Govt not taking steps to avoid rail mishaps: Jaganmohan Reddy

ReddyReddy blamed the central govt for not taking the appropriate measures.

YSR Congress President Jaganmohan Reddy on Saturday blamed the Central government for not taking appropriate measures to avoid railway mishaps such as the Bangalore-Nanded train fire tragedy that claimed 26 lives.

Whenever accidents take place, government constitutes a commission and grants ex-gratia to the relatives of the dead, without putting into practice suggestions made in the report, he told reporters at the Sathya Sai Prashantinilayam railway station.

"I ask this government and the Railway Minister (that) why ain't the commission reports coming forth? What (remedial) action has it taken," he said.

The government needs to give confidence to the passengers by taking appropriate measures to implement the technical suggestions made by the commissions, Reddy said. "If you think bogies have to be revamped, why aren't we doing it? How many times we will say short-circuit is the reason. How many times we will say fire extinguishers were there but not working? This has to end somewhere," Reddy said.

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