North Central Railway
No. PR/NCR/05/2018Press ReleaseDate:11.05.2018
GM/NCR HOLDS MEETING on PUNCTUALITY OF MAIL EXPRESS TRAINS
On 11thMay, 2018, a punctuality 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. Opening the discussion GM/NCR expressed concern over the rise in the cases of loss/decline in cooling in airconditioned coaches of mail express trains. He advised that the Air-conditioning should be promptly attended to in those coaches which were experiencing loss of cooling. He further advised that in case it was found that the fault in the air-conditioning was beyond rectification, the fare paid by the passengers of the affected coach should be refunded as per extant instructions of Railway Board. GM appreciated that the trees next to tracks, which had a potential for falling on tracks in case of storm, had been largely trimmed in all the divisions. However, he advised that in view of the adverse weather forecasts, any trees posing a hazard to the track/OHE in case of storm should be trimmed so as to prevent any mishap during a storm. GM advised that while the time given for the maintenance blocks had gone up substantially, it should be ensured that blocks are cleared within the stipulated time so that punctuality of mail express trains is not adversely affected on that account. GM also advised that in cases of breakage of boom of level crossing gates, it should be ensured that in each case the number of the culprit road-vehicle is noted down by the gateman so that the driver/owner of the vehicle can be prosecuted under the relevant section of the railway act. It was decided that trenches would be dug next to the tracks in the sections prone to cattle run over cases in order to prevent cattle from coming on tracks. GM advised that all possible measures should be taken to reduce cases of asset failures and said that wherever asset failures occur, the same should be analysed in detail so that the root cause of the failure could be identified and any further failures of similar type could be prevented. GM advised that proper utilization and management of crew should be ensured in order to prevent loss of punctuality on this account. Discussing safety GM/NCR advised that it should be ensured at the level of the Permanent Way/Traffic Inspectors that all the gatemen in their sections have all the required safety-equipment and that their level of knowledge about safety related rules, regulations and precautions is up to the mark. He advised that night inspections by officers and supervisors should be intensified.