Two Staff From Pune Division Among 10 Staff of Central Railway Who Got General Manager’s Safety Award

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Sumit Singh

Pune, 7th June 2022: Anil Kumar Lahoti, General Manager, Central Railway gave away “General Manager’s Safety Award” to ten Central Railway staff i.e. three from Mumbai Division, two each from Bhusaval, Pune and Solapur Division and one from Nagpur Division.

The awards were given in appreciation of their alertness during duty, their contribution in averting untoward incidents and ensuring safety in train operations during the month of May 2022, in a function held at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai on 7.6.2022. The award consists of a Medal, commendation certificate, a citation of exemplary safety work and a cash award of Rs.2000.

Abhay Goswamy, Loco Pilot (Shunter) and Abhishek Kumar, Assistant Loco Pilot from Kurla on Mumbai Division, while on duty of loco shunting heard some unusual sound, immediately stopped the loco. On thorough examining it was noticed that a broken water pipe was on track. It was immediately removed and thus averted a possible mishap.

Satish Kumar, Assistant Loco Pilot, CSMT, Mumbai Division while on duty on train No. 11059, one passenger pulled the alarm chain and the train stopped. But the coach in which the alarm chain was pulled was stopped on the Kalu river bridge. There was a crowd in the train and it was difficult to climb. Even then he took the risk, got down and put right the alarm chain. Due to his timely action, unwanted delays to the train were avoided.

P.P. Patharkar, Station Manager, Varangaon, Bhusaval Division, while on duty of exchanging signal with goods train noticed that a 10×4 feet of iron plate hanging outside the door of 10th wagon. He immediately stopped the train by showing danger hand signal and the said plate was removed with help of keyman and other staff after which the train left. Due to his timely action a possible mishap averted.

Mohammad Wasim, Track Maintainer, Pachora, Bhusaval Division, on 19.3.2022 while travelling on duty on 11120 Up Express noticed pole nos. 400/11 & 401/5 in slanting position. Immediately he informed the same to all concerned. His alertness and devotion to duty averted a possible mishap.

Mohammad Raja Aalam, Track Maintainer, Nagari, Nagpur division while on duty of gateman, noticed a hot axle in one wagon of goods train and immediately stopped the train with red signal. The Assistant loco pilot and guard confirmed that it was hot axle. The same was intimated to Station Manager, Nagari. The wagon was removed at station. Thus, his timely action could avert a major possible accident.

Rajeev Prakash, Loco Pilot, Pune, Pune division, while on duty noticed that near Hadapsar station seemed like starter signal was given. But after getting closer it was found that it was looking like glowing due to sun rays. His alertness averted a possible mishap.

K Sunil, Loco Pilot (Passenger), Miraj, Pune Division, while on duty of piloting train No. 11426 noticed rail fracture near gate No.126 between Miraj-Sangli section. After ensuring that train can be passed slowly, without clearing the section the matter was brought to the notice of station master of next station. His extreme alertness and vigilance averted a possible mishap.

Rajendra Mahato, Keyman, Parewadi, Solapur Division, while on duty observed that EM (elastomeric) pads are missing in second, third and sixth wagon of goods train halting on the station. Immediately he intimated the same to all concerned. After attending the same the train departed. Due to his alertness averted a possible mishap.

Shivapujan Kumar, C&W Assistant, Solapur, Solapur Division while on night duty at Solapur station noticed a rail fracture on platform no. 1. Immediately intimated to all concerned so that it was attended immediately. Due to his alertness a possible mishap was averted.

Anil Kumar Lahoti, while addressing on the occasion said that the awardees have done a commendable job and such 24 x 7 alertness shown by the railway staff for safer working will motivate others and sincerely work towards the safety of passengers.

B.K. Dadabhoy, Additional General Manager, Alok Singh, Principal Chief Safety Officer, Mukul Jain, Principal Chief Operations Manager, Ashwani Saxena, Principal Chief Engineer, Gopal Chandra, Principal Chief Electrical Engineer,  A. K. Gupta, Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer, A.K. Shrivastav, Principal Chief Signal and Telecommunications Engineer and other Principal Heads of Departments of Central Railway were present on the occasion and Divisional Railway Managers of all the Divisions joined the event virtually.