Indian Railways goes big on safety! Elimination of unmanned level crossings to fewer accidents – 4 data points


Indian Railways goes big on safety! Elimination of unmanned level crossings to fewer accidents – 4 data points

Indian Railways focuses on passenger safety: Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways is taking several steps to enhance safety across its network and prevent untoward incidents. Other than ensuring track renewal, Indian Railways stressing on the need to improve infrastructure to provide a safe and secure experience to its passengers.

The steps to improve safety standards include elimination of unmanned level crossings, construction of Road Over Bridges (ROBs), Road Under Bridges (RUBs) and subways. We take a look at what Indian Railways has achieved so far this financial year in terms of safety:

1) Lowest ever fatalities:
This financial year, up to the month of October, Indian Railways says it recorded 29 fatalities. Last year, as many as 57 people died. Not only, has the number of fatalities reduced drastically from previous year, but also the annual average for the period 2014-2018 has come down to to 148 as against of 245 between 2004 and 2014.

However, these figures for the current year are before the tragic accident in Amritsar which killed several people. An initial inquiry report by the CRS has however, given a clean chit to Indian Railways for the incident. Read More

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