Konkan Railways Corporation celebrated its 17th Foundation Day at its plush green Railway Colony at Nerul. The Railways Corporation recognized the work of 14 of their meritorious and awarded them during the ceremony for excellence in service.With the minds that formulate the team of Konkan railways, technology is defeating the skies and is employed so that the city can touch heights in progress. And this is echoed during the foundation day celebrations of Konkan Railways each year. Like has been tradition, even this year the Konkan Railways awarded their best employees with medals to recognize their services and contributions for the growth of the corporation. The awardees included Joseph George – Senior Traffic Manager, Madgaon, Sanjay D Patil – Assistant Engineer Project Division, Belapur, Vijay S Shinde – Assistant Engineer Chiplun, V V Shetty – Senior Section Officer, Belapur, Girish Karandikar – Protocol Inspector, Belapur, Dinesh Bonde – Commercial Supervisor, Belapur, Bhaskar Kulal – Senior System Programmer, Surathkal, Mangesh Vetoskar – Junior Engineer, Ratnagiri, P K Mangade – Loco Pilot Goods, Ratanagiri, Santosh Bapat – ESTM, Rajapur, Ajit Manjrekar – TECHMI, Karwar, N S Telenge – General Assistant Project, Belapur and Chandrashekhar – Trackman, Karwar. Speaking to Navi Mumbai News, the Managing Director K K Ghokhale said that he appreciated the mammoth increase in operating surplus and revenues of the Corporation in last one year, which was a result of the dedication and hard work of the employees.He also commended that the engineering department for the enormous amount of safety works executed along the Konkan Railways line that enabled providing a safe passage to passenger trains during this monsoon. Dr Gokhale also expressed his happiness at the way of construction of the new rail line in Jammu & Kashmir by Konkan Railway engineers is progressing and the manner in which the engineers are meeting the challenges there. A small program was also organized during the celebrations. There is no doubt that Konkan Railways is one of the finest in the country today with major credit for this going to the team behind the corporation ably guided by Managing Director K K Gokhale.

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