Southern Railway GM inspects various development works | So Good News
Southern Railway General Manager RN Singh conducted a comprehensive inspection of the Kanyakumari-Thiruvananthapuram track doubling works as well as various stations under the Thiruvananthapuram division to review the reconstruction plans on Friday.
The top official conducted a ‘window inspection’ from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram Central stations where he reviewed the ongoing works and facilities like station platforms, photo overbridges, lifts and escalators coming up at the railway stations as part of the track doubling initiative, according to an official release here.
Mr. Singh then visited Nemom railway station where he interacted with representatives of resident associations of Nemom who submitted a representation seeking action to expedite the Nemom terminal project. They promised wholehearted support for the land acquisition required to realize the project.
He also inspected Kollam, Ernakulam Junction and Ernakulam Town stations where he reviewed the proposed station redevelopment plans and suggested improvements. He took stock of various capacity additions and signaling works during a window inspection from Thiruvananthapuram to Ernakulam.
As part of his visit, Mr. Singh interacted with Divisional Officers in Thiruvananthapuram, including Paul Enoch Edwin, Chief Project Manager of the newly formed Gati Shakti Unit at Thiruvananthapuram Division. The unit will closely monitor progress in all infrastructure projects in the division with an emphasis on intermodal connectivity.
In his speech, Singh emphasized the importance of safety, punctuality and cleanliness in railway operations. He also launched a WhatsApp-based grievance system for employees and inaugurated a renovated badminton court at the Vanchinad Railway Officers’ Club.
He was accompanied by RP Jingar, Chief Administrative Officer (Construction), Ernakulam; R. Mukund, Divisional Railway Manager, Thiruvananthapuram Division and Senior Divisional Officials.
Earlier, Mr. Singh inspected the Kanyakumari railway station where he was briefed about the several capacity enhancement works being expedited by the division. The construction authorities informed him that the redevelopment project at Kanyakumari station, for which the tender was closed on November 23, will be completed in 18 months.