Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Apr 17:
To commemorate the advent of the first train in Indian soil in April 1853 between Bombay & Thane, East Coast Railway (ECoR) observed the 60th Railway Week in the Odisha capital this evening.
Rajiv Vishnoi, General Manager, ECoR and Mrs Shalini Vishnoi, President, East Coast Railway Women’s Welfare Organisation (ECoRWWO) graced the occasion as chief guest and guest of honour respectively.
Addressing Railway men and their family members, Vishnoi complimented the Railway men for the determined and devotion of their duties in a progressive attitude for a valuable contribution in achieving the highest loading Zone in Indian Railways and for getting the Traffic Transportation Shield from the Railway minister recently.
Vishnoi said ECoR has again added another glorious chapter in its history by achieving highest ever record revenue loading of 161.90 MT against 149.50 MT during 2013-14 which is 8.30% more than during 2013-14 fiscal. This spectacular achievement has been made even after facing various challenges faced by traffic transportation sector in the country and Indian Railways in particular. Similarly, ECoR has carried 89.84 million passenger in 2014-15 financial year against 88.83 million passenger carried in 2013-14 fiscal, he added.
This apart, ECoR has also bagged the Personnel Management Shield for the remarkable performance and collective achievement with motivation. The General Manager also asked the Railway men to continue their efforts to make ECoR as the best zone in Indian Railways.
Merit awards and Shields were handed over to various officers and staff for outstanding performance. Khurda Road Division has received the Overall Efficiency Shield for performance in different fields.
Sanjay Kumar Mohanty, Senior Deputy General Manager welcomed the guests and spoke on the importance of Railway Week celebrations while Sushant Kumar Purohit, Deputy General Manager offered vote of thanks.