Prabhu goes personal to boost rail staff spirit

Every railway employee to receive personal birthday greetings and message from the minister

GN Bureau | August 7, 2015


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With the kind of attacks it is facing, the railway ministry needs to keep up the morale of its staff. A personal birth greeting would be one such booster.

Railway minister Suresh Prabhu has decided to send personalized birthday greetings to the employees of the beleaguered organization that has few fatal accidents in the recent past.

The employees whose mobile numbers are available would get the greetings in the form of SMS. Others will get the greetings in the form of a printout.

In the greeting the railway minister wishes the employee and says the birthday was a reminder that the best in him was yet to come. All the employees and officials of one of the biggest organisations in the world would get greetings signed by Prabhu on their birthdays.

Prabhu’s message says with faith, courage and dedication, no dream is too big. “I hope that in realising this dream, you turn the challenges into opportunities, consider your weakness as motivation and polish your strengths into your uniqueness.”

For this initiative to succeed the railways will depend on a huge data base of the railway employees that is hosted on its portal, Comptran.

Meanwhile, the death toll in the twin train derailment in Madhya Pradesh's Harda district has gone up to 29, with the recovery of one more body from the mishap site, a railway official said on Friday.

The villagers found one more body on Thursday, thus taking the toll to 29 in the twin train tragedy, West Central Railway Public Relations Officer I A Siddiqui said.

The two trains -- Varanasi-bound Kamayani Express from Mumbai and Mumbai-bound Janta Express originating from Patna -- while crossing a railway bridge struck by flash floods in Harda on August 4 before midnight had jumped off the tracks, sending 17 bogies and one engine tumbling into a swollen Machak river.

Nearly 900 meters of railway track got badly damaged in the heavy rains that lashed the region on that day leading to the base material beneath the rail line getting washed away, which was the main cause of the accident, Siddiqui said.

Divisional railway manager at Bhopal, Alok Kumar said 800 railway employees and officers were working day and night to restore the tracks. The rail traffic will resume in the section by Sunday evening, he said.

Out of the 29 deceased, 17, including 11 women, have been identified as Mathura Bai (60), Deepchand Rajak (40), Heerabai (35), Gendabai (65), Sushilabai (45), Renu Bathre (20), Sangita Bathre (17), Ansh Bathre (03), Anshi Bathre (6), Rajkumaribai (25) Soniabai (55) Jijabai (75), Vishra Meena (53), Farooq (23), Suraj Saini (25), Kanchan Devi (50) and Ramzan Shah (23).

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