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2022/01/0404-01-2022
Ten Central Railway staff felicitated with General Manager’s Safety Award



Ten Central Railway staff felicitated with General Manager’s Safety Award

Shri Anil Kumar Lahoti, General Manager, Central Railway gave away “General Manager’s Safety Award” to 10 Central Railway staff (three from Mumbai Division, two each from Nagpur, Pune and Bhusaval Divisions and o­ne from Solapur Division) in appreciation of their alertness during duty, their contribution in averting untoward incidents and ensuring safety in train operations during the month of December 2021, in a function held at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai o­n 3.1.2022. The award consists of a Medal, commendation certificate, a citation of exemplary safety work and a cash award of Rs.2000/-.  

Shri Sopan Pedhekar, Master Craftsman, Carriage and Wagon workshop, Mumbai Division noticed a crack in trolley of a coach of Gadag Express during the maintenance work and declared the coach as unsafe for service. Due to vigilance and alertness a possible accident was averted.

Shri S.K. Tarai, Loco Pilot and Shri Subhash Kumar Yadav, Assistant Loco Pilot, both from Mumbai Division, while working Train No. 17617 o­n 1.12.2021 heard a unusual sound from railway track between Mulund and Thane. Immediately they stopped the train and ensured the train is safe and informed the matter to Station Manager, Thane. o­n inspection by Permanent Way staff, it was found that the track was unsafe. Thus due to their timely action could avert a possible accident to next train.

Shri Swapnil Suresh, Patrolman, Badnera, Bhusaval Division during a night patrolling duty o­n 19.1.2021 found a rail crack at Kms 633/23 and immediately informed to all concerned. He along with engineering supervisor got repaired and a possible accident was averted.

Shri Vasanta Prabhakar, Gateman, Bodvad, Bhusaval Division while o­n duty o­n 26.11.2021, noticed a hot axle in the passing goods train. He alerted the next station and the issue was attended to immediately there by averting a possible accident.

Shri Rakesh Kumar, Senior Goods Guard, Nagpur Division while working o­n goods train o­n 13.12.2021 noticed a rail fracture o­n adjacent track at kms 841/01 and informed the same immediately to Station Manager Majri. As a result, the train running o­n the line was run with caution order thereby averting a possible accident.

Shri Umesh Kumar Dongre, Trackman II, Wardha, Nagpur Division while performing his duty o­n 25.10.2021 noticed a fracture o­n Wardha- Dahegaon Up line at Kms 750/19 and informed the same to concerned engineering officials. The incoming train o­n the line passed with caution order averting a possible accident.

Shri Ajay Kumar, Deputy Station Manager, Hadapsar, Pune Division while exchanging signal with Train No. 11041 noticed sparking below the loco and hence immediately stopped the train. o­n inspecting the loco it was found that a rod was hanging the same was put right by station staff and Loco pilot thereby averted a untoward incident.

Shri Krishna Basak, Keyman, Chinchwad, Pune Division noticed a fracture in shunting neck o­n 19.12.2021 and immediately informed the same to all concerned thereby averted a possible accident.

Shri Jitendra Kumar, Goods Guard, Solapur Division while working o­n a goods train o­n 20.12.2021 realized a jerk and sound. The matter was informed to all concerned and o­n examination it was found a rail fracture. Due to his alertness a possible accident averted.  

Shri Anil Kumar Lahoti, while addressing o­n the occasion said that the awardees have done a commendable job and such 24 x 7 alertness shown by the railway staff for safer working will motivate others and sincerely work towards the safety of passengers.

Shri B.K. Dadabhoy, Additional General Manager and Shri Vivek Gupta, Principal Chief Safety Officer(L/A), Shri Mukul Jain, Principal Chief Operations Manager, Shri Ashwani Saxena, Principal Chief Engineer and other Principal Heads of Departments of Central Railway were present o­n the occasion and Divisional Railway Managers of all the Divisions joined the event virutally.

All covid-19 protocols were followed during the event.
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Date: January 03, 2022
PR No.2022/01/04
This press release is issued by the Public Relations Department, Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai.



(Shivaji Sutar)
Chief Public Relations Officer




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