North Central Railway
No. 11PR/04/2020Press ReleaseDate: 16.04.2020
General Manager North Central and Northern Railway Sri Rajiv Chaudhry commended efforts of Railway Corona Warriors on the occasion of 65th Railway Week
On this day i.e. 16th April 1853, first passenger train operated in India between Mumbai- Thane . To mark this historic day ,every year 10th to 16th April is celebrated as Railway week across Indian Railways when functions are organized and meritorious staff & officers are awarded at National, Zonal and divisional Level. This is first time in 167 years of history when entire passenger services are suspended. Formal Railway week functions which otherwise are celebrated with great enthusiasm are also postponed.Despite passenger services being completely standstill but Railwaymen are keeping the wheel moving of National Transporter and also fighting with this pandemic on many fronts.Since no formal function is being held on 65 Railway week therefore General Manager NCR and NR Sri Rajiv Chaudhry conveyed best wishes and gratitude to all Railway corona Warriors of North Central Railwaythrough message and a small video clip sent on their mobiles . Copy of the message and video clip are being mailed with this press release.In his message ,Sri Rajiv Chaudhry mentioned some the following importantcontributions of Railwaymen in maintaining essential services and containing spread of COVID-19 .
•With bare essential staff during lockdown, NCR ensured regular goods and parcel operations. NCR registered highest average speed increase of freight trains among all Zonal Railways and also maintaining punctuality performance of more than 80%for time tabled parcel trains .
•With use of technology ,innovation and most importantly the determination and hard work of Railway employees all assetsmaintained in perfect conditionto ensure failure free train operation during ongoing lock down period.
•To mitigate any chances of inadequate supply of essential goods, NCR is operating 40parcel stations and running single Coach parcel train to ensure transportation of each single packet of parcel booked .
•To overcome any short supply of face covers and sanitizer at workplaces, inhouse production of more than 120000 reusable face covers and 7300 liters sanitizer have been done till 15.04.20.
•More than 100000downloads of Arogyasetu app by Railway employeesof NCR andtheir family members.
•Besides creating two 100bedded isolation facilities at Central Hospital Prayagraj and DivisionalHospital Jhansi ,130coaches have also been modified for use as isolation ward.
•Approximately Rs7.3crores contributed in PM CARES and creation of COVID-19 voluntary contribution funds at HQ and in divisions to help needy during lockdown. With collective efforts from RPF, Scouts & Guide, different departments etc .more than 52000 meals served till 15.04.20and will be scaled up further.
•NCR has also started preparing Coverall, an important part of PPE for medical personnel. Coverall made at Gwalior and Kanpur following approved methodology have beenfound suitable by Railway doctors, NCR will be making 2000 units in first phase which will be further scaled up.
Encl: Message from GM NCR & NR