GUWAHATI, April 12: The 63rd Railway Week (Zol Level) Awards Ceremony was held at Rang Bhawan in Maligaon today. This celebration is also held throughout the country to mark the anniversary of running of the first passenger train in India from Bori Bunder in Mumbai to Thane – a distance of 34 km – on April 16, 1853. This has been stated in an NFR press release.
Sanjive Roy, General Mager, NFR and Nilesh Kishore Prasad, General Mager (Construction), NFR gave away awards to achievers from various departments of the five divisions and headquarters of NF Railway and NF Railway Constructions Organization. Altogether 131 individual awards, 15 group awards, 36 efficiency shields were distributed for outstanding performance during last year. The Railway Week Awards have been instituted to recognize the efforts and endeavour of railway employees in efficient and dedicated discharge of their duties. In his speech, the General Mager, NFR highlighted the important role being played by NF Railway for overall economic development of the entire NE Region, the release added.