Sunday, October 24, 2010

Metro GM shown the door

Two days after a Metro train derailed in Kolkata, the general manager of Metro Railway, Amar Nath, was today shunted out.
He has been replaced by B Murty, who was earlier general manager of Chittaranjan Locomotive Works. Murty has held several important positions like Divisional Railway Manger Secunderabad ( South Central Railways), Chief Operations Manager, Westen and Konkan Railways Limited and Chief Commercial Manager of Central Railway among others.
Sources said that Nath’s removal came directly from Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee who in the last few days has received severe criticisms from all quarters over the regular spate of accidents and snags taking place in Metro in recent months.
With Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and other senior CPM leaders making the Metro and railways “non performance” an issue in poll-bound West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress chief did not want to give them any further opportunity and decided to shift Amar Nath — the first major transfer in the railways since she took over the ministry last year, said party insiders.
The final blow to Nath came after his disastrous dealing with the media in the last two days. During his interaction with the media on Thursday, he said ill-maintenance of the rakes and tracks could have been the cause behind repeated snags. Adding to it, some mediapersons were beaten up by the RPF personnel at Central Metro station where they had gone to meet the team probing the derailment. The removal of the GM was important to salvage railways image which has been quite clean and unblemished till date, said railway sources.


G.N.SHAW said...

In future,more action requtre by sushri Mamata beneragy to clean the image of railway.

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