SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY ORGANISES ZRUCC MEETING
Kolkata, 27th September, 2023
The 103rd Meeting of Zonal Railway Users’ Consultative Committee (ZRUCC) was held under the Chairmanship of Shri Anil Kumar Mishra, General Manager, South Eastern Railway at Kolkata on 27.09.2023.
The ZRUCC Meeting was attended by Dr. Subhas Sarkar, Hon’ble Minister of State for Education, Govt. of India, Sri Bidyut Baran Mahato, Hon’ble MP, Sri Jytiormay Singh Mahato, Hon’ble MP, Sri Sunil Kumar Mondal, Hon’ble MP, Sri Sisir Kumar Adhikari, Hon’ble MP, Sri Aditya Prasad, Hon’ble MP, Sri Shyamal Mondal, Hon’ble MLA, Sri Mathura Prasad Mahato, Hon’ble MLA and other Hon’ble Members representing various fields including Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Trade Association, Passenger Associations, Consumer Guidance Association etc. from three States viz. West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand which are the jurisdiction of S E Railway. Representatives from State Governments were also present at the meeting. Altogether 27 Hon’ble Members of ZRUCC attended the meeting.
Shri Anil Kumar Mishra, General Manager, South Eastern Railway apprised the Hon’ble Members of the recent achievements and developmental activities of SER. He mentioned about the initiatives in passenger amenities, progress of construction work, improvement of safety measures, growth in freight loading, Station Redevelopment under Amrit Bharat Scheme, running of Bande Bharat Express etc.
The Hon’ble Members while appreciating the developmental measures taken by South Eastern Railway, offered their valuable suggestions for further improvement of train services, passenger amenities and better connectivity. Suggestions and demands of the members included extension of services, additional stoppages of trains, increase in frequency of trains, restoration of pre-pandemic train services, construction of new lines etc. They also mentioned about the need of more passenger amenities at stations like lift, escalator, toilets, platform shed, ramp for passengers etc.
General Manager, Shri Anil Kumar Mishra in his address said that all due importance would be given to the suggestions and demands of the Hon’ble Members. General Manager also spoke about the need of co-operation of the Hon’ble Members for speedy implementation of railway projects.
Sri A K Dubey, Additional General Manager and other Principal Head of Departments of South Eastern Railway were present in the meeting.