Passengers, say cheers. Your Tatanagar has been adjudged the best-kept station of South Eastern Railway, which comprises 800 train stops under its four divisions of Chakradharpur, Ranchi, Kharagpur and Adra.
Senior divisional commercial manager A.K. Haldar received the winner’s shield at an award function organised by South Eastern Railway at the Railway Officers’ Club in Calcutta on Monday. The A-category junction has also bagged the prize for best construction efficiency.
“It is a proud moment for us. Besides the two awards for Tatanagar, the Chakradharpur division has also bagged the overall efficiency shield. It has also received four other shields for good work in various fields,” Haldar told The Telegraph over phone from Calcutta.
The awards were given away by Radhey Shyam, the general manager of South Eastern Railway. Additional general manager Prabhat Sahai and other senior railway officials from Chakradharpur, Ranchi, Kharagpur and Adra divisions were present on the occasion.
At the award function, organised as a part of the 59th Railway Week, 277 railway employees and officers were also felicitated with merit certificates, cash awards and efficiency badges in recognition of their outstanding services in 2013-14.
Addressing the function, Radhey Shyam said that SER had broken all previous records and achieved an all-time high freight loading performance of 134.28 million tonnes, which is an increase of 8.2 per cent compared with last year.
The originating passenger revenue of Rs 1,470 crore during 2013-14 has also shown an increase of 18 per cent.