Shri Suneet Sharma, Chairman Railway Board & Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Railways visited Southern Railway today, 6th of November 2021. He chaired a review meeting at Southern Railway Headquarters with Shri B.G.Mallya, General Manager (In-charge), Principal Heads of Departments of Southern Railway and DRM, Chennai Division. DRMs of the other five Divisions, namely, Salem, Madurai, Tiruchchirappalli, Palakkad and Thiruvananthapuram joined the review meeting virtually.
A presentation was made to the Chairman regarding the various developments and achievements of Southern Railway in the recent past. The Chairman, in his address, lauded the efforts of Southern Railway and exhorted officers to focus on safety and employees' welfare.
Chairman & CEO also met representatives of recognised union and various associations of staff and officers
Earlier, Shri Suneet Sharma inspected the new PRS Data Centre at Chennai Moore Market Complex commissioned at a cost of Rs.14.31 Crore granted by Railway Board. During his inspection, Shri.J.Vinayan, Chief Commercial Manager (Passenger Marketing) explained the functioning of Portable Unreserved Ticketing System (P-UTS) developed by Southern Railway which will ease the issue of unreserved tickets at halt stations, remote locations, at melas and large congregations. This P-UTS system is presently under off-field trial in Southern Railway with the approval of Railway Board.
Shri Suneet Sharma also inspected PASUMAI 3.0, the Dual mode Locomotive at Dr MGR Chennai Central that was inducted into service recently. The Chairman lauded the eco-friendly, cost-effective initiative of the zone in launching PASUMAI series of locomotives.
Earlier in the morning, Shri Suneet Sharma visited the Integral Coach Factory.