Railway Board chairman, Ashwani Lohani, on Tuesday called upon the railway employees across the country to ensure the highest level of safety in train operations. He also urged them to instil a renewed sense of confidence in railway passengers.
He said that emphasis should remain on the safety of the passengers.
In a letter sent to all railway employees, Lohani stressed the need to bring about an all-round improvement in the working of the railways so that they are able to meet the hopes, expectations and aspirations of the people.
He added that the sincerity, dedication and professional capability of the railway employees, both officers and staff is unparalleled. Lohani stated that it is the men on the field who, regardless of their personal inconveniences and hardships, ensure that the wheels of the nation keep moving surely and safely. This is what makes the Indian Railways the most visible symbol of dynamic delivery in our country.
Lohani also pointed out that there is a need to deal with the evils of corruption, sexual harassment at work places and alcohol abuse while on duty. These are social evils and need to be dealt firmly, he added.
He also talked about cleanliness at railway stations, trains, operation ratio, welfare of the railwaymen, avoiding frills in the functions.