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Kolkata, 16th August, 2023:

The 77th Independence Day was celebrated at South Eastern Railway Headquarters, Garden Reach with due solemnity. Shri Anil Kumar Mishra, General Manager, South Eastern Railway hoisted the National Flag and took salute at the ceremonial parade presented by the contingents of Railway Protection Force, Civil Defence, St. John Ambulance Brigade and Bharat Scouts & Guides. o­n the Independence Day, the General Manager conveyed his greetings to all.

Addressing the gathering, General Manager said that in 2022-23, S E Railway loaded 202.6 million tonnes of freight which is 3.89% more than the previous year. In the current financial year, till July, SER has loaded 66.79 million tonnes of freight which is also higher than the corresponding period of last year.Keeping in view the convenience and safety of the passengers, SER has completed the construction work of 14 Road Over Bridges and 35 Foot Over Bridges in the last financial year and upto July, 2023. General Manager stated that with a view to provide more amenities to the passengers, Platforms have been raised at 35 stations and extended at 13 stations. Apart from this, 69 important stations of South Eastern Railway have been identified for redevelopment under Amrit Bharat Station Scheme. Hon'ble Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of 10 Stations of SER under this scheme o­n 06.08.2023 he added.

Shri Mishra also stated that with a view to create additional capacity, altogether 201 KM of doubling/third line work has been completed during last financial year and upto July of the current financial year. Safety of passengers is of paramount importance and as a major step towards making the railway network free from level crossing, altogether 53 level crossings have been eliminated in the last year and upto July of the current financial year. He added that as a result of the continuous efforts of officers and staff of RPF, 1477 children have been rescued from railway premises in the last financial year and upto July of the current financial year. General Manager stated that SER has already implemented the "One Station o­ne Product" scheme as announced in the budget of 2022-23 and there are 31 OSOP Stalls over SER jurisdiction for the welfare of local artisans, potters, weavers, tribals etc.

General Manager stated that SER celebrated “Har Ghar Tiranga” to commemorate the Independence Day. All employees of SER were associated with the “Har Ghar Tiranga” campaign. General Manager appealed to the employees to join hands to work for the progress of the Nation.



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