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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:08 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

Southern Railway has an OR of 168 percent for April to Dec 2018 as stated by the GM.
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I think a big chunk of the loss will be coming from highly subsidized sub urban service.

SR is also reluctant in starting more MEMU service in Kerala. PGT shed is still under utilized. When it comes to Kerala demands, SR has so many excuses.

What is stopping them to start more MEMUs in ERN-PGT/CBE,PGT-CLT and CLT-MAQ route.

Can somebody please put Division wise revenue and loss under SR.
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The EMUs or suburban railway systems never bring any profit. Neither do operation of Rajdhanis or Shatabdis.

The real profit for railway zones always come from heavy freight loading. After bifurcation of zones, by and large Northern and Western Railway zones haven't had their freight loadings of both industrial and agricultural goods affected. However, bifurcation of SER, freight loadings of the new zone SECR have made it the top earner in IR. Likewise, from SER and ER have come zones like ECR and ECoR are also having a very favourable earnings profile due to high freight loadings.


Thinking that MEMUs will result in higher earnings and profitability is nothing but a lot of hot air.


Then in Kerala, rather than MEMUs mail and express trains themselves have a very very high halt pattern. In contrast, a train like 12969 for example or Lalbagh, which is a short distancer run non-stop for their first 70 kms. between MAS-AJJ. In contrast one can check the halt pattern of a train like Malabar Express between TVC-Kollam, it has 6 halts between TVC and Kollam which means it is stopping every 10 kms. This means in Kerala,
mail/exp. trains have a similar halt pattern to MEMUs. This is also different from the halt pattern of mail/exp. trains running in Mumbai area, even Hyderabad-SC suburban sector, or indeed Kolkata or even Delhi, which is deficient in passenger train services. In Delhi among mail/exp. trains only 14315 has 4 stops between Delhi-GZB a distance of 22 kms. All other trains skip all suburban trains between Delhi and Ghaziabad.

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Sir,

Vipin has already given you reasons why Kerala has more stops compared to TN in one of the threads. Its mainly because of the very high population density here.You are again beating around the bush.

You still didn't mention the reason why Kerala people are deprived off MEMU services in most of the routes.Being a state with high population density, there isn't any doubt MEMU will have patronage.

SR is just playing the regional politics as usual.
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Sir,

Vipin has already given you reasons why Kerala has more stops compared to TN in one of the threads. Its mainly because of the very high population density here.You are again beating around the bush.

You still didn't mention the reason why Kerala people are deprived off MEMU services in most of the routes.Being a state with high population density, there isn't any doubt MEMU will have patronage.

SR is just playing the regional politics as usual.


Its not SR but govt of India and IR playing politics. Lots of new trains introduced rest of India on daily basis particularly North, West, East, Central, Norht east. Let IR, RB allocate more trains to SR then let see.
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Reply to points by Praveen:

Vipin has already given you reasons why Kerala has more stops compared to TN in one of the threads. Its mainly because of the very high population density here.You are again beating around the bush.

You still didn't mention the reason why Kerala people are deprived off MEMU services in most of the routes.Being a state with high population density, there isn't any doubt MEMU will have patronage.


Reply: I did not criticise or question the large number of stops for trains in Kerala.

Instead, (if you could care to read that post again), when you raised the point about non-running of MEMUs in Kerala, I replied that already in Kerala, Mails and Express services have a similar halt pattern to MEMUs and mentioned examples of trains like 6629/30 Malabar express which has 5-6 halts between TVC and Kollam itself. In addition to these are short-distance passenger train services like between TVC-CAPE/NCJ or indeed TVC-Kollam or Kottayam-ERS are running.

My post covered both points as whatever the reason, mail/express trains are already running like passengers only, (that is entirely in keeping with high population density as well as large originating traffic, which has necessitated provision of a large number of halts for mail/express services) between TVC-PGT, with average speeds of just around 50 kmph. for trains like Kerala Express/TVC mail, with all other trains running only between 40-45 kmph. In fact, if you observe schedules of passenger trains in the sectors named above, their average speed is only marginally lesser than those of a majority of mail/express train services.

If you still cannot remember, I posted covering the aspects which you have repeated in this post, in my previous post on the subject. Pls. read that again.

