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Safety in train operations cannot be compromised at any cost

उत्‍तरमध्‍य रेलवे

जनसम्‍पर्क कार्यालय

                               उत्‍तरमध्‍य रेलवे,प्रयागराज

पत्रांक: 11पीआर/06/2021                                                   प्रेस विज्ञप्ति                                                        दिनांक:02.06.2021

Safety in train operations cannot be compromised at any cost - General Manager NCR

GM/NCR holds safety meeting with the three divisions and top officials of NCR HQ.

Today o­n 02nd June, 2021, General Manager NCR and NER Shri Vinay Kumar Tripathi reviewed status of safetyissues on North Central Railway. This meeting organized through video conference was attended by AGM NCR Shri Ranjan Yadav, PHODs of NCR and DRMs of Praygraj, Jhansi and Agra divisions and other officials from HQ office and Divisions.

While discussing about the safety issues General Manager said that even if asset failure is put right, exhaustive enquiry should be made to determine the cause of failure and if revealed, any official concerned in slackness should be taken up. General Manager was speaking in context of a damaged caused to OHE hampering mobility of trains until the failure are put right.

Analysingthecases ofcattle run over affecting train movement, General Manager instructed that wherever boundary walls are made along the track, any perforation or damage should immediately be restored as it may cause stucking up of cattle which may accidentally enter through that opening and can cause disruption to the traffic.

General Manager further instructed all the DRMs that irrespective of any apparent damage found o­n the track, there should not be any short cut while adopting procedures if any abnormality is reported by train driver. General Manager laid stress that Joint Procedure Order which is in existence in this regard should be followed in toto and every officer should be clear of his roles.

General Manager clearly said that any procedural lapse will not be tolerated even when no disruption to train operation takes place. Procedural lapse overlooked o­nce is an open invitation to an accident in future. There needs to be zero tolerance over it.

General Manager asked the concerned officers to speed up the pace of enquiries in failure cases. Officers informed that due to charged official or enquiry officers being down with COVID, the pace of enquiries in some case hasslowed down. DRMs assured the General Manager that all pending enquiries will now be completed soon.

Principal Chief Safety Officer Shri M.K.Gupta apprised in the meeting that safety inspections by officers have now resumed with officers following all COVID related protocols. PCSO also told that various guidelines related to safe train operations and procedure to be followed in case of any abnormality reported will be reiterated and officials resorting to any short cuts will be booked.

In a separate video conference , o­n the issue of construction of boundary walls along the railway track, Principal Chief Engineer NCR Shri S.K.Mishra gave a power point presentation and showed the progress of work along the two major stretches i.e.Palwal-Bina and DeenDayal Upadhyay-Gaziabad.

General Manager emphasized that construction of boundary wall is a prerequisite for running trains at 160 kmph and hence all the challenges involved in it should be addressed at the earliest.

General Manager also reviewed the preparedness of NCR in the wake of upcoming Monsoon. During which the special emphasis was given o­n addressing the issue of waterlogging in RUBs.

PCE NCR through a power point presentation showed the progress of works undertaken o­n war footing to address the issue. PCE told that Railways is now adopting the latest technology ofhydro reactive PU grouting for sealing of joints which are the potential sites for letting water enter the RUBs. Apart from this works of construction of sumps and drains is also taking place. o­n the basis of past experience, and lessons learnt, works have been executed and it is expected that the problem will be addressed to a large extent.

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