Odisha Train Accident: Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav has ordered a high-level inquiry regarding the triple train accident in Odisha. Now 238 passengers have died in this accident, while more than 900 people have been injured. Meanwhile, politics has also started. Opposition leaders have demanded resignation from Ashwini Vaishnav.
In fact, on Friday, the Chennai-bound Coromandel Express derailed near Bahanaga Bazar station in Odisha’s Balasore and collided with the Howrah-bound Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express. After this the derailed coaches of Coromandel collided with a goods train parked there. This is the second biggest accident after independence.
TMC spokesperson raised questions on the accident
Trinamool Congress spokesperson Saket Gokhale said that 3 trains met with an accident due to alleged signal failure, it is shocking. These are serious questions that need to be answered.
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My fervent prayers for those affected & their families.
As of now, the casualties stand at 233 dead & over 900 injured.
That an alleged signaling failure led…
— Saket Gokhale (@SaketGokhale) June 3, 2023
Saket Gokhale said that it is not yet known that the three trains collided with each other. Initial reports said that the Bengaluru-Howrah train on the down line derailed at 6.55 pm and Coromandel on the up line at 7 pm. The derailed coaches of the Coromandel first collided with the Bengaluru-Howrah and then the goods train.
— ANI (@ANI) June 3, 2023
Ajit Pawar asked for resignation
On the other hand, Nationalist Congress Party leader Ajit Pawar said that when such accidents used to happen earlier, the Railway Minister used to resign. But now no one is ready to speak.
This is an unfortunate incident, the railway department should investigate it and take action against those who are guilty. Railways should give importance to the lives of the passengers. Earlier railway minister used to resign on such train accidents, but now no one is ready to speak: NCP leader Ajit Pawar#BalasoreTrainAccident pic.twitter.com/Sd1YTzAk7N
— ANI_HindiNews (@AHindinews) June 3, 2023
CPI leader said- Government’s focus only on luxury trains
CPI leader Binoy Viswam has accused the government of focusing only on luxury trains. Binoy Viswam tweeted that the government’s focus is only on luxury trains. Trains and tracks of common people are neglected. The deaths in Odisha are the result of this. Railway minister should resign.
Hope he doesn’t resign, Ashwini vaishnav is one of finest performing minister in Modi’s cabinet.
This all Seems Sabotage https://t.co/KIPG5MWZFZ
— Juno. (@salingreser) June 3, 2023
Coromandel train accident: Questions are being raised on ‘Kavach’
Questioning the triple train accident in Odisha, many social media users are questioning the ‘Kavach’ safety system. Users are also posting videos of Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav. Actually, Kavach is an anti-train collision system and Indian Railways is in the process of installing it in its network. Kavach alerts when a loco pilot crosses a signal. Kavach can control the brakes and stop the train automatically when it notices another train on the same line within the prescribed distance.
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