Srinagar: Shobhan Chaudhuri, General Manager Northern Railway held a performance review meeting with the departmental heads of Northern Railway/ DRMs through, & 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.
During the review he concerned about the safety of passengers and directed the official to keep tab on illegally transportation of the inflammable articles in trains to stop the fire incidents, while 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 advised all divisions to take all nassaccary remedial actions to proper & efficient working of signaling system& showed 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.
Chaudhuri 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, & stressed upon the minimizing the human failure in train operation, while the GM also instructed the department heads and DRMs, to maintain the punctuality at keep pace for freight loading with safety as priority.