I mean how can you think of having one's cake and eating it too??

You have mail/express trains with extremely frequent halt patterns, with some express trains stopping once every 7-9 kms. in the ERS-TVC and TVC-CAPE sector. If you still do not realise, pls. see halt pattern of 6382 and 6525 (Jayanti and Island respectively) between PGT-TVC-ERS-TVC-PGT, plus trains like Ernad, Parasuram, Malabar express, 6342 TVC-GUV-TVC, Venad, Vanchinad, 6311/12 and some trains of the Gujarat/Rajasthan and Mumbai groups. Then second, in the TVC-ERS, ERS-Kottayam, TVC-Kollam/Kottayam and TVC-NCJ-CAPE sectors you have scores of passengers running. But sadly, in addition to passengers plus mail/exp. train services running like semi-passengers mostly between CAPE-TVC-PGT, you want MEMU services also to run, when a good part of ERS-Kottayam has both gradients as well as single line stretches, as mentioned by Thomas.

As proof, you are welcome to study halt patterns of 99% of train services on the MS-CGL-VM sector. Majority of these trains stop at TBM, 25 kms. from MS and after that only at CGL followed by a halt at Tindivanam (that too not for all trains) after which they stop only at Villupuram. Tindivanam is 125 kms. from MS while VM is 159 kms. away. A train like Kudal only has one more halt, i.e. at Melmaruvathur. Ditto that for services between MAS-AJJ-KPD, something comparable with TVC-Kottayam. Because of EMU services, majority of trains stop straight at AJJ only after departing from MAS, with very few trains caring to stop at Thiruvalloor, that too merely because it marks end of Chennai and start of Thiruvalloor district.

SR is just playing the regional politics as usual.

If the above hard facts are unable to convince you, then Praveen, I am afraid, nothing else will or can. There is no gain in trying to play hard to get and being stubborn without showing an inclination to listen and understand.

I will leave your point about regionalism.

[Vipin and you tried to raise the point earlier to which I have replied, that KCVL capacity, introduction of more trains (or even MEMUs) is dependent upon freeing capacity at TVC so that it is rid of over-capacity burden through extension of some trains beyond TVC to NCJ/CAPE and shifting the terminal of others to KCVL, so that newer services can be started from TVC or KCVL. It is this proposal of SR which is not being replied to by TVC division. Unless the same is done, how are solutions to existing constraints possible???

[b]The needle of suspicion, however, points sharply towards TVC division, as it has kept all proposals pending by keeping the suggestion for extension of some services terminating at TVC to CAPE/NCJ, completely unanswered. Now if that is not regionalism or regional bias, then what is???]

And mind you, even to this blatantly partisan attitude of TVC division, the SR HQ is not playing tit for tat or tat for a tit, but it is helplessly modifying Railway Board's proposal for more services like JBP-TVC and others for Kerala, by shifting those trains to TEN-NCJ/CAPE, in view of the hard-headedness being shown by TVC division think-tank. Pls. remember that there is no great clamour for the odd weekly or costly Suvidha to Jabalpur or Vizag from NCJ/CAPE, but they want increase in frequency of trains like 6340, 6352, 12641 Thirukkural, 12651 Sampark Kranti, 12666 CAPE-HWH express. In fact in TEN-MDU and CAPE, people would have been happier had the 02193/94 Jabalpur SF Spl. had been a service from Varanasi-Allahabad (even through Jabalpur).

Now MS-MDU, rather MDU-NDLS/ASR-JAT via UMB is already an FEDL. Doubling work is also under progress in the MDU-CAPE sector. When MDU-CAPE becomes FEDL possibly by 2019 April or August, then surely CAPE/TEN would be immensely justified in demanding more train services, especially if there is continued resistance to extension of at least some trains terminating at TVC to CAPE, because IR/SR will in any case favour at least introduction of new train services to destinations or routes which are already FEDL.

