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Indian Railways struggles to remain on track, staff shortage, low funds, poor safety plague behemoth
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Indian Railways struggles to remain on track, staff shortage, low funds, poor safety plague behemoth

Populist measures like increasing the number of trains by successive governments have put an immense burden on rail tracks making the situation dangerous.

Shaktipunj Express derails: Third train accident in a month shows Indian Railways is rotting from within
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Shaktipunj Express derails: Third train accident in a month shows Indian Railways is rotting from within

Shaktipunj express derailment is only the latest in the steadily increasing number of train accidents across the country. There are systemic reasons behind this.

Utkal Express derailment: RCT to set up special benches to decide compensation claims of victims
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Utkal Express derailment: RCT to set up special benches to decide compensation claims of victims

Special benches of RCT would be held at six places, to expeditiously settle compensation claims of victims of recent Kalinga Utkal and Kaifiyat Express train accidents

Cabinet reshuffle: Suresh Prabhu bids farewell to railway ministry, takes charge as Minister of Commerce
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Cabinet reshuffle: Suresh Prabhu bids farewell to railway ministry, takes charge as Minister of Commerce

Suresh Prabhu bade farewell to the Ministry of Railways and moved on to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, after Piyush Goyal was given charge

As Suresh Prabhu prepares to leave office as railways minister, RTI reply reveals over 370 train mishaps since 2014
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As Suresh Prabhu prepares to leave office as railways minister, RTI reply reveals over 370 train mishaps since 2014

An RTI response to Firstpost reveals that over 370 major train accidents have been recorded since April 2014 across the country

Six bogies of Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express derail near Maharashtra's Asangaon: Rescue ops underway
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Six bogies of Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express derail near Maharashtra's Asangaon: Rescue ops underway

Six bogies of the Nagpur-Mumbai Duranto Express have derailed near Titwala, on the outskirts of Mumbai, on Tuesday.

Shiv Sena slams Centre over rail accidents, says forget bullet train focus on safety first
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Shiv Sena slams Centre over rail accidents, says forget bullet train focus on safety first

Taking a dim view of the 'bullet train' project in the backdrop of recent railway accidents, the Shiv Sena said the Centre should instead focus on safely operating existing trains.

Indian Railways goes off track: Suresh Prabhu may pay price for declining standards of safety, punctuality
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Indian Railways goes off track: Suresh Prabhu may pay price for declining standards of safety, punctuality

Especially in the last week or so, ever since a Cabinet reshuffle became imminent, Suresh Prabhu's position in the government started looking untenable. And when another railway accident occurred on Wednesday morning, it was a near certainty

Air India chief Ashwani Lohani to be new Railway Board chairman; AK Mittal resigns
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Air India chief Ashwani Lohani to be new Railway Board chairman; AK Mittal resigns

Chairman of the Railway Board AK Mittal tendered his resignation to Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday

Utkal Express derailment: Accident highlights fractures in railway's hiring procedures, skill management
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Utkal Express derailment: Accident highlights fractures in railway's hiring procedures, skill management

There are several issues of protocol and governance in India, which can be gleaned from the Utkal Express train accident that occurred on Saturday.

Kaifiyat Express derailment: 74 injured in UP's Auraiya; seven trains diverted as NDRF deployed
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Kaifiyat Express derailment: 74 injured in UP's Auraiya; seven trains diverted as NDRF deployed

Over 70 people were injured after the Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Express derailed near Auraiya district in Uttar Pradesh early on Wednesday

Kaifiyat Express derailment in UP's Auraiya district: No deaths yet, 70 injured; Suresh Prabhu 'personally monitors' situation
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Kaifiyat Express derailment in UP's Auraiya district: No deaths yet, 70 injured; Suresh Prabhu 'personally monitors' situation

Ten coaches of the Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Express derailed in Auraiya district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday morning, resulting in injuries to at least 50 people, in the second rail accident in the state in four days.

Train derailments in India: Number of deaths in 2016-17 were highest in a decade
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Train derailments in India: Number of deaths in 2016-17 were highest in a decade

As many as 1,394 train accidents were reported in India over the past ten years.

Kalinga Utkal Express to resume services from tomorrow after Saturday's derailment that killed 24
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Kalinga Utkal Express to resume services from tomorrow after Saturday's derailment that killed 24

Kalinga Utkal Express train would resume services from Puri on Tuesday and from Haridwar on 25 August after remaining cancelled for a day due to derailment near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh.

Utkal Express derailment: Khatauli residents join hands to save lives, provide aid to accident victims
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Utkal Express derailment: Khatauli residents join hands to save lives, provide aid to accident victims

Men and women, young and old, Hindus and Muslims... Khatauli rose as one when the Kalinga Utkal Express derailed with hundreds of people rushing to rescue passengers trapped in mangled coaches.

Utkal Express derailment: Railway ministry says train accidents have declined in last three years
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Utkal Express derailment: Railway ministry says train accidents have declined in last three years

Under attack after the Utkal Express derailment, the railway ministry said on Monday that there has been a decline in the number of train accidents in the last three years after it initiated a series of safety measures.

Utkal Express derailment: Forced delays at signals, lack of funding could be behind train accidents
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Utkal Express derailment: Forced delays at signals, lack of funding could be behind train accidents

A disproportionate growth in railway traffic, railway infrastructure and serious flaws in the scheduling of trains on some routes could be causing frequent accidents like Saturday's Utkal Express derailment, claims a 2017 research paper

Utkal Express derailment: Train traffic has been restored in Khatauli, says Indian Railways
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Utkal Express derailment: Train traffic has been restored in Khatauli, says Indian Railways

Rail traffic in Khatauli, suspended after a derailment, was restored on Monday, with the first train leaving the spot at 1:21 am, the Northern Railways said

Utkal Express mishap: Railways invites people to be part of inquiry into derailment
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Utkal Express mishap: Railways invites people to be part of inquiry into derailment

The commissioner of railway safety on Sunday invited people to be part of the inquiry into the derailment of the Utkal Express.

Utkal Express derailment: Red Cross sends 100 units of blood for injured
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Utkal Express derailment: Red Cross sends 100 units of blood for injured

The Indian Red Cross Society has sent 100 units of blood to the Meerut Medical College Hospital where most of the injured in Saturday's Utkal Express derailment are being treated.