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PROVISIONS OF ACCIDENT MANUAL
PROVISIONS OF ACCIDENT MANUAL Ø Ø CHAPTER I – Definition and Classification of Accidents,
Chapter I- Definitions • Trains:
Chapter I- Definitions (Contd. ) • Passenger train : A train intended solely or partly for the carriage of passengers shall be treated as passenger train. A workmen’s train or a ballast train or a material train or an ART or tower wagon or such other train carrying workmen or cattle special / military special carrying authorized escorts or similar such train shall be treated as a passenger train. • Other train: • All other trains not covered above.
Chapter I- Definitions (Contd. ) • Accident : For the purpose of Railway working, an accident is an occurrence in the course of working of Railway which does or may affect the safety of Railway, its engine, rolling stock, permanent way and works, fixed installations, passengers or servants or which affects the safety of others or which does or may cause delay to train or loss to the Railway. For statistical purposes, accidents have been classified in categories from A to R excluding I and O.
Serious Accidents ØAccident of passenger train attended with • Loss of life or • Grievous hurt to passenger/passengers in train or • Loss of Railway property > Rs. 25 lakhs / 2 Crore or • Any other accident which in the opinion of CCRS/CRS requires holding of an inquiry by the CRS, BUT Excluding: • Cases of trespassers run over and injured or killed/passengers injured or killed through their own carelessness and • Rly servants and others killed or grievously injured while travelling outside the rolling stock or run over at LC or elsewhere on Railway track, • LC accidents not involving death/grievous hurt of passenger or Railway servant unless CCRS/CRS requires holding of an enquiry.
Classification of Accidents 1. Train accidents, 2. Yard accidents, 3. Indicative accidents, 4. Equipment failures, 5. Unusual incidents.
Classification of Accidents (Contd. ) 1. Train Accidents: Consequential train accidents include train accidents having serious repercussion in terms of(a) loss of human life, (b) human injury, (c) loss to railway property, or (d) interruption to rail traffic. Train accidents under following classifications will be termed as consequential train accidents. • 1. Collision. A 1 to A 4, 2. Fire B 1 to B 4. • 3. Level Crossing C 1 to C 4 4. Derailment D 1 to D 4 • 5. Miscellaneous E 1 b) Other Train Accidents: All other accidents which are not covered under the definition of consequential train accidents are treated as other train accidents.
Classification of Accidents 2. Yard Accidents: All accidents that take place in yards and do not involve a train are termed as yard accidents. 3. Indicative Accidents: In real term they are not accidents but are serious potential hazards and include all cases of signal passing at danger, averted collision, breach of block rules coming under classification F, G and H. 4. Equipment failures: These include all failures of Railway equipment i. e. Failure of locomotive, rolling stock, permanent way, overhead wire, signaling and telecommunication equipment falling under classification J, K, L and M. 5. Unusual Incidents: These include cases related to law and order (but not resulting in train accidents) and other incidents under classification N, P, Q and R.
THRESHOLD VALUE • Minimum value beyond which accident will be treated as having serious repercussion on the basis of: (For the purpose of reporting of accidents) • Loss to Railway property : Rs. one lakh or • Interruption to traffic : Equal to or more than. Interruption BG-A, B, C or BG-D, E-Special BG-E, MG-S or D Special (hrs) , MG-Q, R (hrs) NG (hrs) Total 3 hrs 4 hrs 6 hrs Or Or Total+ Partial 6 hrs 8 hrs 12 hrs.
INJURIES 1. Grievous Injuries: As defined in section 320 of Indian Penal Code 45 of 1860: a) Emasculation, b) Permanent privation of the sight of either eye, c) Permanent privation of the hearing of either ear, d) Privation of any member or joint, e) Destruction or permanent impairing of the powers of any member or joint, f) Permanent disfigurement of head or face, g) Fracture or dislocation of a bone or both, h) Any hurt which endangers life or which causes the sufferer to be, during the space of 20 days, in severe bodily pain or unable to follow his ordinary pursuits.
INJURIES (Contd. ) 2. Simple Injuries: a)A person will be considered to have incurred simple injuries if these injuries incapacitate him to follow his customary vocation during 48 hours after the accident. b) A Railway servant is considered to have been injured if he/she is prevented from returning to work as a result of injuries for a period of 48 hours after accident.
