Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India presented the “Best Team of Rail Vikas Shivir Award” to South Central Railway at the concluding day function of the three day Rail Vikas Shivir (a Mega Brainstorming Exercise of Indian Railways) held at Surajkund, New Delhi today i.e. on 20th November, 2016. Shri Ravindra Gupta, General Manager, SCR received the award at the hands of Hon’ble Prime Minister.
The three day Rail Vikas Shivir, held from 18th to 20thNovember, 2016 at the initiative of the Hon’ble Prime Minister is an unprecedented milestone mega exercise involving the entire Indian Railways organisation at all levels with a view to generate innovative and practical ideas across critical areas of railway operations for substantial progress of this sector. This is for the first time in the 163 years of Indian Railways that such a massive brainstorming and planning exercise involving multi stage and multi dimensional dialogue has taken place involving railway employees across all levels, from a Gangman to Railway Board Chairman, cutting across hierarchies. The Prime Minister addressed both the inaugural (on 18thNov) and the concluding session today.
The theme presentation of South Central Railway on “Creating 3X (Three Times) Bigger Indian Railway that is Economically Viable”focussed on conversion of existing goods sheds to outsourced goods sheds which will lead to a multiple positive impact, financially enabling substantial gains to Indian Railways besides increasing service reliability and satisfaction. The impact envisages-creating 6 times bigger terminal capacity, integrating IT enabled supply chain logistics, capturing new streams of traffic, off loading the overhead costs, provision of all weather warehousing facilities and making Goods Sheds economically viable and vibrant 24 X 7.
Presenting the award winning theme at the Shivir, Shri Ravindra Gupta focused on the need the run more trains and more loads on the Indian Railway network, towards which the network has to be expanded. To overcome the speed differential (difference in average running time of various categories of trains ) which is huge, plans shall be implemented to go in for lighter weight coaches and wagons & replace slow passenger trains with DEMU / MEMU services. Railways shall enhance terminal capacity as well as facilities at Goods Sheds by involving private players, the General Manager stated. Multi Modal and Multi Commodity Freight Parks shall be contemplated to add to the handling strength of the Railways, he added.
The SCR team was led and mentored by Shri Ravindra Gupta, General Manager, Shri A.K.Gupta, Additional General Manager and Shri N.Madhusudana Rao, Chief Operations Manager, South Central Railway. The other team members were Shri S.K.Gupta, Chief Mechanical Engineer (Planning); Shri K.Sivaprasad, Chief Passenger Transportation Manager; Shri C.M.Gupta, Addl. Divisional Railway Manger/Nanded; Dr. B.S.Christopher, Sr.Divisional Operations Manager/Secunderabad; Shri M.Gopal, Sr. Divisional Electrical Engineer /Secunderabad; Shri.J.Pradeep Kumar, Sr. Divisional Mechanical Engineer/Vijayawada; Shri T.Suresh Kumar, Traffic Inspector/Planning/Secunderabad and Shri V.Sai Babu, Technician.III/ Vijayawada.