Shri Arun Kumar Jain, General Manager (In-charge), South Central Railway instructed the officials to accord top priority for Punctuality of the trains along with safety by observing all the precautions in view of the prevailing rainy weather conditions. He conducted a detailed review on Safety, Punctuality and Freight Loading today i.e., 25th July, 2022 at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad along with Principal Heads of Departments. Divisional Railway Manager’s (DRMs) of all six Divisions i.e. Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Guntakal, Guntur and Nanded joined the review meeting through video conference.
The General Manager reviewed the Punctuality of the zone with all the DRMs. He instructed the officials to identify the root causes for issues affecting punctuality and take remedial steps to improve the performance. He also instructed officials to strictly implement the permanent / temporary speed restrictions imposed.
On safety aspect, the General Manager instructed the officials to focus on the shunting method practices followed in the yards. He stressed up on avoiding the shortcut methods and to adopt absolute safety procedures in train operations. He also instructed to focus on yards and advised the officials to have frequent and thorough safety checks to strengthen the track in yards. He instructed the officials to intensify the track patrolling in bad weather conditions for enhanced safety.
Shri Arun Kumar Jain also reviewed the loading performance of the zone. He observed that the loading performance of the zone was reduced due to heavy rains across the zone and instructed the officials to put extra efforts to achieve the targets duly following the safety precautions. The General Manager also instructed the officials to plan and conduct special drives on safety at work sites involving the concerned departments and supervisors.