Reportable Train Accidents • All accidents falling under purview of Section 113 of Railway Act, 1989 are termed as reportable accidents as under ØAccident involving loss of human life or grievous hurt, ØCollision between trains, one being passenger train, ØDerailment of passenger carrying train or any part of train, ØAccidents attended with loss of human life in passenger trains involving train wrecking or attempted train wrecking, ØCases of running over obstructions placed on line, ØPassengers falling out of train or fire in train, ØGrievous hurt as defined in Indian Penal Code, ØSerious damage to the Railway property> 25 lakhs, ØCases of land slides, breaches by rains or flood which cause Disruption of any important through line for at least 24 hours.
Chapter-II -- Reporting of Accidents 1. By Division to Zonal HQ: Sr. DSO/ADSO telephonically to HQ in following accidents: a) All train accidents, b) Any yard accident having serious repercussion on movement of traffic on through line resulting in dislocation of traffic more than the threshold value, c) Land slides, breaches, OHE break down etc which result in dislocation of traffic more than threshold value, d) Averted collisions, e)Driver passing signal at danger, f) Breach of block rules, g) Untoward incidents, h) Unusual incidents.
Chapter-II -- Reporting of Accidents (Contd. ) 1. By Division to Zonal HQ : A monthly statement to Zonal HQ in the safety MCDO. 2. By Zonal HQ to Railway Board on telephone: a) All consequential train accidents, b) Any yard accident with serious repercussion on movement of traffic on through line resulting in dislocation of traffic more than the threshold value, c) Land slides, breaches, OHE break down etc which result in dislocation of traffic more than the threshold value, d) Averted collisions, e) Driver passing signal at danger.
Chapter-III -- General Instructions and duties of Railway Officials 1. Objectives: a)Protection of adjacent running lines, b)Protection of the site of accident, c)Save life and alleviate suffering d)Protect property including mails, e) Provide succor and help to the passengers at the site of accident, f) Transportation of stranded passengers, g) Preservation of clue and ascertain the cause of accident, h) Restoration of through communication.
Chapter-III -- General Instructions and duties of Railway Officials (Contd. ) 2. The ‘Essential Tenets’ of successful Accident Management: a) All Railwaymen whether on duty or otherwise, to involve in rescue and relief operations, b) Utmost speed in rushing medical and other relief to the site of accident, c) Utmost care , consideration and courtesy towards the passengers involved in the accident, d) Adequate and swift arrangements for supply of food, drinking water etc to the affected passengers, e) Preservation of clues, f) Proper planning of restoration operations and proper execution thereof, g) The responsibilities of employees for restoration at site to be clearly defined to avoid any confusion, h) Quick transmission of information, particularly details of dead and injured to their relatives and others, i) Proper preservation and care of dead, j) Security of passenger’s luggage and Railway property , k) Timely dissemination of information to passengers of evacuation arrangements, to relieve panic and create re- assurance, l) Proper liaison with civil administration and press/electronic media.
Chapter-III -- General Instructions and duties of Railway Officials (Contd. ) Duties Of SE(P-Way) and other P-Way staff: To immediately proceed to the site and arrange for: 1. Protection of the track, 2. Adequate labour with tools and track materials as required. At night arrange for adequate number of petromax/lamps/portable electrical generators. 3. Adequate labour for rescue of passengers, unloading of wagons and other clearing operations, if required, 4. Joint observations and track measurements with other Sr. supervisors in the format prescribed.
Chapter-III -- General Instructions and duties of Railway Officials (Contd. ) Duties Of Sr. DEN/DEN: After receiving information of an accident, he will immediately: 1. Proceed to the site, 2. Ensure joint measurements & sketches of the accident site are accurately drawn out. 3. Ensure adequate labour, material & their proper deployment for speedy restoration, 4. Depute one DEN/ADEN in control office for planning, reinforcement of labour, material and staff. 5. Ensure that inspection notes and diary of ADEN, SE(P-Way), gang charts, maintenance records etc are seized and secured, 6. Assist other departments in clearance of line and ensure that track is made and certified fit at the earliest.
ACTION TO BE TAKEN AT SITE BY SSE(P-Way) And Other Engineering Inspectors (Para- 704 of IRPWM) ØProceed to site by quickest available means, Action at site: • • • Protect Train, First Aid and Rescue, Advice to nearest station master, Line Clear Examination, Preliminary Clearing Operation and preservation of clues, Action in case of sabotage, Inspection by CRS, Assessment of Damage to Permanent Way, Contacting higher officials and asking help required, Recording of details, Advice Restoration Time, Preservation of Clues. Arranging Photographs of Accident Site,
ACTION TO BE TAKEN AT SITE BY ADEN (Para- 704 of IRPWM) ØHe should ensure that action as specified above has been taken by the SSE(P-Way), ØIf he is first to arrive at site then he should take the action as specified for SSE(P-Way), ØHe should be in touch with DEN and divisional control and furnish complete details about action being taken and probable time for restoring through running, ØHe should arrange to organize expeditious restoration of through running and ensure incessant working till completion, ØHe should prepare a preliminary report.
