Punctuality has to be accorded top priority along with ensuring safety of train movements, stressed Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, South Central Railway. He conducted a detailed review meeting on Punctuality, Safety and Passenger amenities etc today i.e., 11thMarch, 2019 at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad along with Principle Heads of Departments. Divisional Railway Managers (DRMs) of all the six divisions viz., Vijayawada, Guntakal, Guntur, Secunderabad, Hyderabad and Nanded Divisions participated through video conference.
Shri Gajanan Mallya reviewed extensively on the punctuality position of trains running by the zone and instructed the DRMs to keep focus on the same. He particularly emphasized on maintenance of over head equipment (OHE), signaling equipment, track maintenance and speed restrictions which have been identified as the causes for loss of the punctuality. He instructed to take all the possible measures to gear up the issues which have impact on the maintenance of punctuality. He advised to initiate proper action plan to improve the punctuality performance of the zone. While discussing on speed restrictions he instructed the officials to take all viable measures to improve the speed of the passenger and freight trains.
He also instructed the officials to focus on the passenger complaints with respect to pest control, linen supply and onboard housekeeping activities etc. He instructed all the Divisional Railway Managers to draw special attention on pest control and related issues on timely basis giving due priority in providing passenger comfort. Later, the RailTel officials made a brief presentation on the features of the e-office, the merits and its implementation on SCR. Shri John Thomas, Additional General Manager; Shri K.V.Siva Prasad, Principal Chief Engineer; Shri N. Madhusudana Rao, Principal Chief Operations Manager; Brajendra Kumar, Principal Financial Advisor (PFA); Shri K.Siva Prasad, Principal Chief Commercial Manager; Shri Vinay Mohan Shrivastava, Principal Chief Signal & Telecommunications Engineer; Shri Arjun Mundiya, Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer; Shri Vijay Agrawal, Chief Administrative Officer (Construction); Shri A.A.Phadke, Principal Chief Electrical Engineer; Shri M.G.Sekharam, Principal Chief Safety Officer; Shri V.R Mishra, Principal Chief Material Manager; Shri N.V.Ramana Reddy, Principal Chief Personnel Officer; Dr. T.J.Prakash, Principal Chief Medical Director; Shri G.M.Eswara Rao, Principal Chief Security Commissioner and Smt.Chandrima Roy, Sr. Deputy General Manager, SCR were amongst the officials present.