1. Jammu Rajdhani Express derails at New Delhi Railway station

Jammu Rajdhani Express derails at New Delhi Railway station

In another incident of train derailment in the country, Jammu Rajdhani express today went off tracks at the New Delhi Railway station today

By: | New Delhi | Updated: September 14, 2017 8:45 AM
Jammu Rajdhani Express, Jammu Rajdhani Express DERAILS, NEW DELHI STATION, TRAIN DERAILS, Jammu Rajdhani Express TIMING In another incident of train derailment in the country, Jammu Rajdhani express today went off tracks at the New Delhi Railway station today

In another incident of train derailment in the country, Jammu Rajdhani express today went off tracks at the New Delhi Railway station today, according to Indian Express report. It has been learnt that the incident occurred at 6 am when the guard coach of the train, which was arriving, derailed at the station. No injuries or casualties have been reported, ANI reported. This comes after three trains had derailed on September 7.

Three trains jumped off the tracks and another derailment was averted on September 7 in Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi and Maharashtra within a span of nine hours, the latest in a string of such incidents which saw the exit of Suresh Prabhu as railway minister in the Cabinet reshuffle. The first derailment occured at 6:25 am when seven coaches of the Jabalpur-bound Shaktipunj Express went off the tracks near the Obra Dam station in UP’s Sonbhadra district. Within hours, at around 11:45 pm, the Ranchi-Delhi Rajdhani Express derailed near Minto bridge in the national capital, leaving one person injured. These were followed by yet another derailment of a goods train in Maharashtra’s Khandala at 3:55 pm, railway officials said.

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An accident was averted after locals spotted a fracture in a track between Farrukhabad and Fatehgarh in UP, minutes before the Kalindi Express was scheduled to pass the place, officials said in Farrukhabad. Ironically, these mishaps occurred on a day Piyush Goyal, the new railway minister, chaired a high-level meeting with Railway Board officials to discuss ways for ensuring safe operation of trains. The spate of derailments over the past few weeks has raised concerns over the safety of railway operations despite large-scale overhaul of the infrastructure of the public sector transporter in the last couple of years.

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    Hari
    Sep 14, 2017 at 3:42 pm
    The railway is a most corrupt organization made by past UPA govt when this organization is used as grazing field by different parties prized by Manmohan govt for support for his govt when corrupt leaders like Laloo, Mamta, Ramvilas Paswan etc were given railways to loot railways which crippled economy and working badly. The corruption reached its peak at that time. So it is not an easy task to run this railway smoothly unless drastic steps are taken to flush out corrupts by dismissing and convicting them for accidents and mishaps as most of the employees are corrupt and irresponsible. The railway minister should work hard sincerely and honestly to gear up working of defunct railways.
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      Hari
      Sep 14, 2017 at 3:41 pm
      The railway is a most corrupt organization made by past UPA govt when this organization is used as grazing field by different parties prized by Manmohan govt for support for his govt when corrupt leaders like Laloo, Mamta, Ramvilas Paswan etc were given railways to loot railways which crippled economy and working badly. The corruption reached its peak at that time. So it is not an easy task to run this railway smoothly unless drastic steps are taken to flush out corrupts by dismissing and convicting them for accidents and mishaps as most of the employees are corrupt and irresponsible. The railway minister should work hard sincerely and honestly to gear up working of defunct railways.
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        Kumar Gupt
        Sep 14, 2017 at 11:42 am
        This speaks volumes about our actual readiness to introduce the much talked about and Hon'ble PM Modi's dream project of introducing the BULLET TRAINS in India. But if one goes by the unprecedentedly poor and shocking safety record of the Indian Railways, the moot question remains whether India should still go ahead with the same even during next ten years? For God's sake, first think about the passengers' safety by ensuring that our 'existing" trains properly run on the railway tracks only. Needless to say, the image of the Indian Railways gets badly tarnished with each such accident which could possibly be attributed to the manual failure. However, it may not be worthy of it to expect some magical results on this front in the near future too. Let those actually responsible for these growing number of train accidents truly face the music. Mind you, no lip services please! An old saying also says: A s ch in time saves nine.
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          Chinmay_bastia
          Sep 14, 2017 at 2:19 pm
          Right Bro...
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          Kumar Gupt
          Sep 14, 2017 at 11:37 am
          This speaks volumes about our actual readiness to introduce the much talked about and Hon'ble PM Modi's dream project of introducing the BULLET TRAINS in India. But if one goes by the unprecedentedly poor and shocking safety record of the Indian Railways, the moot question remains whether India should still go ahead with the same even during next ten years? For God's sake, first think about the passengers' safety by ensuring that our 'existing" trains properly run on the railway tracks only. Needless to say, the image of the Indian Railways gets badly tarnished with each such accidents which could possibly be attributed to the manual failure. However, it may be worthy of it to expect some magical results on this front in the near future too. Let those actually responsible for these growing number of train accidents truly face the music. Mind you, no lip services please! An old saying says: A s ch in time saves nine.
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            Vimal
            Sep 14, 2017 at 10:07 am
            Modi's achievement! congratulations to him on behalf of all sankis in the world. A TOTAL OF EIGHT TRAIN ACCIDENTS WITHIN 15 DAYS! More than one accidents on every couple of days. RIDICULOUS! The villains in the recurring Railway accidents are (1) Despite enhanced railway fare, no maintenance or modernisation is undertaken, (2) No addition of rolling stock, (3) No modernisation of signal systems, (4) The ALL THE MORE IMPORTANT POINT THAT RAILWAY HAS NO FINANCIAL POWERS WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE FINANCE MINISTER. THE CANCELLATION OF SEPARATE RAILWAY BUDGET IS A TRAGEDY FOR RAILWAYS. EVEN FOR ROUTINE MAINTENANCE ALSO, THE REQUIRED FUNDS NEED TO BE APPROVED AND RELEASED BY THE FINANCE MINISTRY. THIS PROCESS IS VERY TIME CONSUMING AS THE FILES WILL MOVE IN THE ASCENDING DESCENDING ORDERS FROM ATTENDANT TO CEO TO ATTENDANT IN BOTH MINISTRIES AND HENCE THERE IS INORDINATE DELAY.
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              Indra
              Sep 14, 2017 at 8:53 am
              Instead of misusing money in building bullet train, government should repair the railway track
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                Vinay
                Sep 14, 2017 at 8:43 am
                It is getting increasingly clear Railways dont like BJP government. The government will have to be changed. It will surely be, in 2019.
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