SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY
Press Release No. 430 Dt. 01.03.2020
SHRI SURESH ANGADI, HON’BLE MOSR INAUGURATES
TECHNICAL SEMINAR BY THE INSTITUTE OF
PERMANENT WAY ENGINEERS AT GOA
A two-day seminar was organized by the Institution of Permanent Way Engineers (India), under the auspices of Ministry of Railways at Goa on 28th and 29thFeb 2020. Against the backdrop of Indian Railways infrastructure expansion and up-gradation, the symposium explored ideas for optimising and improving output of track machines and accelerating track doubling projects. Delegates from all over India and overseas belonging to the Permanent Way fraternity participated. The Institution has been playing a vital role in disseminating knowledge of permanent way, bridges and other structures amongst various Railwaymen for the past more than 50 years.
Hon’ble Minister of State of Railways, Shri Suresh Angadi inaugurated the two-day Seminar in the presence of Shri Vishwesh Chaube, Member Engineering/Railway Board and Shri Ajay Kumar Singh, General Manager/South Western Railway and host of dignitaries from India and abroad on 28th Feb 2020. Speaking on the occasion Shri Angadi informed that to provide quicker connectivity in India the pace of doubling of railway track was to be increased. To achieve this, Rail Plan 2030, for Indian Railways with huge investment in infrastructure projects is planned to be released later this year. He also spoke on the state of RUBs during monsoons which needed to be addressed.
About 600 Engineers working in this field shared their experiences and held deliberations with the delegates who attended the seminar. Optimising and improving output of track machines during traffic blocks and Accelerated construction of Doubling Projects were the topics deliberated during the 2-day seminar.
Hon’ble MoSR also inaugurated a technical exhibition and dedicated books meant for helping field engineers during inspection and maintenance work. The trade and Industries has exhibited their item in the exhibition which was visited by the Guests and delegates.
Chairman Railway Board, Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav, addressed the gathering on 29thFeb 2020 and high lightened the vision of Railways to move further and improve the services and delivery. Speaking on the occasion Shri Yadav reiterated the decision of the Ministry of Railways to prioritise important infrastructure works and ensure their early completion rather than investing resources in many works. To achieve the Rail Plan of Ministry of Railway, works were to be completed within the timeframe and targets achieved.
Shri Ajay Kumar Singh, during his address said that Engineering Department was the backbone of the Railways and maintenance of Railway tracks was the most important feature for safe running of trains. GM/SWR also said that measures should be taken for improving the working condition of trackmen and better career promotion opportunities is provided for them.
Shri Vijay Agarwal, Principal Chief Engineer and other Senior Engineering Officers from Construction and Open line of SWR were present. Delegates and representatives from various Zonal Railways, other organizations and firms were also present.
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