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April 25, 2018

Instead of bullet trains, Modi Government should ensure railway safety: CPI(M)

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twin train accidentsNew Delhi: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has raised the issue of “abysmal safety standards” and pulled up the Government on the twin train accidents near Harda in Madhya Pradesh.

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) has expressed its shock at the twin train accidents in Madhya Pradesh during the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday in which 30 people have died and many injured. The Kamayani Express and the Janata Express going on parallel tracks were derailed and some of the coaches fell into the adjoining river.

Accidents on the railways are happening with alarming regularity. Yet, the Railway Ministry and the Government have not woken up to the dire conditions of the railways and the abysmal safety standards. As usual, an enquiry will be conducted by the Commissioner of Railway Safety with no real outcome, the CPI (M) has said in a statement.
bullet trainCPI(M) has demanded that instead of pursuing grandiose projects such as bullet trains, the Modi government should get down to giving priority to safety in the railway system and ensuring that the track, signaling and safety equipment are upgraded without delay.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) has conveyed its condolences to all those who have lost their family members in this tragedy.

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2 Responses “Instead of bullet trains, Modi Government should ensure railway safety: CPI(M)”

  1. Satyanand
    August 7, 2015 at 10:11 am

    I feel improving air traffic will be more beneficial and cost effective than running Bullet trains. Most Bullet trains incur loss. Per capita per km investment should be less in providing cheap air travel facilities

  2. ak sinha
    August 7, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Rly safety first is utmost priority but planning nd aspiring to run bullet train is not a sin as left thinks about any endeavour of nda.

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