Turn Indian Railways into a holding company


Turn Indian Railways into a holding company

The government may disagree, train journey in India is becoming increasingly unsafe and unreliable in terms of keeping its time schedule and service quality. Since the BJP-led NDA government came to power in May 2014, Indian Railways recorded the largest number of major train accidents — 27 in 31 months — making it almost a monthly feature. Since Last November, three major accidents in three months killed some 200 passengers and injured over 350 train travellers. Actually, train journey during last year proved to be more dangerous for passengers than that in 2015. The worst came less than three months ago. The Indore-Rajendra Nagar (Patna) Express derailment, killing some 150 passengers and seriously injuring over 270, was the biggest railway accident in the world, last year, with 14 of its coaches derailed about 60 kilometres from Kanpur, on November 20, last year. However, within weeks, 15 coaches of the Ajmer-Sealdah Express derailed while crossing a bridge. Read More…

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