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SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY CELEBRATES 75th REPUBLIC DAY
The 75th Republic Day was celebrated at South Eastern Railway’s Headquarters, Garden Reach with great enthusiasm today. Shri Anil Kumar Mishra, General Manager, South Eastern Railway unfurled the National Flag and took salute at the ceremonial parade presented by the contingents of Railway Protection Force (RPF), Civil Defence, St John Ambulance and South Eastern Railway Bharat Scouts & Guides.
Highlighting the achievements of SER in recent times, General Manager said that South Eastern Railway, popularly known as the Blue Chip Railway, is among the top three highest freight loading zones of Indian Railways. During the period from April to December 2023, SER achieved a commendable loading of 154 million tonnes of freight which is about 3.4% higher than the corresponding period of 2022-23. General Manager added that in order to increase operational capacity, 68 km of doubling / 3rd line work has been completed so far this year.
General Manager stated that with a view to provide more amenities to the passengers, 16 lifts and 01 escalator have been commissioned at various stations during the current financial year. Moreover, to ensure safety and convenience of the passengers, the work of 19 Foot Over Bridges have been completed this year so far. These apart, 14 platforms at 9 stations have been raised and 18 bays platform shelters have been provided at 10 stations. During the current financial year, 32 special trains have been run to clear the extra rush of the passengers. During the current financial year upto December 23, 9 pairs of trains including 4 pairs of Vande Bharat Express have been started. He added that 70 stations of SER are being developed under Amrit Bharat Scheme and 47 stalls have been made operational at 45 stations of South Eastern Railway under One Station One Product scheme.
Mentioning the special efforts of RPF, General Manager sated that this year under “Operation Nanhe Farishtey and Dignity” total 295 minor boys, 231 minor girls have been rescued from train and station premises and handed over to Child Line or their family members. RPF personnel of South Eastern Railway in “Operation Jeevan Raksha” saved the precious lives of 22 male and 15 female passengers by risking their own lives.
A cultural programme on patriotic theme was organised on the occasion. The programme was presented by the Personnel Department and members of SER Bharat Scouts and Guides. A special Dog Show by RPF Dog Squad was also organised on the occasion. Republic Day was also celebrated at the Divisional Offices at Kharagpur, Adra, Chakradharpur and Ranchi.