64th ANNUAL RAILWAY NATIONAL WEEK AWARDS HELD AT MUMBAI
Western Railway wins 4 prestigious shields
Western Railway has once again earned four prestigious shields for its meritorious work at Jamshedji Bhabha Theatre – NCPA at Mumbai during the celebrations of the 64th Annual National Railway Week. Western Railway again proves its mettle in its excellence and efficiency in work. It won shields in excellence in Environment & Cleanliness category, excellence in Sales Management, excellence in Civil Engineering and excellence in Level Crossing and Road Over/Under Bridge Safety Works.
According to a press release issued by WR CPRO Ravinder Bhakar, Western Railway won the Environment and Cleanliness and Sales Management shields solely, while the Civil Engineering shield was shared jointly with Northern and South Central Railway. The Level Crossing and Road Over/Under Bridge Safety Works shield was shared with Northern Railway. All the four shields were received by A.K. Gupta – General Manager of Western Railway along with R.K. Meena – Principal Chief Engineer, Ashesh Agrawal – Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer and J.P. Pandey – Principal Chief Materials Manager of Western Railway.
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The Environment and Cleanliness Shield has been awarded due to Western Railway’s untiring efforts in Waste Management initiatives, Water and Energy Management Initiatives, Train and Station cleanliness initiatives and others. The Sales Management Shield has been possible due to Western Railway’s efforts in the disposal of 87,500 MT of scrap which is the highest ever in a year by any Zonal Railway. The Level Crossing and Road Over/ Under Bridge Safety Works Shield has been awarded to W. Rly for the various efforts taken in the elimination of Unmanned Level Crossings, insertion of Limited Height Subways (LHS), elimination of Manned Level Crossings and others.
In addition to V.K. Yadav – Chairman of Railway Board, Members of the Railway Board, Secretary to Railway Board, General Managers of all zonal railways and production units, other officers and employees of Indian Railways, individual winners from zonal railways and production units and their families were also present at the grand ceremony.
On this occasion, 133 individual awards were presented with commendation medals, cheques and certificates to winners from different zonal railways and production units of Indian Railways, and 20 shields were given to officers representing their respective areas and production units for their outstanding performance. Prizes for the winners of four Zonal Competitions and for ‘Overall Efficiency’ the reputed ‘Govind Vallabh Pant Shield’ were also included.
Continuing with the celebrations an exhibition was organised at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Heritage Hall to showcase the ‘New Initiatives’ and state-of-the-art techniques and achievements. Western Railway, Central Railway, South Central Railway, Southern Railway, South Western Railway, DFCCIL, Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Ltd., Integral Coach Factory, Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation Ltd., National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd., Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd., Railway Protection Force, Central Organisation for Railway Electrification (CORE) and National Academy of Indian Railways displayed their stalls at the exhibition.
Bhakar informed that seven officers of Western Railway have also got the distinction to receive the prestigious national awards at the National Railway Week ceremony. The names includes G. Mohanan Nair – Deputy General Manager (Law) of Churchgate, Ravi Ranjan Kumar – Senior Divisional Finance Manager of Ratlam, Rituraj Misra – Senior Divisional Personnel Officer of Mumbai Central, Brejesh D. Maurea – Assistant Commercial Manager of Churchgate, Govind Kumar Sharma – Assistant Divisional Engineer/Bridge of Ratlam, Harikesh Meena – Senior Divisional Electrical Engineer of Vadodara and Kameshwar Paswan – Deputy Chief Material Manager of Churchgate.