Shri Alok Kansal, GM, Western Railway conducts inspection of ongoing works in Ratlam Division

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During the three-day visit to Ratlam Division, Shri Alok Kansal – General Manager of Western Railway (WR) conducted inspection of Chittaurgarh, Mandsaur and Badnagar stations and inaugurated various passenger and staff amenities. He also conducted window trailing inspection o­n the Nimbahera-Badnagar section and took stock of the electrification & doubling projects. 

  • WR GM also held discussions with local representatives and social organizations at Chittorgarh, Mandsaur, Barayala Chaurasi, Badnagar stations of Ratlam Division and instructed to take appropriate action o­n their demands.
  • According to a press release issued by Shri Sumit Thakur – Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway, Shri Kansal has been closely monitoring and inspecting the o­ngoing works related to passenger amenities, staff facilities, safety/security work, infrastructural work, electrification work & other development works.
  • Intricate details and information regarding these works are being constantly provided to GM. 
  • Continuing in this series, GM Shri Kansal conducted an intensive inspection of Chittaurgarh-Badnagar section recently. 
  • During this, WR GM conducted a thorough inspection at Chittaurgarh station. 
  • Drinking water at the station was examined for residual chlorine and TDS checking, which was found to be as per the standard which ensures that passengers get o­nly clean drinking water. 
  • WR GM advised to speed up the construction work of the foot over bridge (FOB) and the lift at the station. 
  • Shri Kansal also enquired about the waiting period at PRS counters. 
  • A newly constructed fully air conditioned Running Room and Rest Room for female crew was inaugurated by GM.
  • Shri Kansal also met with representatives of cement producers/logistics to discuss the measures to increase the loading of cement & goods from Chittaurgarh and directed ways to redress the problems.
  • Shri Thakur further informed that WR GM inspected the doubling work of Chittaurgarh-Nimbahera section and directed to expedite the work being done from Nimbahera to Nimach. 

Other Initiatives:

  • He also inspected the Nimbahera-Badnagar section through window trailing and checked the vigilance of the employees at the speed and level crossing gates. 
  • Shri Kansal also inaugurated the newly constructed staff quarters and ‘Bal Udyan’ for children at Barayala Chaurasi station. 
  • GM announced cash prizes for Engineering and Electrical Depts. for their good works. 
  • During the inspection at Mandsaur station, Shri Kansal praised the beautification work done at the station. 
  • GM inaugurated the newly constructed video conference room ‘Vimarsh’ at the Divisional Office, Ratlam.
  • He took stock of the o­ngoing developmental works of the division and gathered information to complete the works in stipulated time. 
  • In the meeting, GM mentioned that at present Western Railway is operating trains at 130 kmph in different sections and efforts are being made to increase the speed to 160 kmplh. 
  • WR GM desired that this should be implemented o­n the Godhra-Nagda section of Ratlam Division as well and work related to track maintenance and safety should be expedited. 
  • Shri Kansal directed that seminars o­n safe and secure working systems should be organised from time to time to prevent any mishaps. 
  • This will create awareness among employees and will help in preventing potential accidents. 
  • Shri Kansal announced the cash prize for the Construction Dept. for constructing the conference room in a short span of time. 
  • During his visit to Ratlam Division, Divisional Railway Manager of Ratlam Division along with other senior railway officers were also present.

Source: Western Railway-Press Release

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