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Posted: Nov 23 2016 (09:02)
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Commentary/Human InterestNov 23 2016 (08:11) Rerailing the Indian Railways By K. Balakesari
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In managing safety, the emphasis should be on reforming the system rather than firefighting
Writing about railway safety in the immediate aftermath of a major accident is a particularly unpleasant and challenging task for someone who has been part of the system for almost four decades. The derailment of the Patna-bound Indore-Rajendra Nagar Express between Pukhrayan and Malasa stations near Kanpur in the early hours of Sunday — leading to the death of over 146 passengers and injuries to more than 200 people — is surely one of the worst railway accidents in recent times. There can never be adequate compensation for the families of those who have lost their dear ones and those grievously injured. It is but natural that emotions...
Nov 23 2016 (09:02)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~ 1933 blog posts
(1) During British Raj, the main aim of the government was to use IR to the benefit of the colonial rulers (like movement of troops and freight for export/import of goods), and not the India or Indian citizens. So the flow of crucial information was restricted to top officials who used to be British people.
(2) Hence the top officials, representatives of British Govt were treated like kings and given ultra luxurious facilities like palatial bungalow to reside and saloons to travel and a lot of servants at home to etc. Even after 7 decades of departure of British Govt from India, the situation has not changed much. Most of them continue to be strong administrators whom most of the...
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