29-09-2017 11:00 AM | Lathika Saju | My Indian Dream
Minister stresses the need for enhanced safety measures for Railways
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal expressed his concerns about safety in Indian Railways and said that making rail travel safer is a very pressing and urgent need. He was speaking at an event in New Delhi where he informed that ISRO, Rail Tech & Indian Railways are looking to work together to see how space technology can be used to make travel safer.
The safety of passengers is of paramount importance and to achieve that he announced a slew of measures. These include installation of CCTV cameras in coaches and stations for enhanced security.
He also said that all RPF and TTEs on duty should be in proper uniform while on duty to bring transparency.
Goyal stated that 30-35 percent accidents occur at unmanned level crossings due to which it was decided that all unmanned level crossings will be removed within a year. Earlier the target for removal of unmanned crossings was set for three years. He said that around 5,000 unmanned level crossings need to be removed in the next one year.
The minister is leaving no stone unturned to ensure maximum safety in rail travel. On September 7, he had chaired a high-level meeting with top Railway Board officials on train safety in New Delhi.
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