ACTION TO BE TAKEN AT SITE BY DEN (Para- 704 of IRPWM) ØHe should examine the adequacy of measures taken for restoration for through running and ensure expeditious work, ØHe should assess and advise the position to DRM and CE with brief particulars and probable time of restoration, ØThe CE/Addl. CE may proceed to site in case of very serious accidents, ØA report should be prepared and submitted to the CE and DRM, ØHe will ensure that the fractured pieces of rail/weld are preserved and sent to RDSO for detailed investigations at the earliest possible in all cases when rail/weld failure is prime-facie cause of accident, ØThe senior most Railway Officer at the site of accident will be responsible for the general appraisal of the situation and co-ordination of all the works.
RESTORATION : PREPAREDNESS v. ART with full compliment of materials, v. Additional emergency materials at suitable locations, v. Tools for emergencies – Rail cutting machines, rail drilling machines, dip-lorries, lighting arrangements etc, v. Man power for emergencies, v. Communication arrangements, v. List of available resources, contacts.
DUTIES OF OFFICER-IN-CHARGE AT SITE v. Make assessment of casualties, damage, detention time, assistance required, prima facie cause, v. Arrange rescue relief, restoration & preservation of clues, v. Arrange for Ex-Gratia payment, v. Arrange for mobile control office, v. Catering arrangement to passengers, v. Security of luggage of passengers, v. Clearing stranded passengers.
RESCUE AND RELIEF ØTop priority, Ø Contact local authorities, hospitals, ØAll available staff to be involved, ØMedicos available on train to be approached, ØArrange locally available medical facility, ØStranded passengers to be given chance to talk to relatives, ØStranded passengers to be moved quickly.
RESTORATION : SITE ACTIVITIES v. Assessment of damage, v. Working scheme, v. Requirement of men and equipment, v. Sectional Inspectors and labour, v. Contractors artisan and labour, v. Shift system, v. Sectional Inspector to take care of Stores, diet allowance etc.
Chapter IV- Relief Measures Sounding Of Accident Alarm Siren/Hooter: Circumstances Code For accidents in loco sheds/traffic yards at home 2 long sirens each of 45 station requiring only breakdown train. seconds with 5 seconds break in between. For accidents outside the home station requiring 3 long sirens each of 45 only breakdown train. seconds with 5 seconds break in between. For accidents at home station requiring both 4 long sirens each of 45 medical van and breakdown. seconds with 5 seconds break in between. For accidents outside the home station requiring 5 long sirens each of 45 both medical van and breakdown. seconds. For cancellation of medical van and breakdown 1 long siren of 90 seconds. train
Chapter IV- Relief Measures Target time for turning out the Medical Van: 1. In case of double exit siding --- 15 minutes, 2. In case of single exit siding --- 20 minutes. The time is reckoned from the time of ordering to the time of dispatch. Target time for turning out the Breakdown Trains/Tower Wagon: 1. During day --- 30 minutes, 2. During night --- 45 minutes. The time is reckoned from the time of ordering to the time of leaving the shed/siding.
Chapter V- Procedure for dealing with case of Sabotage or Train Wrecking. Precautions by Engineering Supervisors (Para-504): While proceeding to the site of suspected sabotage or train wrecking, ADEN/SE(P-Way) shall take following precautions: 1. Instruct the gangmen proceeding to site, in the first instance, not to carry any tools with them, 2. Ensure that tool boxes of gangmen, sent to the site, are not opened until they have been checked by the police, 3. Instruct them not to touch or remove any portions of the track, rails, fishplates, bolts and other fittings within the area of suspected sabotage or train wrecking till they have been inspected by the Railway, Civil and Police Authorities and photographs etc taken.