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2/2018-19 03-04-2018
CHENNAI
SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPLETES MAJOR DOUBLING AND GAUGE CONVERSION PROJECTS



Southern Railway completed various Doubling and Gauge Conversion Projects during 2017-18.Details of the important sections completed recently are:




1.Dedication of Electrified Double Line between Kalpattichatram – Tamaraipadi railway stations (25.44 km)


The section between Kalpattichatram – Tamaraipadi railway stations (25.44 km) is part of the Villupuram – Dindigul (270 km) Doubling with Electrification project and the last stretch to be completed.With the commissioning of this section, the entire stretch between Chennai and Madurai will have electrified double line.This Villupuram - Dindigul project was completed by RVNL at a cost of 1600 cr. covering 270.15 km.CRS inspection in Kalpattichatram – Tamaraipadi section was carried out o­n 13th& 14thMarch, 2018 and the section was opened for traffic o­n 30th March, 2018.


The electrified double line between Chennai and Madurai would ease congestion in the chord line section and pave the way for operation of more services.There would be substantial reduction in travel time also.


There are a total of 43 stations in Villupuram – Dindigul project including 4 Junction stations.52 major bridges and 576 minor bridges are constructed in the section.18 stations were revamped and additional facilities are provided while in 19 stations including 3 halts, existing buildings were refurbished.




2.Dedication of Gauge Converted Aryankavu – Edamann (20.884 km) section


New Aryankavu – Edamann stretch (21 km) is a part of the Sengottai – Punalur section of Kollam - Tirunelveli – Tiruchendur & Tenkasi - Virudunagar Gauge Conversion (357 km) project.The section traverses through the Kollam district (Kerala) and would give a fillip to the connectivity between Tamil Nadu and Kerala states thus playing a pivotal role in boosting the economy of South India. Commissioning of this stretch will provide an alternative route for travel between Tamil Nadu and Kerala. This picturesque section will also draw more tourists and rail enthusiasts from all over the country.


The rail route includes a heritage 13-arch bridge along the 49 kilometre long railway line from Punalur to Sengottai, commissioned in 1903. The bridge measuring 102.72 meters in length and 5.18 meters in height was constructed using the ancient Surki method by the British. It is now strengthened using concrete jacketing and the heritage look will be artificially created by fixing the walls with tiles resembling the old construction blocks.


The track structure o­n the main line consists of 60 kg class-I Flat Footed rails o­n mono block PSC sleepers with 1660 sleepers per km and 250 mm ballast cushion. There are 16 (15 waterway bridges + 1 viaduct) major bridges & 78 minor bridges.5 tunnels are constructed for a length of 1.8 km in the section.This line traverses through the Western Ghats and has sharp curves of up to 10 degrees.There are 3 crossing stations viz., Aryankavu New block, Tenmalai & Edamann and 3 halt stations viz., Edapalayam, Kalthuruthi & Ottakkal in this New Aryankavu – Edamann section.There is no unmanned level crossing in this section.


Total cost of this project covering 21 Kms is Rs.185 cr. CRS inspection was completed in the section o­n 12th& 13thof January, 2018 and the section was commissioned for traffic o­n 31stof March, 2018.




3.Dedication of Gauge Converted Line between Pattukottai – Karaikkudi Jn.(73.435 km)


Karaikkudi – Pattukottai stretch (73 km) is a part of Mayiladuturai – Thiruvarur-Tiruturaipundi – Karaikkudi (187 km) Gauge Conversion project.The line traverses through the districts of Thanjavur, Pudukkottai & Sivaganga.Paddy is grown in abundance here.The centralised procurement of paddy by the Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation and rice mills of Food Corporation of India from paddy growing centres in the section is a regular and bi-annual feature.Similarly, Chemical manure is transported to the paddy growing areas in the section.Commissioning the newly converted broad gauge section will increase the movement of food grains from delta regions to other parts of Tamil Nadu State and will provide a shorter route for movement of fertilisers from Milavittan to delta regions. CRS inspection was completed in the section o­n 1st of March, 2018 and the section was commissioned for traffic o­n 30thMarch, 2018.


There are 14 major bridges and 255 minor bridges in the section.There are 5 crossing stations viz.,Pattukottai, Peravurani, Ayingudi, Arantangi & Periyakottai and 3 halt stations viz., Ottangadu, Valaramanikkam & Kandanur Puduvayal in this Karaikkudi – Pattukottai section.There is no unmanned level crossing in this section.Total cost of this 73 km gauge conversion project is Rs.547.75 cr.




