The deadly accident involving the Patna-Indore Express is believed to have occurred as a result of ignoring repeated danger alerts raised by the loco pilot concerned. According to the driver, senior officials were allegedly warned of the danger early, but they asked the driver to carry on and bring the train to Kanpur.
In Indian Railway the first uniform committee was formed in 1957. The committee recommended Jacket's Battle Dress( Dress worn by army personnel) for loco running staff. From day one we have been protesting against the unsuitability of this type of uniform.
As you aware that the NJCA strike of 11th July was withdrawn due to the assurances of the group of ministers on 30th June 2016, but the same was not adhered till today as four months has lapsed, the issues of 7th CPC are not resolved till today.
21st All India Biennial Conference of All India Loco Running Staff Association was held successfully at “com. Joginder Singh Nagar (Desh Bhakth Yadgar Complex, Jalandhar) on 18 & 19 November 2016. The conference was started with flag hoisting by com. L. Mony, President of All India Loco Running Staff Association and followed by garlanding of Martyrs’ column by leaders and delegates. Before flag hoisting EPTA/DGG placed a revolutionary song.
Calling for stringent measures and sustained efforts towards ensuring quality of signalling works, the Director-General, Signal & Telecommunication, Railway Board Akhil Agrawal said that safety shall remain the prime consideration for the Indian Railways.
Though the railway ministry has been sharply focused on increasing capital expenditure over the last two years, the tragic Indore-Patna Express accident where 142 of the 200 injured have already died—this is the deadliest tragedy since 2010—brings the focus back to where it should always have been, on railway safety.
There are over 200 trains going from Ahmedabad to Mumbai. The first one leaves just after midnight and the last one leaves just before. So there are trains going through the day to cover the 524 km distance.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Saturday travelled in Japan’s famed high-speed Shinkansen bullet train on Saturday. The train is being introduced in India on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad stretch.