New Delhi, Underlining the importance of civil engineering staff and officers of Indian Railways in the modernisation of the Railways, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday felicitated 39 outstanding Civil Engineering Staff and Officers .
In a felicitation programme organised by Ministry of Railways here, Mr Goyal awarded the officials with Certificates of Excellence who had done exemplary and outstanding works in prevention of accidents, accelerated completion of safety works.
The works also include high quality passenger amenities including Foot Over Bridges and beautification of stations, construction of important bridges, new lines and doubling projects from all over Indian Railways.
He added,’we can get transformational results in Railways that is re-engineering itself. All it requires is dedication and an open mind to new ideas and risks.’
During the function, a Book on “Building the Great Himalayan Railway – The Story of USBRL” was also released by Minister. The Book covers the journey and challenges of construction of Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramullah rail link project which is a national project, in a beautiful and interesting pictographic format.