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Posted: Nov 27 2016 (20:49)
Last Response: Nov 27 2016 (21:48)
Other NewsNov 27 2016 (17:40) IR to crack down on illegal constructions to improve Track ...h
Yuva Rahul^~ 103 news posts
New Delhi: In a bid to reduce train accidents, the Indian Railways has decided to come down hard on unauthorised construction near railway tracks. The decision was taken on Thursday by Minister of State for Railways, Rajen Gohain after he conducted a safety review meeting with senior officials in the railways in wake of the recent Kanpur train accident. The Indian Railways will soon be writing to all state governments for removal of all unauthorised construction near railway tracks, sources said.
The meeting was attended by not just top officials of the railway board but ground staff of six railway zones were also roped in for this meeting. Of the total 17 railway zones, these six zones – East-Central, Eastern, South-East-Central, East-Coast,...
Nov 27 2016 (20:49)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~ 1933 blog posts
NGP-Howrah line, just a few KMs from Nagpur station is dangerously close to the shanties (SECR)
Mumbai suburban track periliously close to tracks at many locations (CR,WR)
Crack down seems unlikely
Nov 27 2016 (20:56)
Foamer~ 1303 blog posts
Also on SBC-MYS line. They set scrap material on fire on tracks and use the fire to melt and harden (using rails as anvil) some of their work materials. When Rly. staff accompanied by GRP go to stop, get thrashed. When senior officers go with heavy police protection, politicians stop them using their clout. Its in slums and illegally occupied houses that votes lie. Vote bank politics!
Nov 27 2016 (21:48)
Hareesh Mangalam*^~ 3847 blog posts 43017 correct pred (78% accurate)
how many of the rail accidents in the country over the last several years, were attributable to the unauthotised construction near railway tracks? Almost of all of them were either due to negligence by IR (or its staff) or its crumbling infrastructure. The tracks are rotting and coaches are crumbling.
Let IR put its house in order first before complaining against other factors as cause of accidents.
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