Indian Railways to be one of the best in the world? See What Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has said
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has asked Indian Railways officials to work as a team to achieve ambitious targets set by the Railway Board and to turn the national transporter into one of the best railways in the world.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has asked Indian Railways officials to work as a team to achieve ambitious targets set by the Railway Board and to turn the national transporter into one of the best railways in the world. On Tuesday, Goyal chaired a high-level meeting with senior railway officials through video conferencing at the Rail Bhawan. The meeting was attended by Minister of State for Railways Suresh C Angadi, Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav, along with senior railway officials and all General Managers of Zonal Railways and Production Units and Divisional Railway Managers (DRMs).
Goyal called upon the Zonal Railway officials to work as a team to achieve "ambitious targets" set by the Railway Board. The Railway Minister indicated that a lot is required to be achieved which needs active participation of all. He emphasised on collective effort and said it will help to have a collective vision for the Railways, a vision which would be all inclusive with collective wisdom and collective will. He exhorted all officials to perform with full dynamism to transform Indian Railways into one of the best in the world.
Meanwhile, Angadi asked the officials to make sure that Indian Railways reaches out to the poorest of the poor so that they may also travel by rail. Angadi insisted that safety, cleanliness and hygiene in the Railways should continue to be key focus areas. After assuming charge as the MoS for railways, Angadi made a surprise visit to Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station and spoke to passengers to take direct feedback from those travelling in the general class.
During the meeting, Angadi also asked railway officials to travel in all classes, including the general class coaches, and take passenger feedback with an aim to improve cleanliness, hygiene and other services.
"Most of the trains have vestibules, so travel in all classes, including the general class. See if the toilets and coaches are clean. Speak with the passengers, get feedback. Submit reports so that corrective measures can be taken. Safety, cleanliness and hygiene in railways should continue to be key focus areas," the MoS told them.
His suggestion follows Chairman Railway Board Vinod Kumar Yadav's instructions to officials Monday to travel by trains on official trips.
"Travelling by train is an opportunity to gain first-hand insight on the actual conditions in respect to our services. This alone can provide us 'moments of truth' with our passengers and customers and equip us with invaluable knowledge to continuously innovate and improve our services," Yadav had said in the letter dated June 13.
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