Members of the ZRUCC (Zonal Railway Users Consultative Committee) of Northeast Frontier Railway during their 94th meeting at the Nambari officer’s club, Maligaon, Guwahati on January 21. (Photo Courtesy: CPRO NFR)
Guwahati, January 21(MExN): The 94th meeting of the ZRUCC (Zonal Railway Users Consultative Committee) of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) was held today at the Nambari officer’s club, Maligaon, Guwahati.
“The main objective of the meeting was to have direct interaction with representatives from various sections of the society and railway users for further improvement in all sectors of railway related services,” informed a press release from NFR’s Chief Public Relations Officer Subhanan Chanda.
The committee comprises MPs, MLAs from various North-eastern states, high officials from the Transport department of various states, various passenger associations, Merchants associations, Chambers of commerce bodies from various NE States and special interest groups etc, it said.
Welcoming the members, NFR General Manager, Sanjive Roy asked them to put forward their valuable suggestion on each and every field of railway related services, it added.
While assuring that their valuable suggestions will be given due importance by the railway authorities, he also highlighted various steps already taken to improve services in the region and various major projects undertaken for rail infrastructure development in the region, the release said.
Roy, it added, also informed the members that at present 253 no of works related to development of Passenger Amenities are going on with estimated cost Rs. 1319.39 Cr.
Important stations are being provided with provisions like Escalators, Lifts, WiFi, Digital Museums etc and 100% LED fittings and Divyang Toilet facility are provided at all nominated stations of NFR, he said.
To improve cleanliness, 371 stations are presently being cleaned by mechanized cleaning procedure and overall improvement has already resulted into 22 stations of NFR already getting ISO 140001: 2015 Certification, he added.
The General Manager also informed that during current financial year 5 new trains were introduced; 23 special trains were run and 10 trains with ICF coaches were replaced with modern LHB coaches.
Doubling work beyond Guwahati is going on for capacity enhancement and once this project is completed, introduction of more services may be possible, he added.
According to the release, all the members of the committee had very “fruitful interactive session” with the high railway officials and the latter “listened to and noted down all the suggestions and demands put forward by the members.”
Various queries from the members on different fields were also answered, it said.
The Indian Railway has formed the committees such as DRUCC (Divisional Railway Users Consultative Committee) and ZRUCC which meet regularly for deliberations and exchange of views on various issues pertaining to passenger amenities, cleanliness, catering, punctuality etc.