GENERAL MANAGER NORTHERN RAILWAY HOLDS PERFORMANCE REVIEW MEETING

Focus on claims and delay of their settlements

Focus on Safety, Maintenance of Railway Assets

Reviews Safety and infrastructure work

Emphasis on punctuality & freight earning    

Sh. Ashutosh Gangal, General Manager Northern Railway held a review meeting with the departmental heads of Northern Railway and   with DRM’s through video. Sh.  Gangal, shows deep concern about claims and delay in their settlements. He directed that the delay on finalizing accident claims settlements should be monitored at higher level and fix the responsibility of the person for delay. 

The GM emphasized that Safety is the main concern over Railways, for which all out efforts should be directed towards maintaining the tracks, rolling stock, signaling and electric overhead wires are working in top order. He advised the departments to regularly conduct training and refresher courses for the staff to keep them motivated and informed of the working of the system to minimize human error.

He instructed all divisions to take all nassaccary remedial actions to proper & efficient working of signaling system. He shows his concern on rail fractures and instructed that monitoring of signals, rail fractures and rail welds should be done extensively and no error should be left.

Sh. Ashutosh Gangal, also instructed to expedite approvals for tree cutting wherever needed from the Forest Department so that these do not pose a threat to the tracks or OHE wires. He also emphasized on focusing on electrical safety on tracks as well as safety in relay and panel rooms for error free movement of trains. He stressed upon the minimizing the human failure in train operation. He also instructed the department heads and DRMs, to maintain the punctuality at 95% and keep pace for freight loading with safety as priority.

Emphasizing on freight Business Development, the GM took stock of the outreach of the Business Development Units. He said that, BDUs should proactively create an environment of trust, support and confidence amongst the customers. He added that the initiatives and concessions offered by the Railways should reach the customers. He also informed that, loading of food grains & other items have steadily increased with every passing month. 

(EW correspondent)