Railways have directed senior officials to monitor train operations and ensure they run on time failing which action will be taken against the officials.
General Managers (GMs) and heads of departments at zonal railways will now deploy a senior-level officer in the night shift between 10 pm and 7 am to monitor the situation and address the problems, if any , to prevent delays in train operations, reported The Economic Times.
“The focus on electrification of tracks, doubling, building third line or fourth line to meet the massive traffic demand is hindering normal train operations. Between Delhi-Howrah, there are 68 speed restrictions due to expansion works which is causing delays,“ said an official.
Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu, has sought immediate corrective measures to solve the problems.