·         Released a booklet on System Map in Northern Railway

·        Focus On Safety on Tracks and Monsoon Issues

·        Focus on Enhancement of Passenger amenities

·        Emphasis on punctuality & freight earning 

Sh. Ashutosh Gangal, General Manager Northern Railway held a safety review meeting with the departmental heads of Northern Railway and with DRM’s through video from Baroda House, NR headquarter office in New Delhi. Amongst many issues deliberations were on Safety on tracks, enhancement of speed, Freight, Punctuality, train operations. He instructed that, works of passenger amenities like provision of escalators, lifts, washable aprons, improvement in station building, circulating areas etc. should be given priority and must be completed in a stipulated time frame. 

Sh. Ashutosh Gangal, also released a booklet on system map in Northern Railway. Speaking on the occasion  he emphasis on punctuality of trains and freight earnings.

Safety is the prime focus over Railways. The GM emphasized on improving the maintenance standards of tracks, level crossings and construction of boundary wall along the track in high speed sections. He took serious note of the trespassing on line. He advised the divisions and the security department to check the trespassing and book offenders under different Railway acts and penalize them including jail term if need be. He also advised to make efforts to clear encroachment near the railway tracks to ensure safety. On improving the infrastructure the GM said that, greater focus should be on the Level crossings. They should be revamped and road surfaces should be improved. Moreover the road users should be sensitized not to cross the lines when the LC gates are closed.

Sh. Ashutosh Gangal said that monsoon rains have been very heavy in many spots across Northern Railway. Sometimes this is posing great difficulty in train operations over stretches where water has collected over the tracks. Northern Railway continuously monitored the water logging   and made all  efforts in clearing the tracks by pressing in additional pumps for water evacuation. Moreover the local rain fed rivers and drains are in spate which is causing flooding in the embankments of the rail lines compounding the problem of train movement.

Northern Railway is committed to provide safe, smooth and efficient services to its customers.

(EW correspondent)