Railway Minister Piyush Goyal Chairs High Level Meeting On Railway Safety

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal Chairs High Level Meeting On Railway Safety

Minister of Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal today held a marathon meeting with members of full Railway Board & Safety Directorate of Railway Board to comprehensively review Safety measures for train operations. A detailed presentation on Safety was made at the meeting. There was threadbare discussion on the subject and the root cause of repeated cases of train accidents in recent past was thoroughly analysed. In the meeting, the Minister emphasised that the safety is paramount and there cannot and should not be any compromise on this front.

Two major causes leading to accidents were identified as :

a) Unmanned Level Crossings
b) Derailments due to defects in tracks

The special focus of the meeting was to identify measures to reduce accidents due to derailments which has emerged as one of the major causes of Train accidents. Minister of Railways gave following directions to the Railway Board to ensure Safety in train operations: Read More…

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