Ch VI- Unusual Occurrences- Action to be taken. Precautions at construction/repair sites (Para- 602): Whenever platforms, buildings, roads, shade foundations etc are under repairs and there is possibility of any one falling into trenches or obstructions, barriers/warning boards and lamp posts must be placed to protect those sites by the staff employed on the work. Materials fouling the track(Para-606): On completion of unloading, SM and Engg officials must see that there are no heaps of materials or other obstruction on or fouling the line which may cause the derailment or endanger the safety in any way. For ballast train unloading/PWay materials/Railway materials, concerned supervisor incharge will ensure clearance of track. Fire, rendering of assistance by Gangmen (Para-617): If a fire occurs on any Railway premises at or near any portion of the Railway where gangmen are employed, they shall endeavor to extinguish and prevent it from spreading.
Chapter VII Investigation And Inquiries
Object of Accident Enquiry (Para-713) ØTo ascertain the cause of accident, both immediate and root causes, ØTo fix up responsibility for the accident. It should be at higher level and specific i, e. Primary, secondary and blameworthy, ØTo formulate proposals for preventing recurrence. Practical feasibility of the recommendations should be borne in mind, ØTo determine whethere has been general laxity in working to which the accident could also be attributed, ØTo suggest improvement in system, practices and procedures.
Classification of Inquiries (Para- 704) 1. Commission of Inquiry. The central government may appoint a commission of inquiry under Commission Of Inquiry Act, 1952 in a very serious accident. 2. CRS’s Inquiry: The CRS may order and conduct an inquiry which he considers to be of a sufficiently serious nature. The CRS will inform GM/CSO in this regard. 3. Magisterial Inquiry: In case of reportable train accident, the district magistrate or any other magistrate may himself make an inquiry or depute a subordinate magistrate or direct investigation to be made by the Police. 4. Joint Inquiry- When a reportable train accident has occurred, a joint inquiry shall be held for thorough investigation of causes. 5. Departmental Inquiries: a) Officers inquiry: When a joint/magisterial/CRS inquiry into a reportable accident has been dispensed with, a departmental inquiry consisting of Railway Officers shall be held. b) Senior Supervisors Inquiry: All yard accidents shall be inquired into by a committee of Sr. Supervisors as decided by DSO/Sr. DSO/DRM.
Level of Inquiry 1. All Serious accidents : Shall be inquired by CRS, 2. If CRS/CCRS is not able to inquire, then inquiry committee of minimum JAG officers is constituted in consultation with CRS/CCRS, 3. All the cases of collisions should be inquired by SAG officers unless same being inquired into by CRS, 4. All other consequential train accidents, except UM LC accidents shall be inquired by JAG. In the absence of BOs, consequential UM LC accidents shall be inquired by junior scale officers
Level of Inquiry 5. All other train accidents : By junior/senior scale officers as decided by DRM, 6. All yard accidents : By Sr. Supervisors, 7. All Indicative Accidents : By committee of JAG officers, 8. Equipment Failure cases : By Sr. supervisor of respective department 9. Safety officer will be one of the members of all departmental committees.
TIME LIMIT (Para- 703) 1. D – Date of accident, -- Telephonic advice to HQ and others, -- Reporting of prima-facie cause by DRM/ADRM to CSO or other nominated safety officer of HQ, 2. D+1 – Ordering of inquiry, 3. D+3 -- Holding of enquiry 4. D+10 -- Inquiry proceedings by DRM to CSO, 5. D+27 – Finalization and submission of inquiry report to Railway Board by CSO.
JOINT ENQUIRY • Can be dispensed with if, • An enquiry is to be held by CRS under Rule-2 of Statutory Investigation into Railway Accidents Rules-1998 or • A commission appointed or • Any other authority apointed by Central Government or • There is no reasonable doubt as to the cause of accident or • One department accepts all the responsibilities.
PROCEEDINGS TO CONSIST OF 1. A list of members comprising the Committee, 2. A description and summary of accident, 3. A list of witnesses in the order examined, 4. The evidence of each witness with name, designation and length of service, 5. The finding arrived at by the Committee, 6. The Reasons for the Findings, 7. A statement showing the cost of damage
PROCEEDINGS TO CONSIST OF: (Contd. ) 8. List of passengers or Railway servants killed or injured with nature of injuries, 9. Extract of relevant documents, 10. Rules violated, 11. Service particulars of staff held responsible with punishment details of last 3 years, 12. A sketch of site of accident, 13. Recommendations, 14. Suggestions for system improvements, 15. Other matters brought to light.
