Implementation of instructions in field is the most crucial thing to ensure safety: CRS NE circle
Unaware of guidelines among field staff is a failure of management: CRS
Meeting of NCR officers with CRS NE circle held at NCR Headquarters ,Prayagraj
Commissioner of Railway Safety(CRS), North eastern (NE) circle ShriLatif Khan while addressing senior officers of NCR at a meeting held at NCR Headquarters said that safety consciousness is not a sudden process, it relates to life long learning. Shri Khan said safety is something which is inherent in system. A passenger never discuss safety in train operations while describing his train journey. However, it's importance can be assessed only when some unusual occurs during his train journey. Thus Railway Administration bears heavy responsibility to uphold all the tenets of safety as for a rail user expectations from Railways are very high when it comes to safety. For an average passenger, safety is a parameter which is intrinsic in the system and inseparable from it.
CRS inspected the newly laid Naini-Chheoki third line in the morning and came to attend a meeting with NCR officers in the second half.
At the outset, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) ShriSharad Mehta extended a warm welcome to the CRS.In his opening address GM NCRShriPramod Kumar said that more such timely meetings will be conducted in future to make meeting with CRS a regular phenomenon.
Principal Chief Safety Officer(PCSO) NCR Shri M.K. Gupta presented a power point presentation to discuss the actions being taken by NCR to ensure safe train operations. Shri Gupta explained the utility of tools like Ishikawa cause-effect analysis and fish bone diagrams in understanding safety in train operations and while enquiring cases of breach of safety.
PCSO presented the details of safety drives undertaken by NCR. He also presented the action plan related to ensuring safety wih respect to track, bridges and tunnels, level crossings, coaches and coaching depots, crew lobbies and running room, loco sheds etc. He also discussed about the fire preparedness of the Railway. Number of inspections done by the officers, deficiencies noticed and corrective action taken were also put forth to the CRS.
PCSO told that great emphasis is being laid on foot by foot learning of major yards by loco pilots under action plan to eliminate SPAD (Signal Passing At Danger).
In response to the queries of the officers, CRS said that training of field sfaff and making them aware is the job of management and if awareness among staff is not there, it is the failure of management.
CRS also informed that use of discretionary powers related to safety aspects while dealing with approvals is an exception and can not be a regular feature.
The meeting was attended by AGM ShriRanjanYadav, Principal head of the departments, DRM PrayagrajShriMohit Chandra and other senior officers of NCR
This is to mention that CRS is a statutory body which functions under Ministry of Civil Aviation and is the apex body to advise Railways in safety related issues.