The Indian Railways has reported no passenger deaths in the country due to train accidents in nearly last 22 months.
Moreover, it plans to edge close to zero fatalities and injuries resulting from train accidents during the current financial year
Further, the reported cases of the number of accidents have declined up to 69 percent.
Railways are aiming to adopt modern safety technology devices to enhance the safety of its passengers.
The Prime Minister believes that railway infrastructure’s development has potential to achieve farfetched effects in the lives of many countrymen.
As per data available, number of consequential accidents too dropped from 55 during the last fiscal to 17 in 2020-21.
Collision, derailment, fire, level crossing accidents and other miscellaneous accidents fall under consequential train accidents.
However, the run-over deaths do not form a part of railway accidents.
Due to the pandemic induced lockdown, train services were minimal which saw a major downfall in the number of deaths.
This is a major accomplishment as 2010-11 claimed 381 lives on tracks, the highest in the last 15 years.
Currently, number of accidents per million train kilometre is one of the lowest worldwide from 0.29 in 2004-05 to 0.05
Indian Railways is planning to implement the Automatic Train Protection (ATP) System to prevent Signal Passing at Danger (SPAD).
For the purpose of improving safety, railways plans to replace conventional Integral Coach Factory-design coaches with Linke Hofmann Busch coaches.
The national transporter has confirmed to do away with 16,238 conventional coaches by 2025 and another 23,090 coaches by 2030.
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