Are you traveling on the western Mumbai railway line? Your life may be in danger as key workers are employed

Are the lives of those traveling on the Mumbai Western Railway line at risk? That’s the question that comes to mind after a report of a ‘proxy racket’ being carried out by track maintenance employees on the WR, who are tasked with handling emergency track work. railed.

According to a Mid Day report, the Western Railroad Vigilance Service recently uncovered a proxy system. While their employees are on long vacation, some high authorities in charge of track maintenance work on WR continue to mark their presence. Officials said the lives of thousands of passengers were in danger for a bribe of Rs 500 every day.

Vigilance service caught four employees – Manjay Kumar, Munna Kumar, Ranjeet Kumar and Ramdhir Kumar – whose presence was marked as they were in their respective places of origin for 15-20 days during the investigation . According to sources cited in the report, the senior officials responsible for the scam accepted a daily bribe of Rs 500 from each worker.

Fake attendance register found, workers were in Bihar

All personnel who perform bunker work are “Track Maintainers IV”, who are assigned to perform emergency maintenance of railway tracks. The report says that according to sources, their absence from work could lead to accidents or derailments if the tracks are faulty. Last Monday, the vigilance agency searched the office of the chief engineer of the Western Railway (P.WAY) section in Andheri after receiving a tip. Surprisingly, the vigilance service discovered that staff on unauthorized leave were buying their tickets using the rail pass, sources said in the report.

Mumbai Chief Vigilance Inspector Mayur Kensali and his colleagues discovered a falsified attendance sheet which marked workers present on the days they were not at work. Arvind Kumar, the senior department official, is also under investigation, as everyone involved in the scam worked for him. Track maintenance is provided by approximately 350 people at the Andheri office. The employees taking shelter were in Bihar, according to the investigation. All of the people whose names have been revealed so far have confessed, according to cited sources.

“Bunkers should be punished the most severely”

“A few days ago, the vigilance service raided our office and found a few people who had marked the power of attorney. All workers work under Arvind Kumar, an officer in our office. We are also conducting a departmental investigation into this matter. It is a serious problem. People working in track maintenance must be present on the site. The Vigilance Department will take action,” Vivek Pawar, the officer in charge of Western Railway’s Section Chief Engineer’s Office (P.WAY) in Andheri told Mid Day.

“This is a serious matter and I will meet with the General Secretary of the Railway and inquire about this matter. The culprits should be punished and the officers involved in this bunker scam should be punished in the most severe way” said RG Kabar, general secretary of Western Railway Mazdoor Sangh.Western Railway officials said the Vigilance Department conducted a preliminary investigation into the matter.

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