TIME FRAME FOR CRS INQUIRY ØD: Day of accident, ØD+1 TO D+3: Commencement of enquiry, ØD+10: Preliminary Report to CCRS, GM, Secy. / Rly. Bd. ØD+60: Detailed Report to CCRS, copy to GM, Secretary Rly. Bd. , Other GMs, Other CRSs, ØD+80: GM to submit remarks to CCRS, ØD+90: CCRS to submit Note on comments of GM to Rly Bd. , copy to Secy/Civil Aviation, ØD+130: Rly. Bd. to convey views to CCRS on publication of report.
FORMAT OF INQUIRY REPORT Chapter 1 : Introduction including details of inspection, enquiry & brief description of accident, Chapter 2 : Relief Measures, Chapter 3 : The trains involved, composition, marshalling, details of damages, Chapter 4 : Local conditions, Chapter 5 : Scrutiny of evidences, Chapter 6 : Discussion, Chapter 7 : Conclusions , cause, responsibility & adequacy of measures, Chapter 8 : Remarks & Recommendations.
Chapter VIII Disposal Of Inquiry Reports
Submission Of Inquiry Reports (Para-801) 1. Submission of inquiry report to DRM by President of Inquiry Committee Within 7 days from the date of accident through Sr DSO. Sr. DSO to give his observations, 2. Submission of inquiry report to CSO by Sr. DSO : The inquiry report, duly accepted by DRM, will be submitted to CSO within 10 days in all accidents, 3. Submission of inquiry report to PHOD/HODs : After acceptance, CSO will submit to PHOD/HODs as early as possible. 4. Submission of inquiry report by CSO to Rly. Board : CSO will submit inquiry report to Rly. Board on all reportable cases, 5. Forwarding the inquiry report to CRS : A copy of reportable train accident will be forwarded by CSO, 6. Forwarding the inquiry report to CCM : A copy will be sent by DRM to CCM in accident cases where there is likelihood of claims materializing, 7. Forwarding the inquiry report to CSC : A copy will be sent by DRM to CSO in case of fire.
Acceptance Of Findings 1. AGM will be accepting authority where enquiry committee consists of CHODs/HODs. 2. In all other consequential train accidents/other train accidents/indicative accidents, CSO is accepting authority, 3. In all other cases except 1 and 2 above , DRM/ADRM will be accepting authority, 4. If the accepting authority does not agree with the findings of enquiry committee in principle, then the case may be referred back to either the same committee for review or order a fresh enquiry at higher level at his discretion. 5. On acceptance of enquiry, the findings will be advised by CSO to DRM/PHOD for initiating DAR action and implementation of recommendations, 6. The accepting authority may accept the enquiry report with dissent note after recording the reasons in writing.
GUIDING PRINCIPLES Ø PREPAREDNESS, Ø PROMPTNESS, Ø PRIORITIES: • Rescue, • Care of stranded passengers, • Restoration.
STAGES Ø PLANNING, Ø PRACTICE / PROCEDURE, Ø POST-MORTEM, • Cause, • Learn from each case.
PLANNING ØPragmatic, Meticulous, ØRelief equipment at strategic locations, ØTraining to train running staff, medical personnel and rescue team, ØInformation about medical and other facilities available in the area, ØManpower- Rescue Team, Restoration Team. ØCommunication Equipment and System: • First Information, Between site and control, For public, ØUpkeep of emergency equipment, ØEmergency material : Adequate quantity at suitable locations in loaded and loadable condition, ØRegular co-ordination with non-Railway agencies at all levels.
PROCEDURE (At site) ØQuick First Information from site, ØMedical care to injured- Doctors, train running staff, nearby medical facilities, ØConvey assistance required, ØTaking care of stranded passengers, ØInformation to passengers. PROCEDURE ( Control Room) ØPrompt response, ØMovement of rescue/relief equipment, materials, ØAssistance from other Rly. units, civil administration, armed forces, ØInformation to public : Information Centres, ØTaking care of stranded passengers.
POST-MORTEM ØPreservation of clues- Statements, photographs, ØRepair and maintenance of equipment, ØRecoupment of emergency material, ØExperience of each serious accident to be analysed to learn lessons. ØFeedback – shortcomings and remedial measures
HIGH LEVEL COMMITTEE ON DISASTER MANAGEMENT ØHigh level committee constituted in September, 2002, headed by Shri S. Dashrathy, Retired MM. ØReport submitted in April, 2003, ØOut of total 111 recommendations, 92 have been implemented, 3 modified, while 1 has been deleted. 18 are under different stages of implementation on Zonal Railways. ØApproximate expenditure involved Rs. 400 crores (On items accepted by Rly. Bd. ). ØOne of the important recommendations of committee relating to management of natural calamities was the setting up of a ‘Disaster Resistant Control Room’ with self contained provisions for one week. ØThe maximum time frame for implementation was 36 months.
