With Railway Minister Piyush Goyal emphasising on safety and improving infrastructure of the national transporter through mega investments and recruitments, deaths from train collisions or derailment in India have fallen by more than 84 per cent, a senior railway ministry official said on Tuesday.
“Deaths from accidents, collisions or derailments in last 12 months i.e. October 2017 to September 2018, have come down to 40,” a senior railway ministry official requesting anonymity told IANS. He said that between October 2016 to September 2017, the death toll due to several reasons was 244.
“It is 84 per cent fall in the number of deaths,” he said. The official pointed out that there has even been a drastic fall in the number people injured due to accidents or collisions or derailments. Read More