SPATE OF FATAL TRAIN DERAILMENT-DISASTERS IN INDIA
On many routes of India`s vast rail-network the Track Quality does not match the increasing traffic load, the tracks have to carry. This is the underlying factor of the frequent Train Derailment-Disasters.
Since decades UNDERFUNDING and backlog in LONG-TERM CAPITAL INVESTMENT SCHEMES of long-term certainty for Safety related infrastructure and rail-track works and ORGANIZATIONAL SHORTCOMINGS and CONSTRAINTS in achieving on all rail-tracks the laid down quality standards ail Indian Railways.
The ability to make long-term plans for Safety related infrastructure maintenance works has suffered in the past from lack of available funds and recourses and uncertainty about budget provisions.
The new appointed Minister of Railways, Mr. Piyush Goyal faces the challenge to come to a CAPACITY AND FUNDING AGREEMENT with the Government, that will give certainty over a 15 year period, guaranteeing healthy and sound rail-tracks of required quality. He will has to organize to overcome the mismatch between the quality standards as laid down and as achieved in the fields
On healthy and sound modern rail-tracks of high quality there will be ZERO derailments. Other countries around the globe with rail-tracks of high quality do not face frequent train-derailments.
Message: When Wheels, Rails and Rail-Tracks are kept in healthy and sound condition, then there will be no fatal Derailment-Disaster.
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