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In the wake of a series of recent train accidents in the country, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has suggested out-of-turn promotions for those railway emplyees who take timely action to avert mishaps. Speaking at a review meeting with senior officials of theSouth Western Railway, he asserted that such schemes will boost the morale of the staff. Terming the recent train accidents as "unfortunate", Goyal called upon the railway staff to work diligently for ensuring complete safety in running trains, a release by the South Western Railway said. "The minister suggested various schemes such as granting out-of-turn promotion for the staff who take timely actionto avert accidents.
He said such schemes will go a longway in boosting the morale of the staff," it said. The BJP leader emphasised that safety shall be given top mostpriority and track renewal works be taken up expeditiously. He also asked the Railways to develop an action plan for eliminating unmanned level crossing gates in a year's time, instead of 2019-20 as planned earlier.
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