60th Divisional Railway Users Consultative Committee Meeting of Hyderabad Division, South Central Railway, was held on 21st February, 2017 at Divisional Railway Manager’s Conference Hall, Hyderabad Bhavan, Secunderabad under the Chairmanship of Smt. Aruna Singh, Divisional Railway Manager, Hyderabad Division. Shri. N. Srinivasa Raju, Addl Divisional Railway Manager, Shri. B.D. Christopher, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager & Secretary DRUCC and other Branch Officers of Hyderabad Division were present in the meeting. Nineteen DRUCC members attended the meeting.
Smt. Aruna Singh, Chairperson DRUCC welcomed the DRUCC members and addressed the meeting.She highlighted thefinancial performance of the Division during 2016-17(tillJan 2017) and requested the members to support in improving the passenger traffic over the Division and also help support in counseling/educating the rail users in maintainingcleanliness over the Railway premisesin order to better serve the passengers. Declaration of Kacheguda as first Digital Pay enabled station over South Central Railway was highlighted.
The Chairperson also informed the members on provision of passenger amenitiessuch asprovision of Reverse Osmosis water plant, battery operated cars, stainless dustbins, water vending machines,provision of Liftfacility at Nizamabad, up gradation ofJogulamba Halt in to an ‘E’ category station, additional seating arrangements at Jadcherla through MPLAD funds,additional Milk stalls, Fruit Juice stalls, Parking contracts, Pay & Use toilets, provision of POS (Point of sale) machines at stations, etc have been completed during the current financial year. Arrangements made at Gadwal for Krishna Pushkarams during August’16, running of special trains, augmentation of trains by attaching additional coaches to clear rush were also highlighted. Further, special cleanliness drives organised over the Division and progress of important passenger amenity works at various stations were briefed to the members.
DRUCC members expressed their satisfaction over the improvements made at stations, especially the cleanliness at stations, introduction of additional trains, augmentation of coaches, stoppages etc.The members represented for introduction of new trains, provision of Highlevel platforms, provision of Cover over Platforms, provision of parking sheds, speedy completion of doubling works between Secunderabad-Mahbubnagar etc.
The Chairperson assured the members that their suggestions/representations would be examined within the guidelines/norms in force/ policy guidelines and action would be taken accordingly. DRM requested support of the members to sponsor amenities at stations through MPLAD scheme or through CSR route in their areas. The meeting was concluded with a Vote of Thanks by Divisional Commercial Manager.