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Central Railway’s General Manager’s Safety Award Recognizes 20 Central Railway staff

Central Railway’s General Manager’s Safety Award : 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 June ,July and August.

Mumbai, 05 September (City Times): Central Railway’s General Manager’s Safety Award : Central Railway’s General Manager, Naresh Lalwani, presented the “General Manager’s Safety Award” to 20 dedicated staff members. These staff members were selected based on their vigilance during duty, their significant contributions in preventing untoward incidents, and their commitment to ensuring safety in train operations during the months of June, July, and August 2023. The award ceremony took place at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai on September 5, 2023. Each award comprises a medal, a commendation certificate, a citation for exemplary safety work, and a cash prize of Rs. 2000.

Naresh Lalwani, General Manager, Central Railway gave “General Manager’s Safety Award” to 20 Central Railway staff i.e. 8 from Mumbai Division, 7 from Bhusaval Division, 2 from Nagpur Division and 3 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 the month of June, July aND August – 2023, in a function held at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai on 05.9.2023. The award consists of a Medal, commendation certificate, a citation of exemplary safety work and a cash award of Rs.2000/-.

Mumbai Division

Suresh Siddharth Sonavane, Track Maintainer, Titwala, Mumbai division, while on duty as stationery watchman on 27.7.2023 on the Titwala-Ambivali section on Kms 62/27 at 19.10 hrs, noticed that the metal coil tie of the metal sheet roll loaded on the BRN wagon of a passing goods train was in a dangling and unsafe state, which can be unsafe for traffic. He promptly alerted the Train Manager who stopped the train, put right the issue and the train departed safely, thus averting a possible mishap.

Naresh Gangaram Kokre, Track Maintainer, Karjat, Mumbai division, while on duty as stationery watchman on 29.6.2023 on the 106/700 to 106/800 kms section noticed “Formation Settlement” He promptly alerted the concerned authorities and the issue was put right, thus averting a possible mishap.

Shyaad Babu, Track Maintainer, MHC-TKW section, Mumbai division, while on duty on 24.6.2023 at Kms 118/0 section at 17.51 hrs  noticed boulders falling on track. He promptly alerted the Senior Section Engineer, Lonavala and the  Station Master TKW cabin and the track was protected in time, thus averting a major mishap.

Mininath Vishnu Pimple, Track Maintainer, TKW-, MHC section, Mumbai division, while on duty on 01.7.2023 at Kms 116/900 to 117/00 section noticed loose mud and boulders falling on track. He promptly alerted the Senior Section Engineer, Lonavala and the track was protected in time, thus averting a major mishap.

S V Owhal, Loco Pilot Mail/Exp, Mumbai division, while on duty on 22.6.2023 piloting Train no 12290 between Kms 110 to 109 heard an unusual sound in the Locomotive. He immediately put on the Flasher light, stopped the train, thoroughly examined the Loco, informed the TLC that the tracks were sinking at that particular spot and departed only after being assured that everything is okay, thus averting a major mishap. 

Surendra Singh, Fitter, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Mumbai division, while on duty on 03.7.2023 at LTT Coaching Depot, during routine checking of primary maintenance of Train no 12165, noticed the wheel disk in an unusual condition. The coach was marked sick and was sent for detailed examination at Parel & Matunga Workshop. The wheel was found to be cracked at four different places. His dedication and observation helped avert a major mishap.  

Parmeshwar Kumar Mishra, Fitter under Senior Section Engineer, C&W/Kalamboli, Mumbai division, while on duty on 09.7.2023 at Kalamboli Yard during special premium examination noticed the centre pivot top plate of BCN no 30018863199 in broken condition. His timely observation helped avert a possible mishap. 

Sharad Alimkar, Keyman, Diva, Mumbai division, while on duty, on 29.7.2023 during exchange of signals, noticed smoke from the coach of Train no 11030. He tried to alert with a red signal but the tyrain had moved ahead so he informed the station master of Thane station. The train was stopped and the fire was put off thus averting a major mishap. 

Bhusaval Division

Milind Bhalerao, Khalsi, Bhusaval division, while on duty, on 01.8.2023 at RCD / Bhusaval, noticed a rail fracture near platform no 4 between Pole no 443/34 and 443/1026. He immediately alerted the Senior Section Engineer and Loco Pilot of Train no 12716 which was waiting for signal clearance. The train departed only after the rail fractiure was attended to. His prompt action averted a major mishap. 

