Thousands of people are killed or maimed yearly due to serious Railway accidents. The latest is the Kalinga Utakal express accident yesterday in which more than 20 are killed and more than 400 severely wounded as per reports. We express our heartfelt condolences to the relatives of the deceased.
It is reported that the terrorist angle is being examined. May or may not be.
But the reports of most of the accidents have pointed to old tracks and lack of timely repairs. Number of trains and speed is increased but there has been no increase in workers. Actually the number of workers are reduced.
Wake up Railway Minister! It is the valuable lives of people that are at stake. If you feel that you are unable to improve the present situation, it is better to get out and entrust to a better man.