Bengal train accident: Trivedi assures action

Last Updated: Monday, August 1, 2011 - 09:14

New Delhi: Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi
on Sunday said "accountability and responsibility" will be fixed
for the accident involving two trains in West Bengal and
no one found responsible "will be spared".

"Whatever is the position, we will try such accidents do
not happen again. An inquiry has been ordered and no none
found responsible... will be spared. Accountability and
responsibility will be fixed," Trivedi told reporters here.

In order to curb accidents and strengthen safety
measures, he said a railway safety board on the pattern of
DGCA is being thought about seriously by the Railways.

At least one person was killed and 50 were injured when
11 bogies of Guwahati-Bengaluru Express and a passenger train
derailed after a collision this evening at Jamirghata in West
Bengal`s Malda district.

However, Trivedi said, "The body found near the accident
site, it seems, does not relate to the train accident. We are
getting details about it."

The accident occurred between Gour Malda and
Jamirghata stations in Malda division of Eastern Railway at
7:05 pm.

The Railway Minister said, "At the moment the priority
is to coordinate the rescue and relief operation at the
accident site. All possible steps have been taken to help the
affected passengers to reach their destination."

PTI



First Published: Monday, August 1, 2011 - 09:08

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