4.Dedication of Double Line between Solagampatti – Thanjavur Jn.(28.75 km)


As part of doubling of track between Thanjavur – Ponmalai project taken up by RVNL, the stretch between Solagampatti – Thanjavur Junction (28.75 Km) has been completed.With the commissioning of this section, the delays due to crossings in Tiruchchirappalli – Thanjavur section would not arise thus enabling the operation of more train services.The second line would also decongest the highly saturated main line boosting both passenger and freight traffic.Significantly, the freight movement of PDS and Civil Supplies Corporation from delta regions would get a fillip as also the movement of cement traffic.CRS inspection was carried out in the section o­n 29th& 30thof February, 2018.The section was subsequently commissioned for traffic o­n 27th March, 2018.


The total project cost of Thanjavur – Ponmalai doubling work is Rs.350 crore covering 46.96 kms and was executed by RVNL.7 stations were covered. 16 major bridges and 83 minor bridges were constructed in the section.2 Foot over Bridges have been newly constructed while 1 FOB has been extended.All the stations have been provided with additional passenger amenities.


The section is also being electrified simultaneously as part of the Tiruchchirappalli – Thanjavur – Tiruvarur – Karaikal Electrification Project.




5.Dedication of the Third Line between Ponmalai – Tiruchchirappalli (2 km)


The newly constructed electrified third line between between Ponmalai Golden Rock station and Tiruchchirappalli (2 km) is also ready for commissioning.This project is part of the Villupuram – Dindigul Doubling Project by RVNL completed at a total cost of Rs.1600 crores.The delay due to crossings in the highly saturated Ponmalai - Tiruchchirappalli section will be minimised o­n commissioning of the third line.


http://www.sr.indianrailways.gov.in//view_detail.jsp?lang=0&id=0,4,268&dcd=6422&did=15227467896312D946E73ACBF81751D8ADAD0BD650014.web91

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krishnakumar60 wrote:

4.Dedication of Double Line between Solagampatti – Thanjavur Jn.(28.75 km)

CRS inspection was carried out in the section o­n 29th& 30thof February, 2018.


Wow - Unbelievable to see Feb 29 and Feb 30 in a non leap year. The press release has taken SR to new heights.

We can expect new trains in all these stretches on Feb 31st Sad
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CHENNAI
SOUTHERN RAILWAY CELEBRATES 63RD RAILWAY WEEK



Southern Railway celebrated its 63rd Railway Week at Rajah Annamalai Mandram, Esplanade, Chennai today (11th April, 2018).Shri R.K. Kulshrestha, General Manager of Southern Railway was the Chief Guest of the function and distributed Shields to various Divisions / Departments / Workshops and Awards to officers and staff for their meritorious performance.


At the Railway Week Celebrations of Southern Railway held at Chennai, Smt. Sunitha Vedantham, Principal Chief Personnel Officer, Southern Railway welcomed the gathering.Shri. R.K. Kulshrestha, General Manager, Southern Railway addressed the Staff and Officers of Southern Railway who had gathered. A cultural programme, comprising classical dances and other performances, was conducted o­n the occasion. Shri P.K. Mishra, Additional General Manager, Southern Railway and other Principal Head of Departments, Divisional Railway Managers, Officers and Staff of Southern Railway participated in the function.


At the zonal level, 18 officers, 112 staff and 5 teachers / students were honoured with ‘Individual Awards’ and 10 groups consisting of 77 employees were given ‘Group Awards’.Further, 34 Efficiency Shields for outstanding performance in different areas of railway working were awarded to different Divisions/Workshops/Units.


The General Manager congratulated the Mechanical Department of Southern Railway for getting the ‘Best Department’ shield from Railway Board.He also congratulated Shri Naresh Lalwani, Divisional Railway Manager, Palakkad, for getting the ‘Best Change Agent’ award from Railway Board for his innovative ideas.Moreover, the General Manager congratulated the participants of the Inter-Zonal Quiz Competition who got first prize from the Railway Board.In addition to these, 6 Officers/Staff of Southern Railway will be honoured with Individual Awards at the Railway Board level.


The General Manager’s Inter Divisional overall Efficiency Shield was bagged by Chennai Division; Tiruchchirappalli & Salem Divisions were the Runners in the same category.


