Vinay Singhal, Gurgaon
Make Railways safer
It was heartbreaking news that over 37 pilgrims including children were killed when they were run over a train in Bihar. The tragedy raises a lot of serious questions. Is it okay to boast that the Railways is one of the largest rail network in the world if it is definitely not one of the safest Isnt it possible to place a speed restriction at places such as the ill-fated Dhamara Ghat railway station especially in the backdrop of the possibility of huge crowds crossing the tracks Why does the Railways not pay attention to constructing even basic facilities like foot over-bridges and service roads Dont we have the required technology and funds to improve the passenger services Finally, whoever is found culpable for the Bihar train accident should be taken to task. The Centre should not brush aside this as another accident and instead must concentrate on improving the overall safety of the train commuters as soon as possible.
P Senthil Saravana Durai, Mumbai