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Railways to seek Rs 1 lakh crore to prevent accidents

  • Rattled by a spate of train accidents in which several lives were lost, Railways today said “enough is enough” and any “laxity on safety front is not acceptable” as it decided to seek Rs 1 lakh crore funds from the Finance ministry for safety upgrade.
  • Railway minister has shown serious concern over the derailments in the recent past, asked general managers of all zones to “pull up their socks”.
  • While four persons including two foreign nationals were killed in two accidents last Saturday, there were twin derailments in MP on August 7 in which 30 passengers died.
  • Mumbai suburban rail service also witnessed two derailments in last few days.
  • Chairman Railway Board (CRB) AK Mital said Railways is finalising a safety plan at an estimated cost of about Rs 1 lakh crore.

Source: ET

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