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Accidents have decreased by 40-45 per cent, says Railway chief

Press Trust of India  |  Bilaspur 

Chairman Ashwani Lohani today said that train accidents had come down by 40-45 per cent in the current financial year as compared to the previous fiscal.

Hoping that train mishaps would further decrease, Lohani said the transporter's this year was to address safety and maintenance issues.

Speaking to reporters here, Lohani said that priority would be given to electrification, served in trains and cleanliness of trains and railway premises.

He informed that by June, 500 railway stations would get facility as part of the Union government's initiative.

Reply to a query on increasing long-distance trains and their stoppages, Lohani said that capacity augmentation was currently underway and a decision on this would be taken later.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 22:55 IST