Twitter user ‘flagged’ danger at Delhi railway station 5 days before derailment
A Twitter user has claimed he had warned the railway ministry about a potential mishap at Delhi’s Shivaji Bridge, five days before the Ranchi Rajdhani express derailed near the stationUpdated: Sep 08, 2017 16:34 IST
A Twitter user has claimed he had warned the railway ministry about a potential mishap at Delhi’s Shivaji Bridge, five days before the Ranchi Rajdhani express derailed near the station on Thursday.
Rakesk Kumar Kaushik tweeted a photograph to @RailMinIndia on September 2, drawing its attention to a damaged portion of a railway track near the station. Kaushik tweeted at 10.47am and got @RailMinIndia’s response in 25 minutes. The ministry’s tweet asked Delhi Division of the Northern Railway to “look into the matter”.
DRM Delhi then forwarded the complaint to @srden-cdli for necessary action. However, there was no reply to the tweet.
@srden_cdli Look into the matter.— DRMDELHI (@drmdelhi) September 2, 2017
Besides the derailment of Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express barely 200 metres away from New Delhi station, two more train mishaps took place on Thursday. Those involved in rescue operation said that a crack on the rail could have triggered the accident. The Railways, however, has brushed aside the allegations and claim that only a proper investigation will ascertain the cause.
Twitter users who spotted the tweet have criticized the Railways for the ‘criminal negligence’ and called for action against the officials.
Damaged, worn out tracks at Shivaji Bridge pointed out by a passenger five days ago. Ministry responded on Twitter. Today, a derailment. https://t.co/fjasnEYVi4— Manish (@jimanish) September 7, 2017
Anyone can help through the information but at ground level it's duty of department not civilian, here DRM guilty bcoz he only retweeted .. pic.twitter.com/uW7P0eVG6W— Arvind Vishwakarma (@arvindxj) September 7, 2017
did u fail to address this problem ? today accident was because of this and at same place in delhi ??@RailMinIndia kindly check— Navin Tyagi (@NavinKTyagi) September 7, 2017
First Published: Sep 08, 2017 15:46 IST