Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani said safety is top priority for Indian Railways and to achieve it field units are being empowered financially and administratively. In an interview with ET’s Rajat Arora, the former head of Air India and ITDC said that though the number of train accidents in India is down by 45% this year, the transporter’s image has taken a hit because of a few derailments in quick succession. Edited Excerpts:
What’s being done to make railways safer?
Safety is of paramount concern for any mass transit system. So, for Indian Railways as well, safety is the topmost priority and we’ve communicated this thought down the line among our 13 lakh employees. In the recent months, we’ve had a few unfortunate incidents that has changed the image perception. The problem today Indian Railways has is of image perception because of a few derailments that took place in quick succession sometime back. Read More…
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