- Reviewed the Performance of Safety, Freight Loading, Punctuality
and Progress of Infrastructure Projects in Vijayawada Division
Shri Arun Kumar Jain, General Manager (In-Charge), South Central Railway conducted a review meeting of Vijayawada Division's Performance today i.e., 16th June, 2022 atDivisional Conference Hall, Vijayawada along with Shri Shivendra Mohan, Divisional Railway Manager, Vijayawada Division and other senior officials.
Shri Arun Kumar Jain had a detailed review on freight loading performance of Vijayawada Division and congratulated the Branch Officers for exceptional performance in the freight segment compared to the previous financial year during same period and also emphasized to continue to keep up the good work. The General Manager also reviewed the status of Infrastructure works in progress and commended the Engineering Department officials for undertaking RUB works and eliminating LC gates at critical locations on war footing. He instructed the officials to expedite key infrastructure projects in the Division, especially Machilipatnam Yard remodelling, Doubling Works between Aravalli and Nidadavollu, Gudur-Vijayawada Third Line Works and Commissioning of Platforms 4 & 5 at Rajahmundry Railway Station.
He advised the Officials to give special emphasis towards punctuality and take proactive action plan to improve mobility and speed in the sections. He also instructed the field officials to deploy adequate staff to deal with asset failure causing punctuality loss and reduce the duration of the failure. The General Manager evaluated the safety action plans of the Division while reiterating strict adherence to the guidelines and safety measures. He also advised the staff to frequently conduct field inspections to ensure regular monitoring of track parameters so that timely action can be taken if required.
The General Manager advised the officials that there is lot of scope for further improvement in freight loading like Cement, Coal, Fertilizers, Food grains etc. particularly at Krishnapatnam and Kakinada Port. He advised the officials to increase the wagon turnaround by reducing the terminal detentions and addressing other bottleneck issues in the section.
Shri R. Dhananjayulu, Principal Chief Operations Manager, SCR and Shri G.V. Ramana Reddy, Chief Engineer, Road Safety Works, SCR were also present during the Review Meeting