December 11, 2018

Railways has achieved its best ever safety record this year, thanks to a proactive & aggressive approach at eliminating Unmanned Level Crossings and improving all-round safety standards

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal. (Virendra Singh Gosain/Hindustan Times via GettyImages) 

“Railways records 73 train mishaps in 2017-18, lowest in 35 years”, “Railways’ safety record in 2017-2018 best in 57 years”, “Railways eliminates from 4 zones” — these are a few headlines which have appeared in major publications over the last two years. Despite this, the Railways’ assertion that it has significantly improved its safety record is often met with scepticism, mostly by the , but in some cases, by right-minded people too.



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