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No passenger died due to train accidents over last 22 months, says Piyush Goyal

NEW DELHI: Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal today said that over the past 22 months no single passenger death due to train accidents has been reported.

Speaking about the status of railway bridges in Rajya Sabha, minister Goyal said, “In the last 6 years, we have focused more and more on safety. The last passenger died due to rail accident on March 22, 2019. Around 22 months, we have not had a single report of passenger death due to train accidents. ”

The minister said that the government has focused its attention on the repair and maintenance of the bridge.

The minister said that the government has focused its attention on the repair and maintenance of the bridge.

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“Once before the monsoon, once after the monsoon, we have a very strong system of inspection.

The figures of the major bridges in the final inspection the road under the bridges, and of the road over the bridges are either put on the bridge itself or nearest railway station, ”Goyal. They said.

He furthers added that the general public can be aware of how the railways are maintaining the bridges, which will build confidence. The government has gone through a detailed reorganization of the Railway Board.

“In the newly restructured railway board, for the first time we have designated a Director-General of safety, whose total focus will be on security,” he said.

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