Amol Ashok, Track Maintainer, Bhusaval division, while on 00.00 to 08.00 hrs duty on 19.7.2023 at level crossing gate no 49 inspected the girder bridge at Kms 614/06-10 during heavy rains and found the water above danger level. He immediately informed his Superior and the rail traffic on the section was stopped. His prompt action averted a major mishap.

Ajay Bhagwan Nikam, Track Maintainer, Bhusaval division, while on duty on 10.7.2023 on Murtizapur-Mana section at Kms 630/3-5 and 630/4-6 during heavy rains and found water logging at Kms 630/3-5 Up track and later observed that soil from underneath the tracks at Kms 630/4-6 were washed away. He immediately stopped the arriving Train no 11121 with a red flag signal. The concerned authorities were informed and the traffic on the Up and Down side in the section were suspended. His prompt action averted a major mishap.

K N Singh, Loco Pilot Mail/Exp, Bhusaval division, while on duty on 06.8.2023 piloting Train no 12869 between Kms 274/11 to 274/15 observed a loose fish plate on the down track. He immediately stopped the train and alerted the Station Master of the next station. The problem was put right and his alertness helped avert a major mishap. 

Ashok Kumar Mishra, Loco Pilot Passenger train, Bhusaval division, while on duty on 10.7.2023 piloting Train no 11121 on the Bhusaval-Badnera section,  observed that some people were signalling for the train to stop at a signal after Murtizapur station. The train was at a speed of 100 kmph but he immediately applied emergency brakes. It was found the soil under the tracks ahead had been washed due to strong water current. The train was reversed to a safe distance and the concerned authorities were alerted. This helped avert a major mishap. 

Md. Khurshid Alam, Loco Pilot / Goods, Bhusaval division, while on duty on 13.5.2023 observed a tempo standing on the nearby Up line near Igatpuri cross over. He immediately put on his flasher light and alerted the train arriving on the Up track. The Loco Pilot of the arriving train was briefed through walkie-talkie and a major mishap was averted. 

Abhimanyu Maurya, Assistant Loco Pilot, Bhusaval division, while on duty on 10.6.2023 during an inspection of the loco under track, noticed a cracked helical spring. The concerned authorities were immediately informed and a possible mishap was averted. 

Nagpur Division

Nilesh Jivtode, Track Maintainer, Bhandak, Nagpur division, while on duty on 09.7.2023 at level crossing gate no 35 / B on the Bhandak-Majri section at 10.46 hrs and at 15.57 hrs noticed smoke from the wheels of 2 passing trains. He immediately alerted the station master of Bhandak station. The trains were stopped at majri station and found to be having brake binding. The were put right by the Train Manager and C&W staff and the train departed safely. His prompt action averted a possible mishap.

Kamlesh Kumar,Assistant Loco Pilot,  Nagpur division, while on duty on 17.7.2023 on Train no 12159 observed sparks from the EM pad of a stationery goods wagon, near Timtala station. He immediately informed Station Master, Timtala station. The wagon was detached since examination revealed a hot axle. His alertness helped avert a major mishap. 

Solapur Division

Pravin Deshmukh, Track Maintainer, Kalaburagi, Solapur division, while on patrolling duty, on 02.7.2023 at Kms 571/0-1 noticed a rail fracture. He immediately protected the track for the arriving Train no 17220 Kakinada Express. The concerned authorities were alerted and informed and the train departed safely after the rail fracture was put right. His prompt action averted a major mishap.

Smt Jayshree Haji, Sr. Technician / C&W, Daund, Solapur division, while on rolling in examination duty on 14.7.2023 observed that the CBC pin eye hole of one wagon was in broken condition. She immediately informed all concerned and the wagon was detached thus averting a possible mishap. 

Rahul Kumar Saav, Electronic Signal Maintainer, Sawalgi, Solapur division, while on duty on 12.7.2023 detected fire in the outlet of AC unit 1 & 2. He extinguished the fire with the help of the on duty Pointsman and thus averted a major mishap. 

Naresh Lalwani, 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.

Alok Singh, Additional General Manager, M S Uppal, Principal Chief Safety Officer,  Sunil Kumar, Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer, S S Gupta, Principal Chief Operations Manager, N P Singh, Principal Chief Electrical Engineer, Rajesh Arora, Principal Chief 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.

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