INTENSIFIED SAFETY MEASURES AND REMEDIAL ACTIONS REDUCE UNTOWARD INCIDENCES on Central Railway
Due to continuous efforts, there has been a significant drop in consequential accidents on Central Railway. The figures of consequential accidents over the last few years are as follows:-
2016-17— 24 (53% drop)
2017-18— 11 (April to November)
(Further drop over previous year).
Maximum reduction has been seen in the areas which were earlier considered chronic, such as yard derailments and signal passing at danger. This has been made possible due to following focused efforts by the Central Railway.
1. Elimination of unmanned level crossing gates from broad gauge network. There has not been a single level crossing accident during the last 2 ½ years.
2. Large scale counselling of yard operations staff (pointsmen, guards and loco pilots) to eliminate errors in shunting.
3. Procurement of safety spares for track maintenance on a war footing. The purchase this year is nearly 4 times of the previous year and stands Rs.160 crores as against Rs.40 crores approximately.
4. Inspection and making good the deficiencies to coaching, passenger and freight trains maintenance facilities such as coaching depots, pit lines, rolling in examination points and freight examination points.
5. Extensive night inspection and footplate inspection by officers over entire Central Railway with immediate feedback and correction of deficiencies found.
6. Induction of new and high tech breath analyser for crew lobbies to detect and prevent cases of alcoholism.
7. As a novel initiative, Central Railway have also trained its Disaster Management staff in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Reduction Forces (NDMRF) so that our response to accidents it not only quick but also well co-ordinated.
8. Problematic areas such as water logging at Mazgaon and Wadi Bunder yards have been attended to and muck and dirt accumulated cleared up.
Source : cr.indianrailways.gov.in