Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], July 4 (ANI): Senior Congress chief and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh have demanded Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw’s resignation within the wake of the triple practice tragedy in Odisha that claimed lives of 288 passengers.
Digvijay Singh expressed grief over the tragedy that came about on Friday night and concerned Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Specific, Coromandel Specific and a items practice on three separate tracks at Bahanaga Bazar Station within the Balasore district of Odisha.
“When Railways Minister repeatedly says that our system is fool-proof and any extreme accident can’t occur then how this occurred… He (Ashwini Vaishnaw) is an ex-IAS officer of Odisha cadre, the place this tragedy has taken place. There may be an instance the place in such a practice accident, Lal Bahadur Shastri had resigned from his publish,” stated Digvijaya Singh informed reporters on Saturday.
“We don’t count on this from PM Modi’s cupboard, but when he (Ashwini Vaishnaw) has a bit little bit of disgrace, he ought to resign,” the Congress chief stated.
Earlier Congress chief and former chief minister of Maharashtra Prithviraj Chavan additionally demanded the railway minister’s resignation. “We demand the resignation of the Railway Minister, he ought to supply voluntary resignation and comply with the custom of Lal Bahadur Shastri,” Chavan stated.
He stated that the report of the inquiry must be made public.
“Based on the preliminary info, it’s a sign failure and such incidents have by no means occurred earlier than. It’s a very unlucky accident and the inquiry should be public…there needs to be a dialogue on such accidents,” Chavan stated.
In the meantime, the restoration work is underway at Odisha’s Balasore the place two passenger trains and a items carriage had been concerned in a horrific accident.
Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO), of South Japanese Railway, Aditya Kumar stated that the capsized bogies have been eliminated and the work of connecting the observe is occurring from one facet.
“Capsized bogies have been eliminated…Two bogies of products practice even have been eliminated…work of connecting observe is occurring from one facet…will end the work as quickly as attainable,” Aditya Kumar informed ANI.
The Indian Air Power (IAF) deployed Mi-17 helicopters for the evacuation of the deceased and injured. Based on the Japanese Command, IAF coordinated the rescue efforts with the civil administration and Indian Railways.
The preliminary report on the tragedy stated the three-way accident concerned Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Specific, the Coromandel Specific and a items practice on three separate tracks at Bahanaga Bazar Station in Balasore district. As many as 17 coaches of those two passenger trains had been derailed and severely broken within the accident on Friday night. (ANI)
This report is auto-generated from ANI information service. ThePrint holds no duty for its content material.