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Press Release No. 55528-02-2022

 दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलवे / SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY  
प्रेस विज्ञप्ति / Press Release No. 555 Dt: 28.02.2022




·  General Manager Shri Sanjeev Kishore, DRM Mysuru Shri Rahul Agarwal and Principal Officers of SWR inspected several parameters key to safe running of Railways & upkeep of stations

·  Staff Quarters with modern amenities consisting 64 dwelling units and o­ne park constructed at the cost of Rs.12 crores inaugurated at Chikjajur and Gang Tool Room for Track Maintainers dedicated at Molakalmuru and Chitradurga

·  Speed Trial conducted successfully between Molakalmuru & Talaku (36.3 kmph) clocking a speed of 110kmph

Shri Sanjeev Kishore, General Manager, South Western Railway, conducted statutory annual inspection o­n Broad Gauge electrified Railway Line of Molakalmuru – Chikjajur section and Chikjajur - Birur Section over Mysore Division today (28.02.2021). The focus of Annual Inspection was mainly operational Safety of the Section.  He inspected major and minor stations i.e., Molakalmuru, Chitradurga, Chikjajur, and Birur and reviewed the Division’s performance.  He was accompanied by Shri Rahul Agarwal, Divisional Railway Manager, Mysore Division, Principal Heads of Departments, divisional officers and staff during the course of inspection.

   Shri S. P.S. Gupta, Principal Chief Engineer. Shri Subba Rao , Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer, Shri Hari Shankar Verma, Principal Chief Operations Manager,  Shri  Jaypal Singh, Principal Chief Electrical Engineer, Shri A.S.Rao, Principal Chief Commercial Manager, Shri P. Raja Shekhar,  Principal Chief Signal and Telecommunication Engineer, Shri Rajneesh Gupta , Principal Chief Materials Manager, Shri Alok Kumar, Principal Chief Security Officer  Shri  Alok Kumar, Principal Chief Personnel Officer and other senior officers of South Western Railway and Branch Officers of  Mysore Division were present

The team inspected Station working, Sanitation, water supply, waiting rooms, refreshment rooms, booking offices, Running Room, Route Relay Interlocking cabins, Crew lobby, at the Railway Stations and Quarters.  Traction substation at  Talaku was also inspected. The assets inspected by the team include Points & Crossings at Molakalmuru and Chikjajur Yards, Interlocked Level Crossing Gate No 45 between Talaku and Challakere Stations, Traction Sub-Station at Talaku, Curve No 13 and Bridge No 35 between Haliyuru - Chitradurga, Non-Interlocked Level Crossing Gate No 153 between Hosadurga-Ramagiri, Major Bridge No. 107, Station Master's Panel Room at Chikjajur and Birur Stations.

A speed trial was conducted between Molakalmuru and Talaku station clocking a speed of 110 kmph

During the course of inspection, GM Shri Sanjeev Kishore dedicated the newly constructed 64 units Railway Staff apartments at Chikjajur Railway station equipped with all modern-day facilities He reiterated ensuring the wellbeing of staff. In addition to it, Electronic In motion Weigh Bridge with high accuracy and stability was inaugurated and commissioned at Chitradurga. A tree plantation drive along with PHODs was also organized at Molakalmuru.

Considering the importance of Track maintainers in ensuring safe running of trains and hardship being faced by them GM inaugurated the Gang tool room at Molakalmuru and Chitradurga stations later he interacted with them and assured all necessary assistance towards duty and in safe running of trains

Later, the General Manager inspected Major Bridge No.107 between Chikjajur and Birur station and instructed officials to ensure the maintenance of critical assets of Railways like bridges are done as per standard protocol.  The commitment for zero accidents is underlined by checking all safety related assets.

Shri Sanjeev Kishore also interacted with representatives of elected members, local residents and also representatives of various organization and discussed various items related to stoppage of express trains at Challakere and Talaku stations and also requested to provide a through foot over bridge connecting the adjacent localities at Molakalmuru and Talaku stations. It was informed to public that Railways will look into this and all request will be addressed suitably.

During the course of inspection, the General Manager also declared cash awards to outstanding employees.

                                                       Chief Public Relations Officer          
                                            South Western Railway, Hubballi 

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