AREAS OF FOCUS ØThree coaches self sufficient Self-Propelled Accident Relief Train (SPART) capable of running at 140 kmph to be introduced, ØRationalization of locations of ART and ARMV for faster availability at site, ØSteam cranes would be phased out including those on MG system, ØExisting ARTs would be speeded upto 100 kmph and ARMV to the highest speed in the section, ØFor rescue operations, need to obtain police clearance would be obviated. ØCrack teams at zonal HQ with containerised equipment, ØStandby ART/ARMV gangs to be introduced, ØAssistance by armed forces and para-military forces in rescue, ØAdvanced and better communication facilities, ØFull scale mock drill exercise for each ART, ØART management to be improved.
STRATEGY FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT ØEach Zonal Rly and Division to prepare its Disaster Management Plan, ØRlys. DMPs to be dovetailed with State/District DMP, ØOne SPART in each division, ØFeasibility of entering into tie-up with reputed private/civil hospital & with State Govts to be explored for speedy relief and assistance. ØEach zone to have a professionally trained crack team of rail rescue experts and containerized equipment, ØFeasibility of providing road access to bridges, tunnels, high embankments and deep cuttings will be explored by divisions, ØAll ARTs to be provided with Air brake stock, ØA minimum of one 140 tone break down crane will be provided in each BG division.
STRATEGY FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT ØRescue ambulances are to be positioned at hospitals in divisions with good road network, ØAir lifting of needy, seriously injured passengers to be explored, ØCollapsible coffins will be kept at each divisional hospital and transported to the site of accident, ØFeasibility of introducing emergency rail-cum-road vehicle will be explored, ØArmed forces will be approached for assistance during disasters, if required. ØTwo roof hatches and one under-floor hatch in all coaches for emergency escape, ØEmergency automatic lights in coaches. ØAdequate financial powers to DRMs and BOs to ensure quicker rescue operations, ØSpecial Disaster Management Team of RPF to be set on each Division, ØDisaster Management Training Modules, with special focus on rescue, extrication, medical relief and restoration techniques etc will be launched at four nominated training centers.
OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS ØMinimum running of diesel locos on electrified routes, ØFirst Aid training to be mandatory for all Railway personnel, especially for on board train staff, gangmen and station staff, ØManual/Guide for on-board staff, ØDivisions to have details of local resources, ØAssistance from neighboring divisions if number of injured likely to exceed 50. ØProvision of emergency inflatable lighting Towers @ 2 per ARMV and 4 per A & B class ART, ØProvision of inflatable tents, ØProvision of one set of re-railing ramps in all A&B class ART for re-railing, ØIntroduction of automatic and spring-loaded measuring gauges, ØRevised list of ARMV equipment.
CIVIL ENGINEERING CONTRACTS ØRef: RB’s letter no. 2003/CE-I/Misc. /3 dated 15. 7. 2003, ØThe recommendation of HLCDM to be included as special condition in contract agreement. For payment, item may be operated as NS item, ØDatabase of equipment available with contractors to be kept in Division and Construction Office. Also on website of Railway. ØCivil Engineering Contract Agreement to provide for drafting of vehicles and equipment of contractors in case of accident/natural calamities, ØConcrete pathway for approach to ART/ARMV.
ROAD ACCESS TO VULNERABLE LOCATIONS ØRef : Rly Bd’s letter No. 2003/LML/24/16 dated 4. 3. 2004, ØRecommendation of HLCDM accepted by RB, ØRecommendation: • Divisions to explore feasibility of providing road access to vulnerable locations in cooperation with civil administration. Alternatively, plans should be kept ready indicating method to reach km by road, • In case of new project, provision of road access to vulnerable locations should form part of the scope of work, ØInstruction : Road Access Plans to be kept in Divisional control room, HQ control Room and with officers of Engg. Deptt. • PCE/CE(C) to confirm compliance by 31. 3. 04, • New Projects – Recommendation to be complied with.
COMMUNICATION • Each HQ and Division to have one Satellite Phone for use at site and one for control Room, • One ISD connection at Zonal HQ and Division Control, • Specific DOT Telephone Nos. for Railway Accident information, • Powers to hire cell phones, • Video conferencing facility from site,