`Dragging incidents due to software glitch`

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 22:11

New Delhi: Dismissing suggestions that Delhi
Metro has been encountering problems after he demitted office,
its former chief E Sreedharan on Tuesday said incidents of people
getting dragged by trains were "small" and they were due to
software malfunctioning.

He also threw his weight behind his successor Mangu
Singh, saying he would deliver because he has been with the
organisation for the past 15 years and knows how to manage
things.

Sreedharan, who demited office on December 31 last year,
said a few incidents does not mean that "everything has
collapsed."

Talking to reporters, he said, "In a big organisation
like (Delhi Metro), small things happen. Unfortunately, they
are happening after I left and that does not mean everything
has collapsed. Things will be set alright."

He was responding to questions about incidents of people
being dragged by trains and why they were happening after he
left the organisation.

On a particular incident where a person was dragged by
train for a long distance, Sreedharan said that could be due
to software malfunctioning and it could be set right by the
manufacturer of the train.

"It happens sometime. It is a gadget. It can be set
right," he said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 22:11
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