Hyderabad : Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, South Central Railway has asked the officials to focus on the safety of tracks and bridges in view of incessant rainfall.
Mr Mallya who conducted a review meeting through web conference on safety, punctuality and freight loading of the Zone on Monday from Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad advised the officials to enhance the safety of tracks by preparing safety action plans and strengthening patrolling on tracks especially during weather warning.
He also advised the officials to set up counseling sessions for points-men, track-men to be more vigilant in order to avoid untoward incidents. He instructed the field officials to ensure worksite safety requirements without fail.
The General Manager also instructed the officials to monitor flood levels of Railway affecting Tanks and rivers/streams by maintaining liaison with Telangana and Andhra Pradesh state government officials.
In view of the on-going festival season and increased number of trains, he advised the officials to undertake necessary maintenance work expeditiously for relaxing the temporary speed restrictions wherever feasible, in order to avoid any impact on punctuality.
The General Manager also held a detailed review on freight loading performance of the zone.
He advised the Business Developmental Units to focus on adding new commodities to the existing freight basket.