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Railways review safety preparedness in 6 zones in aftermath of Kanpur tragedy

The officials and gang-men from East-Central, Eastern, South-East-Central, East coast, North-east frontier and Southern zones participated in the meeting in presence of minister of state for railways Rajen Gohain.

india Updated: Nov 24, 2016 20:49 IST
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A railway employee cuts a railway track at the site of derailment of  Indore-Patna Express.
A railway employee cuts a railway track at the site of derailment of Indore-Patna Express.(Reuters)

Against the backdrop of the recent Indore-Patna Express derailment which left 150 people dead, the Railways on Thursday reviewed its safety preparedness at six vulnerable zones.

The officials and gang-men from East-Central, Eastern, South-East-Central, East coast, North-east frontier and Southern zones participated in the meeting in presence of minister of state for railways Rajen Gohain, a senior railway ministry official said.

He said the zones as of late have been identified as vulnerable for mishaps.

“There has been some concern about safety issues in these zones. More such reviews will follow,” the official said.

Besides senior Railway officials, grassroot workers like track maintainers also participated in the review meeting.

Gohain called upon the Zonal Railways to continue to give top priority to safety in rail operations.