Southern Railway gets Silver in SKOCH Awards for excellence in response to Covid-19

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Southern Railway has won SILVER in the prestigious SKOCH Awards under the category of Excellence in Response to Covid-19. Participation for the SKOCH award was initiated by the Commercial branch of Southern Railway. 

  • For participation in the SKOCH Award competition, exhaustive documentation was filed by Southern Railway detailing various activities undertaken in response to Covid-19. 

  • A presentation was also made elaborating Southern Railway’s well-devised strategies and multifarious efforts during Covid-19 involved in:
    • Running of 507 Shramik specials
    • Freight services 
    • Timetabled parcel services for transportation of essential commodities 
    • Special trains to important destinations 
    • Refurbishing couches into isolation facilities 
    • In-house making of PPEs 
    • Hand sanitizers 
    • masks and various innovative prototypes. 
  • The valiant fight put up by the Medical branch of Southern Railway in saving precious lives affected by Covid-19 was also enlisted as part of the documentation.
  • It is noteworthy that Southern Railway’s Rail Dandora App also entered the finals and bagged the 4th place in SKOCH awards under the category of Excellence of Governance. 
  • Recently, RailMadad, the grievance redressal portal of Indian Railways had won GOLD in SKOCH award under the category of Excellence in Governance.
  • SKOCH award was instituted in the year 2003 that honour people, institutions, projects that go the extra mile to make India a better nation. 
  • SKOCH award involves rigorous process that takes into account documentation submitted, Presentation made, and a transparent voting process at multiple levels.

Source: Southern Railway-Press Release | Image Credit (representational): MoR

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