Minister of State of Railways, Suresh Angadi inaugurated the two day Seminar in the presence of Vishwesh Chaube, Member Engineering/Railway Board and Ajay Kumar Singh, General Manager/South Western Railway and host of dignitaries from India and abroad on 28th Feb 2020. Speaking on the occasion Angadi informed that to provide quicker connectivity in India the pace of doubling of railway track was to be increased. To achieve this, Rail Plan 2030, for Indian Railways with huge investment in infrastructure projects is planned to be released later this year. He also spoke on the state of RUBs during monsoons which needed to be addressed.
About 600 Engineers working in this field shared their experiences and held deliberations with the delegates who attended the seminar. Optimising and improving output of track machines during traffic blocks and Accelerated construction of Doubling Projects were the topics deliberated during the 2 day seminar.
MoSR also inaugurated a technical exhibition and dedicated books meant for helping field engineers during inspection and maintenance work. The trade and Industries has exhibited their item in the exhibition which was visited by the Guests and delegates.
Chairman Railway Board, Vinod Kumar Yadav, addressed the gathering on 29th Feb 2020 and high lightened the vision of Railways to move further and improve the services and delivery. Speaking on the occasion Yadav reiterated the decision of the Ministry of Railways to prioritise important infrastructure works and ensure their early completion rather than investing resources in many works. To achieve the Rail Plan of Ministry of Railway, works were to be completed within the timeframe and targets achieved.
Ajay Kumar Singh, during his address said that Engineering Department was the backbone of the Railways and maintenance of Railway tracks was the most important feature for safe running of trains. GM/SWR also said that measures should be taken for improving the working condition of trackmen and better career promotion opportunities is provided for them.
Vijay Agarwal, Principal Chief Engineer and other Senior Engineering Officers from Construction and Open line of SWR were present. Delegates and representatives from various Zonal Railways, other organizations and firms were also present.