GM Northern Railway holds Performance Review Meeting on preparedness for winter season precautions
Ferozepur, November 28, 2022: Ashutosh Gangal, General Manager Northern Railways held a performance review meeting with the departmental heads of Northern Railway and DRMs at NR headquarter office in New Delhi today. Amongst many issues deliberations were on preparedness for winter season precautions, safety on tracks, enhancement of speed, train operations keeping in mind the upcoming foggy season and freight loading.
Preparedness for winter season precautions
Emphasis on Punctuality & Safety during upcoming Foggy Weather
Focus on trespassing of tracks
The GM emphasized that, Railway should be prepared for winter season precautions and utmost care should be given to prevent rail/weld fractures. The visual examination and lubrication of rail joints and welds should also be completed on priority. He also instructed that night patrolling should be enhanced.
Safety is the prime focus over Railways. The GM emphasized on improving the maintenance standards of tracks, level crossings and construction of boundary wall along the track in high speed sections. He took serious note of the trespassing on line. He also advised to make efforts to clear encroachment near the railway tracks to ensure safety.
He also emphasized on focusing on electrical safety on tracks as well as safety in relay and panel rooms for error free movement of trains. He stressed upon the minimizing the human failure in train operation. He also instructed the department heads and DRMs, to improve the punctuality and keep pace for freight loading with safety as priority.
He further said that, the monitoring system of progress of construction projects should also be a prime focus area as the development/improvement of railways are very much dependent on these projects. He told department heads to expedite and complete the work in stipulated time manner in particular construction projects.
The GM took stock of the outreach of the Business Development Units. He also instructed that BDUs should create an environment of trust, support and confidence amongst the customers. He added that the initiatives and concessions offered by the Railways should reach the clients. He also informed that, loading of food grains & other items have steadily increased with every passing month.
Northern Railway is committed to provide safe, smooth and efficient services to its customers.