Ashwani Lohani, Chairman Railway Board (CRB) visited Secunderabad on 6th December 2017. During this maiden visit of the CRB to South Central Railway, he undertook an extensive inspection of Secunderabad Railway Station and Carriage Workshop, Lallaguda before addressing a meeting of Officers at Rail Nilayam, the Zone’s Headquarters. He was accompanied by Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, South Central Railway during his day long schedule.
Commencing his visit with the inspection of Secunderabad Railway Station, Ashwani Lohani, Chairman Railway Board was all praise for the excellent standards of upkeep being maintained at the station. He undertook a check of the maintenance of platforms, the waiting rooms, toilets, retiring rooms, catering units, water dispensing facility circulating area etc. He was appreciative of the quality of services at the station. The Chairman Railway Board was shown around the Security surveillance control room at Secunderabad station and was briefed on the Hawks eye being kept on the entire station premises through the CCTV Cameras and Monitors. He was also apprised of some cases, where the CCTVs helped nab culprits.
The Chairman Railway Board, later visited the Carriage Workshop, Lallaguda and inspected all the maintenance and repair shops at the Workshop. The Chief Mechanical Engineer, Arjun Mundiya and Chief Workshop Manager, M. Vijay Kumar briefed him on the modernization plan of the Workshop, which is considered to be one of the premier Coach Maintenance facility on Indian Railways. The CRB was impressed with the quality of work here and also expressed his appreciation for the technology up gradation, ambience and the green initiatives undertaken here. Subsequent to the inspection, the CRB interacted with representatives of unions, associations and individual employees. Addressing them, he shared his nostalgic feelings since he had served here during the initial days, over 3 decades back. He called upon the workforce to dedicate themselves in performing to the highest levels, so as to take Indian Railways forward. Ashwani Lohani, paid floral tributes to Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar, on the occasion of Maha Parinirwan Divas at the workshop premises.
Later during the day, Ashwani Lohani, reviewed the performance of the Zone at a meeting held at Rail Nilayam, which was attended by all Senior Officers of the Zone, besides the Divisional Railway Manager’s of all six divisions through video conferencing. Addressing the meeting, the CRB said that SCR integrates the best work practices of the North and the South of India, owing to its own central location on the Indian Railway map. Calling upon the Railway Officials to accord utmost priority to safety, punctuality and mobility, he stated that these three aspects reflect the competence of Railways. There should be no unsafe condition on Railways, he stressed. He also wanted that the work process on Railways be simplified and a HR centric approach be adopted. Sharing his views, the Chairman Railway Board stated that the Women workforce shall be given all facilities at the workplaces. He wanted that the stake holders of Railways should be considered as partners, so as to build up a common positive approach towards taking the organization forward. He assured of all encouragement to the officers in their decision making and wanted them to work without fear. V.K.Yadav, General Manager made a power point presentation on SCR’s performance and achievements. The Divisional Railway Managers also interacted with the Chairman Railway Board.