During his address, the General Manager said with the support and services of dedicated employees, Southern Railway has performed well during the year 2017 -18, by commissioning many capacity augmentation projects, by undertaking large number of safety works,implementing popular schemes and has generally achieved the targets and goals set by Hon’ble MR.


In 2017-18, Southern Railway earned Rs.7670 crores as gross earnings, registering a growth of 2.1% over last year.The passenger earnings during 2017-18 were Rs.4262 crores with an increase of 6.21% over last year and freight earnings were Rs.2739 crores with an increase of 4.7% over last year.In addition, the zone earned Rs.230.06 crores from sale of scrap as against Rs.200 crores last year.


Regarding Project implementation, the General Manager informed that during 2017-18, Southern Railway completed 2 major projects of doubling with electrification.Villupuram – Dindigul (270 km) doubling with electrification at a total cost of Rs.1600 crores and Tiruchchirappalli – Thanjavur (47 km) doubling with electrification at a total cost of Rs.350 crores were completed.With the completion of the Villupuram – Dindigul project, the entire stretch between Chennai – Madurai has double electrified lines.Furthermore, gauge conversion between Pollachi – Podanur (40 km), Karaikkudi – Pattukottai (73 km) and New Aryankavu – Edamann (21 km) were completed.With the completion of gauge conversion works between New Aryankavu – Edamann, gauge conversion works in the entire stretch between Sengottai – Punalur have been completed at a total cost of Rs.358 crores.A total of 134 km of gauge conversion, 113 km of doubling and 247 km of doubling-cum-gauge conversion were completed during 2017-18, the highest in recent past.19 ROB / RUBs were commissioned and railway portion of works in 33 ROB / RUBs were completed.A new Coaching Terminal has started functioning in Tambaram; more trains are planned to run from this terminal.


Railway Electrification between Erode – Karur – Tiruchchirappalli (141 km) and Karur – Dindigul (72 km) has been completed.Electrification works between Salem – Karur (85 km) and Tiruchchirappalli – Nagapattinam – Karaikal (153 km) are progressing and are expected to be commissioned this year.Of the 5079 km in Southern Railway, 3004 km (59.14%) is electrified as o­n 31stMarch, 2018.


On the improvement carried out in train operations, the General Manager said that Southern Railway operated 2323 special trains during April, 2017 – March, 2018 to clear extra rush of passengers as compared to 1610 special trains last year.Moreover, Southern Railway had permanently augmented 56 express trains and 12 passenger trains by adding 53 coaches and various trains were temporarily augmented by 3242 coaches during the year 2017-18.6 pairs of new trains were introduced.The Chennai – Mysuru – Chennai & Chennai – Coimbatore – Chennai Shatabdi express trains are being progressively refurbished under ‘Swarn’ scheme.


202 rakes of Pet Coke were loaded during 2017-18.Automobile traffic increased from 195 rakes in 2016-17 to 235 rakes in 2017-18, with a revenue of Rs.55 crores.Automobile loading o­n Southern Railway has been growing continuously in the last 5 years, with this year registering a 20% growth in earnings.Cement traffic has increased from 440 rakes in 2016-17 to 519 rakes in 2017-18 with a revenue of Rs.91.5 crores.


On the energy conservation front, all 714 railway stations open for traffic in Southern Railway have been provided with 100% LED lighting as o­n March, 2018.This would result in energy savings to the tune of 7.98 million units and would reduce energy bill by Rs.6.048 crores per year.Moreover, the Golden Rock Workshop has been awarded the 1st prize in the ‘National Energy Conservation Award, 2017’ by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency.The workshop also won the prestigious 5-star label for energy efficiency from BEE.207 Kwp Solar Panels were commissioned during 2017-18; with this, Southern Railway has installed 402.45 Kwp Solar Panels so far.The EMU workshop in Tambaram has received 5-S Work Place Management Certificate.


Southern Railway eliminated 158 unmanned level crossings during 2017-18.45 manned LCs have also been eliminated by provision of ROB / Subway / Diversion, etc.The General Manager proudly announced that as o­n date no unmanned level crossing exists in Kerala.There are no unmanned LCs in Chennai, Palakkad and Thiruvananthapuram Divisions of Southern Railway, too.


