Under attack after the Utkal Express derailment, the railway ministry said today that there has been a decline in the number of train accidents in the last three years after it initiated a series of safety measures.
In 2014-15, the number of accidents was 135 which decreased to 107 in 2015-16 and further to 104 in 2016-17, it said.
The issue of rail safety has come to the fore after 13 coaches of Utkal Express derailed near Khautali in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening, killing 22 people and injuring 156 others. Twenty-six of the injured are in a critical condition. Read More…
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