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Highest Priority To Safety In Train Operations: Shri Piyush Goyal

Posted : 12 February 2018 01:18:25 | By TWO Bureau | TWO Bureau

Highest Priority To Safety In Train Operations: Shri Piyush Goyal

The Union Minister for Railways and Coal Shri Piyush Goyal has reiterated that Railways accord highest priority to safety in train operations. Supportive data shows Consequential train accidents have declined from 195 in 2006-07 to 107 in 2015-16 and further to 104 in 2016-17. In the current financial year 2017-18 also, consequential train accidents decreased from 95 to 65  from 01/04/2017 to 31/01/2018 in comparison to corresponding period of the previous year.

A statement showing type-wise number of consequential train accidents during 2006-07 to 2016

17 and the current year 2017-18 is given below:-

 

Type of Accident

2006-07

2007- 08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013

-14

2014

-15

2015

-16

 

2016-17

2017-18     (01/04/17

 to 31/01/18)

Collision

8

8

13

9

5

9

6

4

5

3

5

3

Derailments

96

100

85

80

80

55

49

53

63

65

78

50

MLC Accidents

7

12

7

5

5

7

5

4

6

6

0

1

Fire in Train

4

5

3

2

2

4

9

7

6

0

1

0

Miscella--neous

8

4

7

4

1

2

0

3

5

4

0

0

UMLC accidents

72

65

62

65

48

54

53

47

50

29

20

11

Total

195

194

177

165

141

131

122

118

135

107

104

65

 

 

The above figures also include accidents at unmanned level crossings (UMLCs) caused mainly due to negligence of road vehicle users. 

Accidents Per Million Train Kilometers, an important index of safety, has come down from 0.23 in 2006-07 to 0.10 in 2015-16 and further to 0.09 in the year 2016-17 despite quantum increase in the volume of traffic carried by Indian Railways over the years. This figure is expected to come down in the current financial year 2017-18 also.

 

A statement showing broad cause-wise beak-up of consequential train accidents including accidents at unmanned level crossings during 2006-07 to 2016-17 and the current financial year             2017-18 (from 01/04/2017 to 31/01/2018) is given below:

Causes of Accident

2006-2007

2007-2008

2008-2009

2009-2010

2010-2011

2011 - 2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014

-

2015

2015

-

2016

2016

-

2017

 

2017

-

2018

Failure of Railway staff

85

88

75

63

56

52

46

51

60

55

64

35

Failure of other than Railway staff

84

81

76

75

57

63

59

57

58

38

22

14

Failure of equipment 

9

9

0

6

5

5

6

3

4

2

2

0

Sabotage

8

7

13

14

16

6

3

3

3

1

2

1

Combination of factors

1

0

4

1

3

1

0

0

0

1

3

1

Incidental

7

8

5

4

4

3

7

4

8

9

7

4

Could not be established/Non- Held

1

1

4

2

0

1

1

0

2

1

0

0

Under Investigation

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

10

Grand Total

195

194

177

165

141

131

122

118

135

107

104

65

 

Modern technologies that lower reliance on human element and improve efficiency of the system are being adopted.  Self Propelled Ultrasonic Rail Testing (SPURTZ Car) is under procurement, Trail of Ultrasonic Broken Rail Detection System is underway.  TPWS (Train Protection and Warning System) and TCAS (Train Collision Avoidance System) as means of Automatic Train Protection to prevent accidents due to over speeding & passing signal at danger is being adopted.  TPWS System is under implementation at 3330 RKMs section on Suburban/High-density Route. It is planned to install the same on Golden quadrilateral and diagonal route by 2023.

 

There is no shortage of fund for safety related works. Expenditure on safety 2014-15, ?42304 cr, in 2015-16 ?45516 cr, 2016-17 ?55918 cr and RE of 2017-18 is ?68725 cr and BE of 2018-19 is ?73065 cr.  An additional allocation of 6.3% has been made in the Budget of 2018-19 as compared to 2017-18.

Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh (RRSK) has been created with a corpus of ?100000 cr for making additional funds available for safety related works.

  1. Various essential items like FoBs, Platforms, pathway, track fittings, running rooms, escalators, etc. have been reclassified as safety works and have been made available for funding under RRSK.
  2. (Unmanned Level Crossings) UMLCs on A, B & C routes have been decided to be closed by MARCH, 2018. Closure of the remaining UMLCs is top priority. In the Gate Mitras are being provided at vulnerable gates. As of November, 2017, all the 4236 numbers of UMLCs gate on Broad Gauge have been provided with Gate Mitra.
  3. For the first time, a global tender for purchase of rails to alleviate shortage of rails for (Total Rail Replacement) TRR and new works is under process.



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