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Prabhu must own responsibility for derailment: Congress

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vgane

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I have to admonish the Union Railway Minister...He has not learnt the lessons...Some Maintenance work was going on two days back..Who gave the green signal to aloow the train at normal speed..The buck should stop at the Union Railway Minister...The Minister should do his duty effectively...His incorruptibility alone cannot be the benchmark!!

[h=1]Prabhu must own responsibility for derailment: Congress [/h]August 20, 2017 20:07


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The Congress today said Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu should own responsibility for the Utkal Express derailment and accused him of setting a "new record in laxity".

It also said that no amount of conspiracy theory could absolve the BJP government of blame for the death of 21 passengers.

"The dismal safety record of the Modi government is reflected in 27 major railway accidents since May 2014 which have resulted in the death of 259 passengers and serious injuries to 899," AICC in-charge of communications Randeep Singh Surjewala said.

He said it was time to reset priorities and allocate budget for railway safety protocols vis-a-vis the "bullet train jumlas".

Surjewala said initial reports suggested that a "massive miscommunication" led to derailment of at least 14 coaches of the Haridwar-bound Kalinga-Utkal Express in Khatauli.

"This is a sad commentary on the absence of safeguards as also vulnerability with which the train system operates, not to mention the criminal negligence involved," he said.


The Congress leader alleged that "Prabhu and railway authorities appear to be setting new records of laxity and unpreparedness with regard to the safety and security of passengers".

"Times demand that Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu must own responsibility. Forget bullet trains, 27 train accidents have taken place since the Modi government took office and six major tragedies have taken place in Uttar Pradesh alone in the past 15 months.

"Every time there is an accident, the railway authorities invent a fresh conspiracy to wash their hands of culpability but facts speak otherwise," he said.

Taking a jibe at Prabhu, Surjewala alleged the railway minister, who "continuously unveils grand schemes of privatisation" and spends majority of the time on Twitter, had "utterly failed" to perform his primary duty of securing passengers.


http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2...ent-congress/59ca07879f298b4d1fac5d4a6c2e9987
 

Brahmanyan

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Railway Minister owning responsibility does not solve the problem. The system should be strengthened to avoid such accidents. Instead of jumping to modernisation, Railways should bestow more attention to working of the existing safety systems.
The present Railway Minister is more interested in making money for the Railways, than anything else. He doesn't seem to realise Railways are a public service.

Brahmanyan
Bangalore.
 

tbs

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Railway Minister owning responsibility does not solve the problem. The system should be strengthened to avoid such accidents. Instead of jumping to modernisation, Railways should bestow more attention to working of the existing safety systems.
The present Railway Minister is more interested in making money for the Railways, than anything else. He doesn't seem to realise Railways are a public service.

Brahmanyan
Bangalore.
hi sir,

well said..i agreed....those honest railway ministers are gone....human life need more value...
 

Brahmanyan

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hi sir,

well said..i agreed....those honest railway ministers are gone....human life need more value...
Dear Sri Tbs.,
My brother in law, a retired Director in Railway Board used to tell that the best Railway Minister he had served was (Late) Kengal Hanumanthayya. An honest no nonsense man who could not stand for excuses of the top officials. Another efficient Minister was (Late) Madhavarao Sindia. However major expansion of Railways like doubling took place when Mr Jaffer Sharif was the Railway Minister.
Brahmanyan
Bangalore.
 

Brahmanyan

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Today's edition of "Times of India" carries an editorial on the recent unfortunate rail accident due to derailment of Utkal Express in Khatauli, UP, reflects the public sentiments on the present working of Railways. Here under is an excerpt from the same :
"The current NDA dispensation may be good at painting and selling big visions like that of bullet trains, but what the railways desperately needs is better implementation of routine procedures on the ground. Railway minister Suresh Prabhu did well to begin his innings by not giving into the populist tendency to announce new trains. However, his track record in turning the mass mover into an efficient and safe outfit has been below expectations so far."
(Full editorial is available in the following link
http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatime...nt-highlights-deep-rot-in-railways-processes/)

Brahmanyan
Bangalore.
 

tbs

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hi

every accident comes and go...never learn....same...idhuvum kadanthu pogum....
 

Brahmanyan

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hi

every accident comes and go...never learn....same...idhuvum kadanthu pogum....

True. But that attitude should change. Otherwise the people will change the Parties to get better governance, like they have done in the case of Congress. The present generation is restless. They want development, that too fast development. I am glad the present Government is aware of this and taken up many bold steps to change the lethargy of bureaucracy.

Brahmanyan
Bangalore.
 

krish44

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Lethargy of bureaucracy is in built in our system of governance..

Govt employees have laid back style of functioning which looks like lethargy to general public.

It cannot respond fast enough to fix anything when there is a mishap.

It has been this way since the british days.

In terms of number of employees it simply grew and became massive .

Now to deploy them for efficient governance is very difficult.

The basic inertia is difficult to over come,

All fear that they will become the scapegoat if anything goes wrong and play safe waiting for someone else to decide.

What can a small cog in the beauracratic wheel do by running faster and being efficient?

Now a few fellows in railways have been told to go leave or suspended.

But that will not prevent another accident from happening again.
 

tbs

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Lethargy of bureaucracy is in built in our system of governance..

Govt employees have laid back style of functioning which looks like lethargy to general public.

It cannot respond fast enough to fix anything when there is a mishap.

It has been this way since the british days.

In terms of number of employees it simply grew and became massive .

Now to deploy them for efficient governance is very difficult.

The basic inertia is difficult to over come,

All fear that they will become the scapegoat if anything goes wrong and play safe waiting for someone else to decide.

What can a small cog in the beauracratic wheel do by running faster and being efficient?

Now a few fellows in railways have been told to go leave or suspended.

But that will not prevent another accident from happening again.
hi

in a nutshell ....we can say like this....SAB KUCH CHALTA HAI BAI....this is the attitude after we got independence..
 
J

Jai Shankar

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It is reported in today's news that Suresh Prabhu has tweeted to say that he takes the responsibility for the derailments and offered to quit.

Indian Railway was founded in 1853.

There were rail accidents even before Independence... list is in Wikipedia.....
 

Brahmanyan

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Good that the Railway Minister has owned the responsibility for the Railway accident and offered his resignation. However Mr SureshPrabhu is not the first minister resign over train mishaps. Earlier, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Mamata Banerjee, and Nitish Kumar have also resigned taking moral responsibility for the accidents.

Brahmanyan
Bangalore.
 
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tbs

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Good that the Railway Minister has owned the responsibility for the Railway accident and offered his resignation. However Mr SureshPrabhu is not the first minister resign over train mishaps. Earlier, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Mamata Banerjee, and Nitish Kumar have also resigned taking moral responsibility for the accidents.

Brahmanyan
Bangalore.
hi

i think ...ariyalur railway accident for Lal bahadur shastri in 1954?.....
 
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