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General Manager’s Safety Award for 10 Staff of Central Railway

The awards were given in appreciation of their alertness during duty, their contribution to averting untoward incidents and ensuring safety in train operations.

General Manager’s Safety Award for 10 Staff of Central Railway
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Anil Kumar Lahoti, General Manager, Central Railways (CR) gave away the “General Manager’s Safety Award” to 10 CR staff i.e. 2 from Mumbai Division, 3 from Bhusaval Division, 2 from Nagpur Division, 2 from Pune Division and one from Solapur 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 June 2022, in a function held at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai on July 4. The award consists of a Medal, commendation certificate, a citation of exemplary safety work and a cash award of INR 2000. 

Mumbai Division

Chandan Thakur, Constable, RPF Dadar has saved a man who was trying to catch running train no.17057 express at Dadar Railway Station. He has done excellent work by saving the life of that passenger. Thakur lives at Dadar with his wife and two sons.

Baban Kashinath Kadu, Technician-II, Igatpuri during the Rolling in the examination of the Goods train saw that there was no yoke pin supporting the plate of a CBC BOXN wagon. He immediately informed all concerned thus averting a possible mishap. Kadu lives at Igatpuri with his wife, two daughters and one son.

Pune Division

Subodh Kumar Jha, Deputy Station Manager, Shelarwadi while on duty saw fire in a wheel of the fourth coach passing Intercity Express and stopped the train showing a danger signal. The fire extinguisher was used to extinguish the fire after which the train went. Jha lives at Talegaon with his wife, one son and one daughter.

Karunakaran, Gateman, and Shelarwadi while on duty saw fire in a wheel of the fourth coach passing Intercity Express and stopped the train showing a danger signal. The fire extinguisher was used to extinguish the fire after which the train went. Karunakaran lives at Talegaon with his wife, one son and one daughter.

Bhusaval Division

Mohd. Majeed, Assistant Loco Pilot of Bhusaval Division, while passing Dongargaon station tried to control the speed. But speed was not reduced even after dropping pressure. Majeed applied the emergency brake, used RS Valve and conveyed to Guard on Walky Talky to apply brakes. The train stopped after 4 KM. Their alertness averted a possible mishap. Majeed lives at Bhusaval.

Satish Prabhakar, Track Maintainer-III, Khandwa, during his duty noticed a rail fracture at KM 565/28-30. The same was intimated to Station Manager, Khandwa. Thus, his timely action could avert a major possible accident. Prabhakar lives in Khandwa with his wife and two sons.

Om Prakash Singh, Track Maintainer-III, Badnera during his night patrolling between Takli and Badnera noticed a rail fracture. The same was intimated to Station Manager, Badnera. Thus, his timely action could avert a major possible accident. Singh lives at Badnera with his wife, one son and one daughter.

Nagpur Division

Litesh Kumar Deshmukh, Assistant Loco Pilot, Nagpur of Nagpur division, while on duty noticed smoke in the third rear coach of train no.01371 special passing on the other line. He informed the station Manager of Timtala Station. His alertness averted a possible mishap. Deshmukh lives in Nagpur with his wife and two daughters.

Arvind Kumar, Track Maintainer-I, Dahegaon of Nagpur Division, during his duty between Wardha and Dahegaon noticed a rail fracture. He immediately showed danger hand signal and stopped a goods train. He also informed all concerned and his timely action could avert a major possible accident. Kumar lives at Dahegaon with his wife, two sons and one daughter.

Solapur Division

Hari Bhau, Technician, Daund, Solapur Division, while inspecting a Goods train at Daund Yard, saw a break in one wheel of the leading trolley of a wagon. He immediately removed the wagon from service. Due to his alertness averted a possible mishap. Bhau lives at Daund with his wife and one son.

Lahoti, while addressing 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.

Alok Singh, Additional General Manager, Ashwani Saxena, Principal Chief Engineer, Ajoy Sadany, Principal Chief Security Commissioner, Mukul Jain, Principal Chief Operations Manager and other Principal Heads of Departments of CR were present on the occasion and Divisional Railway Managers of all the Divisions joined the event virtually.

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