Chennai, Mar 2
Union Minister of State for Railways Darshana Jardosh on Wednesday held a review meeting with officials of Southern Railway and Integral Coach Factory (ICF) here.
Also, she flagged off mainline coaches to Sri Lanka that were made by the ICF.
“Proud to flag off DEMU train coaches to Sri Lanka from ICF, Chennai, and witness PM @Narendra Modi’s vision of Make In India fulfilled by @RailMinIndia. These coaches will further strengthen Indo-Lankan relationship & also encourage domestic manufacturing,” she said in a tweet.
In another tweet, she said, “The ICF is a complete green production facility which has zero discharge and a production facility where females work shoulder to shoulder with male employees.”
General manager of Southern Railway A K Agarwal, who attended the review meeting, briefed the Minister on infrastructure, safety and passenger amenities.
“The Minister elaborately discussed the ongoing capacity augmentation and suggested proactive measures to improve passenger amenities at railway stations over the jurisdiction of Southern Railway,” the release said.
Also, she reviewed the progress of installation of CCTV cameras under the Nirbhaya Scheme and video surveillance system (VSS) at railway stations. Jardosh suggested exploration of avenues of transport of textile products by rail, it said.