Bhopal: Two trains – Kamayani Express and Janata Express derailed at Kudwa near Harda in Madhya Pradesh in central India last night killing at least 24 passengers .
According to reports received here, several coaches fell into a river and many passengers were washed away.
In a message, the PM has said: “The two train accidents in Madhya Pradesh are deeply distressing. Deeply pained over the loss of lives. Condolences to families of deceased. My prayers with the injured. Authorities are doing everything possible on the ground. The situation is being monitored very closely.”
On the twin train accident, Ashwani Lohani, Commissioner Madhya Pradesh Department of Tourism & MD State Toursm Development Corporation, who has earlier headed as CAO Indian Railway Organization for Alternate Fuels IROAF), wrote on facebook: “The train accident near Harda is indeed saddening. My heart goes out to the passengers who passed away and those who are injured in this tragic accident. Yet I wonder, shall we ever realize that such incidents are merely a symptom of a malaise that has at its core, processes that are outdated and extremely complex, and a management structure that needs to be radically changed. All committees set up so far to look at this giant monolith have suggested structural and process reforms, but these suggestions have been in vain.” Shall we ever be serious about waking up and setting this great organization right, Lohani wonders?