues of Agra, Allahabad and Jhansi divisions through video conference. Safety in train operation is accorded highest priority in train operations and Railway is always analyzing safety hazard cases and necessary corrective and preventive actions are being taken in all cases. Cause, action taken and precautions for future are properly documented for reference, to effect required system improvement, training to staff etc.
Today, ‘Jagrukta’ a quarterly safety bulletin containing safety related instructions, cases and other important information for safe train operation was unveiled by General Manager Shri Rajiv Chaudhry.While releasing 3rd edition of ‘Jagrukta’ of financial year 2019-20 General Manager Shri Chaudhry said that safe and punctual train operation is our prime duty and all Railway men have to always strive for Zero Accident. He further said that Jagrukta bulletin is an important initiative to equip our front-line staff with requisite safety rules required for safe train operation and it also helps us to learn from our past mistakes. Financial year 2019-20 has been exceptionally well for Indian Railway on safety front and so far Nil passenger causality is reported in 11 months.
To further add to safety as well as to avoid detention to trains, NCR is planning to install repeater signal at all major stations.At big stations specially at PFs located on curvature, visibility of starter signal to guard is sometime gets restricted which lead to detention of trains and also pose safety threat. To assist Guard, repeater signal which repeats aspect of starter signal is installed at suitable location for easy visibility to Guard thus safe and fast train operations. General ManagerShri Rajiv Chaudhry instructed that all locations requiring repeater signals be equipped at the earliest.
On punctuality front General Manager said that we have to keep momentum of punctuality improvement going on which has improved by more than 16% in this financial year till Jan-20 with that of corresponding year of last year.Average detention to trains getting late on NCR territory has also reduced. General Manager ShriRajiv Chaudhry instructed that it should further be brought down and each detention case of trains be analyzed properly.
Elimination of manned level crossing is a mission area for Railways and during ongoing financial year North Central railway has closed 79 manned level crossings till Jan-20 and works are underway to reach target of 105 manned LC closures by the end of current financial year. Creation of Divyang friendly facilities at station has been a thrust area and NCR will cover all stations with Divyang Friendly facilities before end of March -2020.This will be a major achievement towards our commitment to provide better facilities and comfort to differently abled passengers.