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Posted: Jul 30 2017 (19:21)
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Other NewsJul 30 2017 (17:58) Mishaps on decline after safety measures in place: Railway data
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New Delhi: There has been a slight decline in the number of train accidents after implementation of a series of safety measures, including use of modern technology, according to Railway Ministry data.
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.
This year, train accidents decreased from 29 to 15 during April-June in comparison to the corresponding period of 2016, an improvement of 48.3 per cent.
Reduction in number of accidents from 135 to 107 to 104 in last 3 financial years is a sign of progress.
Following steps taken by IR in last few years decisively indicates that safety of trains/paxs is being dealt by IR on top priority
(1) all the new coaches manufactured by rail coach factories shall be of inherently safe LHB type
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