Summer Preps: Railways To Repair Damaged Tracks For People’s Safety | Patna News


PATNA: With the mercury soaring high, the East Central Railway (ECR) has stepped up summer safety measures in its all five divisions (Danapur, Sonepur, Samastipur, Pt Deen Dayal Upadhaya and Dhanbad). Railway action teams have been put on alert to carry out track maintenance work round the clock and repair faults or damages in tracks on priority, to ensure a foolproof safety to passengers during their journey.
“The movement of passenger trains are badly affected in excessive summer heat due to track buckling that often results in catastrophic derailments. Therefore, railways safety staff are keeping a close tab on the fitness of tracks, condition of overhead electric (OHE) wires and signalling system in each division,” said Birendra Kumar, chief public relations officer (CPRO) of ECR. He said the railways is also keeping a close watch on fire safety measures at important stations in the ECR.
The CPRO said the railways had already launched summer safety measures in April. “Since then it has been holding a follow up review meeting every Tuesday at its headquarters in Hajipur, to take stock of safety measures being implemented in all divisions as per the guidelines,” he said.
According to Danapur railway officials, at a time when railways has increased speed limit of mail and express trains up to 130 km per hour on the Jhajha- Patna – Buxar-Pt Deen Dayal Upadhaya Junction section of Danapur division, railways takes summer safety review meeting seriously.
Besides, railways is working on increasing speed limit of trains from 130 km per hour to 160 km per hour on the Dhanbad- Gaya – Sasaram- Pt Deen Dayal Upadhaya Junction Grand Chord (GC) route. “Thus railways has focused more on summer safety measures on these two routes on which traffic flow is high every day. Rrailways is also gearing up to run semi-high speed passenger trains soon on these routes,” he added.
Meanwhile, railways launched ‘PM- Mission Karamayogi Yojna’ in Sonepur division on Friday.
It is aimed at training about 900 frontline railway staff about the need to adopt good gesture and behaviour towards passengers.





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