09 Jul, 2021 11:28a.m.

New rail minister orders officials, staffers in office to work in 2 shifts


The new Railways Minister, Ashwini Vaishnaw ordered officials and staffers in his office to work in two shifts. One shift will be starting at 7 am and ending at 4 pm and another one will start at 3 pm and end at 12 am in midnight, an order by his office said on Thursday.

According to DJ Narain, ADG PR, Ministry of Railways, the order has been issued only for MR cell (minister's office) and not private or Railway staff.

"It's for officers in MR cell only as is written in the note and it means--"Miles to go before we sleep..!" So much is to be done and every minute counts for the Railways on a mission mode. MR cell means minister's office, not private, Railway staff," he added.

After taking charge, the new Minister had said that the Railways is a major part of PM Modi's vision and he would work to make the vision a reality.

"His (PM Modi's) vision for railways is to transform the lives of the people, that everyone - common man, farmers, the poor - gets the benefit of the railway. I will work for that vision," said Vaishnaw.

A former IAS officer, Vaishnaw has been appointed the Minister of Railways, Minister of Communications, and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology.The first time Minister has an MBA from Wharton School, Pennysylvania University, and MTech from IIT Kanpur.

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