Indian Railways: 5 myths and facts
Myth #1: Number of Railways accidents and fatalities have increased under Suresh Prabhu.
Reality: The consequential train accidents have continuously declined from 135 in 2014-15 to 107 in 2015-16 and further to 104 in 2016-17. To state a comparison, the average annual accidents during UPA I were 207 per year, during UPA II were 135 per year and during current government have reduced to 115 per year.
Myth #2: Railways has lost focus on safety.
Reality: Safety remains one of the prime concerns and priorities for the Ministry.
Myth #3: Number of vacancies in safety positions has increased recently leading to a spurt in accidents.
Reality: Average vacancy in safety positions during the period 2009-10 to 2013-14 was 18.65 per cent of total sanctioned strength. This has dropped down to 16.86 per cent in 2017 despite the sanctioned strength increasing by 5 per cent from 2014 to 2017.
Myth #4: Railways has been dragging its feet to implement Kakodkar Committee recommendations.
Reality: High Level Safety Review Committee had made 106 recommendations on various aspects of railway's working. Out of 106, 68 recommendations have been fully accepted out of which 52 have been fully implemented and 16 are under implementation.
Myth #5: Railways has diverted funds to develop fancy projects like Bullet Train.
Reality: Indian Railways has unflinching commitment to the poor and the downtrodden as can be seen by a few
Naveen Kasyap Kambhatla-1 day ago
Rare to see an article in this paper praising NDA minister''s achievement
Mohan Tvm-tvm-1 day ago
Whether UPA or NDA, the accident rate should be reduced to zero. The Railways staff should be obedient, disciplined and well trained. The leftists trade union culture must go. Railways should make use of BIGDATA Analytics to plan with better insights and operate efficiently
Sanjay Goyal-New Delhi-1 day ago
Indian railways is the best railway in the World/
Suresh Prabhu is the best Railway Minister in the World/ Indian Railways is the safest Railway in the World / Indian Railways Staff and workers are bench mark of Integrity and commitment
People have habit of crying and complaining
vijay thommandra-1 day ago
Some people can''t digest facts and figures
Vinodkumar-1 day ago
But Railway under NDA has increased fares directly and indirectly.
Neeraj-Delhi, India-1 day ago
Its news or paid promotion?