Holding Railway Board chairman or a member solely responsible for accidents due to operational reasons is not right in every instance
The Congress on Wednesday accused railways minister Suresh Prabhu of having "utterly failed" in his job and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sack him.
After two train accidents in four days, Indian Railways to hire over two lakh workers to make travel safer
Indian Railways has reported decided to hire close to two lakh workers over the next few years.
Train derailments in India: Congress can criticise Suresh Prabhu but data shows accidents are on the decline since 2014
On Sunday, the Congress accused railway minister Suresh Prabhu of "failing to perform his primary responsibility to secure passenger safety" and stated that he must accept responsibility for the Uttar Pradesh train accident which left 22 dead and 156 injured.
Commissioner for Railway Safety Shailesh Pathak visited Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh's Muzffarnagar where 14 coaches of Kalinga Utkal Express derailed on Saturday claiming 22 lives.
Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha on Monday said there would be unprecedented action against those found guilty in the inquiry report of the Kalinga-Utkal Express derailment.
An FIR has been registered against unknown persons in the derailment of Kalinga Utkal Express in Muzaffarnagar district, police said in Lucknow on Sunday.
Utkal Express derailment: Over 50 discharged, 102 still receiving treatment, says BJP leader Satish Mahana
Kalinga-Utkal Express had derailed in Muzaffarnagar last evening, killing 21 people. A senior Uttar Pradesh official had said that 156 people were injured
Blaming "criminal negligence" for the Uttar Pradesh train accident, the Congress on Sunday said Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu must accept responsibility since he "failed to perform his primary duty to secure passenger safety".
President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday condoled the loss of lives in the Utkal Express accident that derailed at Uttar Pradesh's Khatauli on Saturday
Railway tracks damaged by the derailment of the Kalinga-Utkal Express in Uttar Pradesh will be repaired by Sunday night and traffic restored, officials said.
Rescue operations at Khatauli in Muzaffaranagar, where the Kalinga Utkal Express had derailed, concluded on Sunday morning with the death toll climbing to 24