Newdelhi:19/2/23:A month long Intensive Safety Drive has been launched by Indian Railways starting from today to prevent derailments, Signal Passing at Danger (SPAD) and other types of accidents. Senior officers from Railway Board, Zonal Railways and Divisions have been instructed to go to various sections, lobbies, maintenance centers, work sites, etc. and carry out thorough review of working practices to check and enforce safe operational and maintenance practices prescribed to prevent accidents/unusual incidents. Emphasis has been given on observance of signaling aspects and braking practices by Assistant Loco Pilots/ Loco Pilots; Observance of Speed Restrictions; Counselling of operators of Track Machines/Tower Wagons; Work Site protection; prevention of short-cuts etc. Officers have been instructed to spend sufficient time in the Section/Lobby/Maintenance Center/ worksite to observe the operational/ maintenance/ working practices, and interact with staff on the right and wrong practices to understand the problems being faced by field staff and provide solutions.
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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.