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Piyush Goyal conducts a high level review meeting with GMs & DRMs of Zonal Railways through Video Conference

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New Delhi , 24 Aug 2019

Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry and Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman, Railway Board along with senior Railway officials held a high level  review meeting with all General Managers(GMs)/Divisional Railway Managers (DRMs) of Zonal Railways/Production Units through Video Conferencing in Rail Bhavan  on 22.08.2019.In the opening session of the review meeting, Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways and Minister of Commerce & Industry, congratulated the Divisional  Railway Managers whose divisions have performed well on various Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Shri Goyal emphasised to GMs and DRMs to increase earning  through more freight loading and Non Fare Revenue. Shri Goyal also stressed upon the zones and divisions to further improve punctuality of trains. The agenda of the  meeting was safety performance, punctuality, capacity enhancement and other various ongoing developmental projects in Indian Railways.While reviewing the  performance of Zonal Railways during the current year so far, Chairman, Railway Board gave directions to General Managers for close monitoring of projects related to  safety in train operations. 

Vinod Kumar Yadav emphasized on elimination of Manned Level crossings and construction of Road over Bridge (RoBs)/Road Under Bridges (RuBs) at a swift pace in  each zone. Shri Yadav expressed his satisfaction on the progress of elimination of Manned Level crossings (MLC) in first four months of this financial year as compared  to corresponding period in previous year.Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav directed General Managers to enhance their efforts to further improve punctuality. He emphasized to  GMs to take initiatives to increase freight loading. Reviewing the infrastructure creation projects, Shri Yadav directed all the officers to ensure timely completion of  ongoing infrastructure projects and meet the targets in stipulated deadlines. He stressed on advance planning of the projects before their implementation so the projects  may be completed in a time bound manner. New Line Commissioning, Gauge conversion, Doubling, Electrification projects are to be expedited.Chairman, Railway Board  highlighted that all zones and divisions should complete the preparations with regard to 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi. Various initiative being  taken in this direction include elimination of single use plastic, development of track side nurseries, plantation and cleanliness of stations and trains. Shri Yadav  reiterated that sustained focus on safety, punctuality, infrastructure creation, cleanliness and hygiene of stations and trains and passengers comfort will remain the  priority areas for Indian Railways.

 

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