New Delhi, Dec 4: Chairman Railway Board Ashwani Lohani on Monday night inspected the track well beyond midnight between Narela and Badli railway stations, for about 5 km and experienced first-hand the working conditions of patrolmen.
Mr Lohani undertook a unique initiative by accompanying the night patrolman on duty to take a first-hand stock of the challenges faced by the track patrolmen and to boost their morale, by accompanying them.
Being a 24x7 operational organisation, the railwaymen work round-the-clock to ensure safe train operations during all weather conditions and face enormous challenge during foggy weather conditions in winter months, when tracks are foot-patrolled to detect rail fractures and other defects, an official statement said on Tuesday.
He interacted with patrolmen & supervisors and examined their safety equipment, protective clothing, boots, winter jackets, LED torch.
The Chairman Railway Board was accompanied by Divisional Railway Manager R N Singh who briefed him regarding various measures being taken to mitigate the impact of fog on trains operations for maintaining punctuality and safety, such as intensive Inspections during night, round-the-clock monitoring of equipment failures, if any, for ensuring quick restoration, increasing alertness level amongst the staff -- drivers, guards, station masters, cabin men and train maintenance teams, installation of “Fog Safe Devices” in the Engines. (UNI)