New Delhi: In order to prevent accidents at the Mumbai railway station, the Central Railways is planning to install blue light at the gate of coaches which will guide the passengers about the train movement. The information was shared at the micro-blogging site Twitter by Union Minister Piyush Goyal. Also Read - What Will Happen to Mumbai Local Trains if Complete Lockdown is Imposed in Maharashtra?
He tweeted, “In Mumbai, for the passengers climbing in the train, blue light is being installed at the gate of the coach, who will guide the passengers that the train has started. It will prevent accidents when the passengers are trying to bode the train.” The minister also shared a video in the tweet. Also Read - Maharashtra: Planning For State-wide Lockdown Underway, Final Announcement Likely Tomorrow, Says Minister
The suburban railway is considered the lifeline of Mumbai, but thousands of people lost their lives in train accidents every year. The accidents happen when the passengers are either crossing the track or falling from the moving train. It is reported that 3,014 people lost their lives in accidents on rail tracks in the city in 2017.
Recently, the railway ministry decided to take disciplinary action against Union minister Jitendra Singh’s OSD for casting aspersions against its minister Piyush Goyal and questioning the wisdom of senior government officials in an article. Railway Board Secretary Ranjanesh Sahai had written to the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) asking for the immediate repatriation of Sanjiv Kumar, a 2005 batch officer of the Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS) for “breach of official decorum and misconduct”.
The article clearly mentions that all is not good in the Railway ministry. It needs the immediate intervention of the Prime Minister’s Office, said an officer requesting anonymity.