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General Manager’s Safety Award for Ten Staff of Central Railway

General Manager’s Safety Award for Ten Staff of Central Railway

Shri Anil Kumar Lahoti, General Manager, Central Railway gave away “General Manager’s Safety Award” to ten Central Railway staff i.e. three from Bhusaval, two each from Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur and o­ne from  Solapur Division. The awards were given in appreciation of their alertness during duty, their contribution in averting untoward incidents and ensuring safety in train operations during the month of April 2022, in a function held at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai o­n 2.5.2022. The award consists of a Medal, commendation certificate, a citation of exemplary safety work and a cash award of Rs.2000/-.  

Shri Vijendra Yadav, Track Maintainer, Vidyavihar, Mumbai Division, while o­n duty noticed a train approaching during night traffic block between Ghatkopar and Vikhroli and with quick action he stopped the train thus averted a possible mishap.

Shri Nagorao S. Kelkar, Loco Pilot, Shunter, Kurla of Mumbai Division, while o­n duty at CSMT yard during shunting noticed a rail fracture and immediately stopped the train thus possible mishap averted due to his alertness.

Shri Aditya Kumar, Pointsman, Sagphata of Bhusaval Division, o­n 30.3.2022 while exchanging signal with passing Goods train noticed burning of grease but unable to stop the train. Then immediately he informed the same to next station through Station Master.  After examining at Dongargaon, a hot axel is found. Due to his timely action averted a possible mishap.

Shri Vikki Vilas Kochure, Pointsman, Biswa Bridge, Bhusaval Division, while o­n night duty o­n 12.3.2022 noticed hot axel in 25th wagon of passing goods train. Station Master stopped the train and detached the wagon by shunting. Thus his timely action averted a possible mishap.

Shri Akash Bhaskar, Track Maintainer-IV, Bodwad, Bhusaval division, o­n 1.4.2022 noticed a smoke from wheel in 6th coach of train No. 11039 passing o­n adjacent line. He immediately informed the same to Bodwad station Master. o­n examining it is found brake binding. The timely action averted a major possible accident.

Shri Satish Meena, Loco Pilot, Goods, Amla of Nagpur division, while working o­n train No. 19343 o­n 26.3.2022 noticed fire near Up line o­n Kiratgarh – Kaisala section and alerted the Up train and stopped the train by informing o­n walkie-talkie. The train was passed after extinguishing the fire. Thus an accident was averted due to his alertness.

Shri Subodh Kumar Tilakdhari, Senior Section Engineer, Rail Track, Kala Akhar of Nagpur Division, has doused the fire in the forests besides the Up line in Kaisla – Kirathgarh section, which affected the passing trains. Also issued a caution order for other trains. Due to his alertness a possible mishap averted.

Shri B. Satyanarayan, Loco Pilot, Mail and Shri Sant Kumar, Assistant Loco Pilot, Pune Division, while working train No. 12939 Pune - Jaipur Express o­n 20.4.2022 noticing a signal was given for CSMT instead of Vasai Road by Dombivali cabin and informed the same to cabin station Master Dombivali about the wrong signal and got the signal for Vasai Road. Thus they could avoid the train going in wrong direction.

Shri Vitthal Khandu, Technician I, Solapur of Solapur Division, while rolling–in examination o­n 28.3.2022 noticed that a quarter pin and washer missing from break gear of leading trolley trailing wheel of train No. 18520. After getting it repaired then o­nly the train departed for o­nward journey. Due to his alertness a possible mishap was 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, Shri Alok Singh, Principal Chief Safety Officer, Shri Ashwani Saxena, Principal Chief Engineer, Shri Gopal Chandra, Principal Chief Electrical Engineer,  Shri Suyash Narain, Chief Rolling Stock Engineer (Freight) and other senior officials of Central Railway were present o­n the occasion and Divisional Railway Managers of all the Divisions joined the event virtually.
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Date: May 2, 2022
PR No.2022/05/03
This press release is issued by the Public Relations Department, Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai.

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