The number of consequential accidents decreased to 3 during the 2017-18 compared to 8 during the year 2016-17.There was no loss of life or injury to any passenger in these accidents.59 LC gates were interlocked during the year 2017-18 to improve safety.53 bridges were rehabilitated / rebuilt at accost of Rs.40 crores.Southern Railway became the first zone to introduce ‘Under water inspection’ of bridges with remote operated robotic vehicle.The zone also carried out ‘Drone Survey’ of 3 major bridges namely Nethravathy, Cauvery and Pamban bridges.5 km of automatic signalling, Electronic Interlocking System in 21 stations and Datalogger facilities in 159 stations have been commissioned this year to enhance safety.


He further added that Southern Railway was always the forerunner in implementing passenger friendly initiatives and innovations.The zone spent an amount of Rs.100 crores in 2017-18 for provision of passenger amenities as against Rs.71 crores during 2016-17.Divyang friendly facilities are available at 8 A1, 41 A and 22 B category stations.Emergency Medical Centres have been provided at 23 railway stations so far.Battery Operated Cars for the use of Divyang, sick and senior citizen passengers o­n payment basis are provided at 11 stations.Women facilitation centres, an innovative concept of Southern Railway, at 7 important stations has drawn applause from the passengers.Wi-fi facilities are available at all A1, A and B category railway stations.31 UTS / PRS locations were converted as IUTS (UTS-cum-PRS) locations during 2017-18.Online booking of retiring rooms was commissioned at 7 stations during 2017-18; this facility is now available at 41 stations.


Southern Railway takes special efforts for the convenience of differently-abled passengers and senior citizens. 11 Lifts and 9 Escalators were commissioned during 2017-18, thus bringing the total no. of lifts and escalators in use to 61 and 84 respectively.


Integrated Security System has been implemented at 14 important railway stations over Southern Railway.Separate CCTV control rooms in these stations ensure the safety and security of passengers.Under Nirbhaya fund, Rs.72 crores has been sanctioned for provision of CCTVs in 136 stations classified as A1, A, B & C including suburban railway stations.Moreover, Child Help Desk is available at Chennai Central & Chennai Egmore railway stations.979 runaway / missing children were rescued by RPF personnel in association with Child Helpline during 2017-18.


Heritage Special Voyage in Nilgiri Mountain Railway – Weekend Summer Special Service with steam locomotive has been introduced between Mettupalayam – Coonoor from 31.03.2018.


Passenger complaints received through CPGRAMS, COMS, e-mails, etc. Are being redressed within short time and there is a drastic reduction of 21% in public complaints between December, 2017 – March, 2018 compared with last year.


On-Board Housekeeping Services (OBHS) are available in 85 trains over Southern Railway.2 BOOT laundries are operational at Basin Bridge and Kochuveli.


Southern Railway has surpassed the target in fitment of bio-toilets in coaches for the current year 2017-18.65% of coaches in Southern Railway have bio-toilets; all 6229 coaches of Southern Railway would have bio-toilets by December, 2018.


The General Manager congratulated Mr. Sathish Kumar, Chief OS / Track Machines, Chennai Division who won Gold Medal in 77 kg men’s weightlifting event in the o­ngoing Commonwealth Games, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.Sportspersons like him would motivate others to excel and bring laurels to the country, the General Manager added.He also congratulated all sportspersons who had represented Southern Railway in various national and international events.


He conveyed his best wishes to all the members of SRWWO for undertaking various staff welfare activities including health camps and for caring for differently-abled children at Ashraya School, etc.


He extended his warm greetings to recognised trade union and all associations for their active cooperation and sincerely thanked all of them for their support.


The General Manager thanked Shri Ashwani Lohani, Chairman, Railway Board, for always being a source of inspiration and guiding factor in all endeavours and for changing the Indian Railways through a number of transformation ideas in running safe train operations.Our Chairman is always rendering all necessary assistance to Southern Railway, he added.


Congratulating all the awardees who have made outstanding contribution, he expressed his sincere gratitude to each and every o­ne of the employees of Southern Railway, who had put in their best performance and had helped Southern Railway to achieve goals and targets set before them.


The General Manager believed that with the team work of dedicated and hardworking employees, Southern Railway would surpass the targets and achieve greater heights in the years to come.


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