‘NCR tak­ing steps to en­sure rail safety, punc­tu­al­ity’

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - UTTARPRADESH - HT Cor­re­spon­dent n al­la­habad.ht­desk@hin­dus­tan­times.com

AL­LA­HABAD: The NCR has taken up ‘mis­sion zero SPAD’ un­der which no in­ci­dent of sig­nal passed at dan­ger (SPAD) – wherein trains over­shoot a stop sig­nal – has been re­ported in this fi­nan­cial year, the zone’s gen­eral man­ager MC Chauhan said on Satur­day.

Speak­ing at a safety meet­ing or­gan­ised by the Rail­way Board through video con­fer­enc­ing, the gen­eral man­ager of the North Cen­tral Rail­way (NCR) in­formed Rail­way Board chair­man Ash­wini Lo­hani about the steps be­ing taken to elim­i­nate rail weld fail­ures.

The meet­ing was at­tended by the gen­eral man­agers of all the 17 zones of the In­dian Rail­way.

Chauhan re­quested the Board to pro­vide at least six rakes of rails per month up to Jan­uary 2018 to en­able NCR to com­plete its tar­get of rail re­newal.

He in­formed the Board that in the cur­rent year the zone had given 21.5% more blocks as com­pared to last year de­spite the in­creas­ing pres­sure of traf­fic on NCR.

He also ap­prised the Board of the steps taken by the zonal rail­way administration to im­prove safety as well as punc­tu­al­ity of trains.

Chauhan said mech­a­nised coach clean­ing had be­gun in trains, on-board house­keep­ing ser­vices had been in­sti­tuted on trains and 609 coaches had been pro­vided bio toi­lets.

He also spoke about mech­a­nised clean­ing and rag-pick­ing con­tracts to im­prove and main­tain clean­li­ness.

In his ad­dress to the gen­eral man­agers, Lo­hani said the rail­ways were look­ing at new technology to im­prove safety in trains.

He also em­pha­sised on in­ter­ac­tion with the field staff to bring the real is­sues and their so­lu­tions to the knowl­edge of se­nior of­fi­cers.

Other mem­bers of the Rail­way Board, in­clud­ing mem­ber en­gi­neer­ing Ghan­shyam Singh and mem­ber (traf­fic) Mohd Jamshed, also shared their views on dif­fer­ent is­sues.

The CRB also fe­lic­i­tated Kr­ishna Prasad, a tech­ni­cian work­ing in Al­la­habad divi­sion’s car­riage and wagon depart­ment, with an ap­pre­ci­a­tion let­ter and a cheque of Rs 5,000 for de­tect­ing a bro­ken spring in the North East Ex­press re­cently in Al­la­habad thereby avert­ing a ma­jor mishap.

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