Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, South Central Railway conducted a review meeting on safety, freight loading and punctuality of the Zone today i.e., 22nd December, 2020 from Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad. Shri Arun Kumar Jain, Additional General Manager and Principal Heads of Departments; Divisional Railway Managers (DRMs) of all the six divisions viz., Vijayawada, Guntakal, Guntur, Secunderabad, Hyderabad and Nanded Divisions participated through web conference.
Shri Gajanan Mallya conducted a detailed review on safety of train operations in the Zone. He advised the officials to strictly adhere to guidelines and observe all safety measures at station yards and sidings. He instructed the officials to conduct special safety drives involving concerned supervisors to spread awareness on incidents that can be avoided and also to ensure safety of work men. He also informed the officials to conduct special awareness drives to avoid unsafe conditions through refresher courses and crew counseling sessions etc. He advised the Divisional Railway Managers to maintain punctuality and operate the trains to reach the destinations on time. He also advised the officials to remove the caution orders wherever possible to speed up the movement of trains.
The General Manager held a detailed review on freight loading performance of the Zone. He advised the officials to maintain the speed of freight trains at an average of 50 Kmph. The General Manager also instructed the officials to conduct meetings with freight customers so as to surpass the previous year freight loading achievement of the Zone as well as to attain the target set by Railway Board.
The General Manager conducted a review on important on-going Railway projects to provide connectivity to Yadadri, Bhadradri, Bhupalapally and Pocharam power projects expected to enhance the coal loading of the Zone. He advised the officials to look into the projects and speed up the process. The General Manager also held a review with all the Divisional Railway Managers on Business Development Units (BDU’s) and freight loading. He appreciated the BDU’s for their efforts which has immensely helped in improvement of freight loading over the Zone.
The General Manger reiterated about spreading awareness among staff to strictly follow all Covid-19 protocols and guidelines.