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Railways Manage to face the Challenge in
January 12, 2011
As a result of tremendous efforts to
ensure smooth train movements as far as possible during the
heavy fog conditions, Indian Railways has successfully run 165
trains on schedule, out of a total of 255 trains which arrived
for more than 10 hours late at their destination since 7th
January 2011 till 1200 hours today i.e. on 11th January 2011.
Using effective rake management and speedy washing/maintenance
of rakes, the standby rakes for the late running trains were
made readily available for return journey.
The Indian Railways were in a
position to reschedule 21 trains out of the remaining 90
trains with in 3 hours, remaining 17 trains were rescheduled
with in 3 to 5 hours, 18 trains with in 5 to 10 hours only and
19 trains were rescheduled after more then 10 hours. Only five
trains were cancelled during these days in the wake of worst
foggy weather situation experienced by several zonal railways,
namely Northern Railway, North Central Railway, West Central
Railway, East Central Railway and North Eastern Railway.
For the guidance of passengers, a large number of officers and
supervisory staff have been deployed at the railway stations
and Divisional Railway Managers of the concerned divisions
along with senior officers are continuously visiting the
stations and assessing the efficacy of arrangements and giving
directions for better train operation. Senior officers along
with Supervisors are travelling in engines over various
sections to ensure that all precautions are being observed for
the safety of trains and passengers.
A number of measures have been taken by Railways to cope up
fog condition. Some modifications in the automatic signaling
section (especially in NCR) is being done to ensure safer
Railways operations during foggy weather.
The training, counseling of drivers
and reiteration of precautionary measures to be taken during
fog have been completed by all the Zonal Railways. Posters
giving information regarding precautions to be taken by crew
during fog have been placed in the driver’s lobby and driver’s
duty room and in the chambers of ASM etc. so that they are
constantly reminded of instructions required to be adopted
during fog. Adequate stock of detonators is being procured by
the affected Railways and experts Gangmen are being deployed
to place detonators for best results.