Pune, 24th January 2024: Ram Karan Yadav, the General Manager of Central Railway, conducted a comprehensive inspection of the Kolhapur-Satara section of the Pune Division on January 24, 2024. The visit aimed to assess the operational efficiency and address various railway-related matters.
During the inspection at Kolhapur Railway Station, Yadav meticulously examined key facilities, including the Panel Room, Carriage Depot, Track Machine siding, and the Running Room. His scrutiny extended to specific areas crucial for smooth railway operations.
Notably, Dhananjay Mahadik, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha), engaged in discussions with Yadav at Kolhapur Railway Station. The focus of their conversation encompassed pressing issues such as the Kolhapur-Vaibhavwadi New Line. Additionally, Mahadik expressed gratitude for the conversion of ICF rake to LHB rake for the Mahalaxmi Express, highlighting the commitment to passenger safety and comfort.
The General Manager observed a speed run between Kolhapur and Jayasingpur, emphasizing the importance of efficient railway connectivity. He also inspected the Krishna River Bridge between Jayasingpur and Miraj, ensuring the structural integrity and safety of the vital railway infrastructure.
At Miraj Railway Station, Yadav’s inspection encompassed critical areas, including the TSS and TRD, RRI, the renovated Officer Rest House (ORH), and the Foot Over Bridge (FOB) at the Kolhapur end. He also visited the S&T Depot, Lobby, and ART/ARME. Additionally, the General Manager inspected the Kripamai ROB at the Miraj yard.
Moving forward, at Sangli Railway Station, Yadav assessed the Good Shed between Sangli and Nandre, Level Crossing Gate No. 129, and Curve No. 23, focusing on enhancing operational efficiency and safety measures.
The inspection continued at Bhilavdi, where the General Manager scrutinized the railway station’s solar energy system, Gang Hut, Staff Quarter, innovation facilities, Gang Unit No. 8, Turnout No. 103 B up line, and the Railway Over Bridge (ROB).
The journey between Masur and Targaon saw General Manager Yadav inspecting Level Crossing Gate No. 88, ensuring the integrity and functionality of the railway crossings.
Further assessments took place between Koregaon and Satara, where General Manager Shri Yadav inspected the SSP, LHS in lieu of Level Crossing Gate No. 70, and Curve No. 154/1, emphasizing safety measures.
Concluding the inspection at Pune, General Manager Ram Karan Yadav engaged with union representatives and the media, providing insights into the findings and future plans.
Indu Dubey, Divisional Railway Manager, Pune Division, along with Principal Heads of Department and Branch Officers from Pune Division, were present during the comprehensive inspection, demonstrating a collaborative approach to addressing railway-related challenges and improvements.