Eight train mishaps caused by Maoists this year: RS informed
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Last Updated: Friday, July 30, 2010, 21:38
New Delhi: Government today said there has been a rise in Maoist attacks on critical infrastructure of Railways and this year so far eight train accidents have been reported in which the Naxals were responsible, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Friday.

There were six train accidents due to sabotage by Maoists reported during 2008 and three accidents in 2009. Eight train accidents have been reported up to June this year in which Maoists are involved, Minister of State for Railways, E Ahamed said in a written reply.

He, however, added several measures are being taken by the Railways for safety of passengers, which includes escorting of trains in vulnerable areas by GRP and RPF.

Coordination meetings are also being held regularly with the state administrations at district levels to prevent any mishaps, the minister said.


First Published: Friday, July 30, 2010, 21:38

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