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419//2020-2119-01-2021
Chennai
Excellence in Response to COVID-19: Southern Railway bags Silver in SKOCH Awards


Southern Railway has won SILVER in the prestigious SKOCH Awards under the category of Excellence in Response to COVID-19.

Participation for the SKOCH award was initiated by the Commercial branch of Southern Railway. For participation in the SKOCH Award competition, exhaustive documentation was filed by Southern Railway detailing various activities undertaken in response to COVID-19. A presentation was also made elaborating Southern Railway’s well-devised strategies and multifarious efforts during COVID-19 involved in running of 507 Shramik specials, freight services and timetabled parcel services for transportation of essential commodities, Special trains to important destinations, refurbishing coaches into isolation facilities, in-house making of PPEs, hand sanitizers, masks and various innovative prototypes. The valiant fight put up by the Medical branch of Southern Railway in saving precious lives affected by COVID-19 was also enlisted as part of the documentation.

It is noteworthy that Southern Railway’s Rail Dandora App also entered the finals and bagged the 4th place in SKOCH awards under the category of Excellence of Governance. Recently, RailMadad, the grievance redressal portal of Indian Railways had won GOLD in SKOCH award under the category of Excellence in Governance.

SKOCH award was instituted in the year 2003 that honour people, institutions, projects that go the extra mile to make India a better nation. SKOCH award involves rigorous process that takes into account documentation submitted, Presentation made, and a transparent voting process at multiple levels.


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With regards

Public Relations Wing, Thiruvananthapuram Division, Southern Railway Mobile: 97467-69006


(B.Guganesan)
Chief Public Relations Officer




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