Train accidents down 40%: Lohani

PTI Dhanbad | Updated on January 09, 2018

Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani on Thursday said train accidents in the country had decreased by 40 per cent and over 1.25 lakh people were being appointed to the railways’ safety department.

The number of accidents between April 1 and November 30 this year had fallen 40 per cent in comparison to the corresponding period in 2016, he said.“The safety wing is being strengthened. The maintenance work of the tracks is going on on a war footing and new tracks are being laid,” Lohani said.

“In the safety category, 1.25 lakh group C and group D staff will be appointed on priority basis,” Lohani said.

Published on November 30, 2017

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