Vikash Sharma

With rise in passenger turnout, the Indian Railways has decided to conduct a month long mega safety drive from October 28, 2022.

As per official sources, clear instructions have been issued by the Railway Board to conduct regular patrolling of all tracks and monitoring on day to day basis.

Apart from this, surprise checks at stations will also be conducted to ensure that the existing operational practices are being duly followed and no safety system is being bypassed. All gate, station and other operating staff shall be encouraged to be vigilant, as per a PIB report.

“The month long drive will be conducted to remove any gaps in maintenance of fixed assets, locomotives and rolling stock and strengthening safety on Indian Railways,” the release added.

During the drive, it will be ensured that extant procedures are being conformed and monitoring of human factors shall be done.

Other Details

The Railway Board has directed all Zonal Railways to ensure that officers in Headquarters and Divisions carry out thorough inspection and ensure correction of deficiencies found during inspections within the drive.

Atleast one Headquarter officer must be on inspection on each day during the drive in each Division. Each major section of each division must be under Night Foot Plate Inspection by an Officer.

All sections of Divisions are to be inspected by DRMs/ADRMs. General health of fixed assets is to be examined.