Shri John Thomas, General Manager, Southern Railway conducted annual inspection between Madurai – Tiruchchirappalli Section of Madurai Division covering important major and minor stations today, 13th November, 2021. This is part of his annual exercise to review the Division’s performance. Shri P. Ananth, Divisional Railway Manager of Madurai Division, Principal Heads of Departments, other officers and staff accompanied the General Manager.
During his inspection of Madurai Junction, General Manager inspected Modern signaling arrangements at the Route Relay Interlocking (RRI) Cabin, Foot Over Bridge and various passenger amenities at the station. He also viewed the plans for Remodeling of Madurai Railway Station Building.
At Sholavandan Station, General Manager inspected the station facilities and Level Crossing Gate No.313 near the station. He also inspected the Route Relay Interlocking System at Sholavandan and Points and Crossings at Samayanalur Railway Station.
At Dindigul Railway Station, through Video Conferencing, Shri John Thomas inaugurated the Multipurpose Employee Training Center at Tirupankundram. He inspected Dindigul North Railway Colony and interacted with the residents. He also opened the renovated Kalyana Mandapam and visited the Running Room and Newly constructed parking lot and also inspected the Marudaiyar Rail Bridge in Vada Madurai – Ayyalur Section. He commissioned Testing Facility for Electronic Interlocking known as EI FAT MEDHA SETUP. Later, he released various in house publications for the benefit of running staff such as ‘Case study Analysis of Track Circuit’ booklet, Train Guard Manual, Fire Prevention Brochure, Train Safety Banners and Disaster Management Guide. He also visited the Health Unit at Dindigul and interacted with the Doctors, Nurses and Paramedical Staff. Appreciating their humanitarian service during the Covid First and Second Waves, General Manager presented awards and merit certifications to outstanding healthcare professionals.
The General Manager also inspected Gang No.9 at Vaiyampatti and interacted with the Gangmen.
During the course of inspection, General Manager met the representatives of various passenger associations, Trade Unions and Employees Association etc. The officers and employees who performed remarkable work were honored with awards and merit certificates on the spot. He interacted with Press and Media at Madurai Jn and detailed about the developments taking place in Madurai Division and the progress of various projects in the region.
Later, General Manager also conducted a Speed Trial between Vaiyampatti and Tiruchchirappalli Station during the course of the Inspection.