Safety and hassle free travel became the top priorities of the Indian Railways since Piyush Goyal took charge of the ministry last year from Suresh Prabhu. The railway ministry has seen three different ministers in the past four years but with Goyal taking charge in last September, the number of accidents dipped drastically. In 2017-18, the number accidents as per the Railway Ministry report are 73 which less compared to previous years.
Let us take a look at their key achievements: Railways cite dip in mishaps: After a string of accidents and heavy casualties since 2014, the year 2017-18 saw the number of accidents falling to 73 – the least ever.
There was a 62% reduction in consequential train accidents from 118 in 2013-14 to 73 in 2017-18. Also the replacement and maintenance of old tracks – even if at the cost of efficient mobility – has taken a front seat. There was a 50% increase in track renewal from 2,926 kms in 2013-14 to 4,405 kms in 2017-18. Read More