Maligaon, July 1 (MExN): The second quarterly issue of Darpan, the safety bulletin of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) was released on July 1.
Unlike earlier occasions, only a digital version of the bulletin was released this time in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, NFR CPRO Subhanan Chanda said in a press release.
Presently, digital version is being circulated amongst employees. However, once the situation normalizes, printed version will also be distributed to specific employees, the release added.
The quarterly safety bulletin which consists of about 40 multicolour pages is an endeavour of the Safety Organization of NFR to keep the on-duty field staff of various departments aware of various new guidelines, instructions and modifications concerning the safe movement of trains.
New circulars and instructions issued by the Railway Board or Zonal railway HQ are incorporated in the bulletin with explanations for information. With the help of such latest instructions, field staff are in a much better position to ensure safe train movement, the release said.
Meanwhile, the NFR informed that the Safety Organization of NFR is leaving no stone unturned to ensure safety. Surprise night inspections are also being undertaken in various locations even during the lock-down period to check alertness. This has become necessary as despite the pandemic situation NFR is running freight, parcel and passenger special trains on a 24 x 7 basis, the release added.