Indian Railway runs about 20000 trains,  carry about 2.5 crores passengers daily: Naresh

Maligaon, Feb 26: A discussion on “Disaster Management – 2020” was held today at Guwahati railway station. The discussion was inaugurated by Mr Sanjive Roy, General Manager of N.F. Railway in present of  Naresh Ch. Goyal, Principal Executive Director of  Safety and Railway Board and New Delhi along-with other senior officials from HQ and Division were present.

The day long discussion was participated by frontline staff of all departments under Lumding division of N.F. Railway who plays a pivotal role to ensure safety of train movement and during any disaster involving loss of life.

The general manager in his speech, asked everybody to be alert and ensure that no shortcut method is adopted for running of trains. He also thanked field staff who performed exceptionally to reduce the number of train accident during last few years. Shri Naresh Ch. Goyal, Principal Executive Director of  Safety and  Railway Board of New Delhi who monitors the safety aspects of entire Indian Railway also lauded the performance of N.F. Railway for showing good performance in safety related issues amongst all the zonal railways.

He mentioned that Indian Railway runs about 20000 trains daily which carry about 2.5 crores passengers. But there is no major case of accident leading to death of passenger during current financial year till yesterday. This proves that the initiatives being taken to ensure safe train running are yielding results.

The main objective of the discussion is to guide the staff related to running of trains in a very simple manner. Accidents that happened in recent past were meticulously analyzed and explained on the basis of input received; so that field staff can take necessary steps to stop reoccurrence.

General Manager of N.F. Railway Shri Sanjive Roy asked all officer and staff to conduct vigorous and meticulous “Safety Checks” in the field and take immediate corrective action. Constant vigil can avert many unsafe situations that may arise during running of train.

Mr Manoj Kumar Agrawal, Pr. Chief Safety Officer asked all staff involved in train operation like Loco Pilots, Station Masters, Guards, Engineering, Mechanical, Signal & Telecom to remain alert always; because only their alertness can ensure safe train operation. Personnel from Civil Defence, Scouts & Guides, Railway Protection Force also participated in the discussion.

Later a safety review meeting was also held at NFR HQ; which was participated by senior officials from all departments apart from Railway Board officials. Details about measures being taken to further check loopholes were deliberated upon by all.



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