North Central Railway
No. PR/NCR/05/2018Press ReleaseDate:03.05.2018
PUNCTUALITY/SAFETY MEETING HELD IN NCR HQ: Punctuality drive launched over NCR
On the 3rd May, 2018, weekly punctuality/safety meeting was held in the Office of GM/NCR in the Vindhya Conference Hall, Chaired by GM/NCR Shri M.C. Chauhan. Present in the meeting were all the PHODs/CHODs of NCR and the DRMs of the three Divisions of NCR-Allahabad, Agra and Jhansi who participated via videoconferencing. The meeting began with GM/NCR launching a 15 days’ punctuality drive in order to enhance the punctuality of mail-express trains over NCR. GM advised that senior officers should personally monitor the punctuality position on hourly basis. He further advised that while NCR had done well to improve punctuality by 13.1% in the last financial year; further improvement in punctuality could be achieved by a multipronged approach consisting of enhanced operational monitoring, reduction in asset failures, reduction in response time to asset failures and reduction in external factors adversely affecting punctuality-in particular unwarranted Alarm Chain Pulling (ACP) and Cattle Run Over (CRO) cases. He advised that a joint action by Commercial and Security staff to nab the culprits indulging in alarm chain pulling will be effective. It was also decided that in order to check CRO cases, by the time walls are constructed and fencing is done, trenches can be made along the tracks in the vulnerable sections of the track, so that stray animal are prevented from coming on to the track. GM/NCR expressed concern over cases of cutting of communications/signalling cables in NCR by outside agencies and advised that stringent penal action should undertaken against those found to be involved in cable-cutting incidents. He also desired that throughput enhancement works like electronic interlocking works at various stations and other modernization works should be expedited.
While discussing about the safety issues,GM/NCR said that we have committed to eliminate all unmanned level crossings by September 2018, and it should be strictly ensured that the time-lines are met and necessary actions must be taken by the concerned in this regard. He said proper lighting arrangements should be made at manned level crossings and necessary shelters be provided for Gate Mitras at unmanned level crossings. He said that the surprise checks especially during night be conducted to check alertness off staff. He also instructed for trimming the tree branches along the track, possibly infringing the tracks and affecting the train movement in case of thunderstorm. He emphasized to the need to continue the drive for SPAD for safe train movement. Reducing Loco Failures, checking brake binding cases, reducing signal failures, reducing response and restoration time to a minimum in case of asset failures, improving cleanliness on important stations, effectively controlling unauthorized vending through continuous vigilant action were the other subjects that came up for discussion