Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw made a visit to the site of the devastating train accident in Odisha, where over 230 people lost their lives and approximately 900 were injured. The accident involved the Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express, the Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express, and a goods train.
During his visit, Vaishnaw emphasized that the main focus at this stage is on conducting rescue and relief operations. The priority is to ensure that survivors are rescued and provided with the necessary medical assistance and support. The minister praised the efforts of the rescue teams and emergency services in their dedicated response to the tragedy.
Vaishnaw also announced that the Commissioner of Railway Safety, South East Circle, will conduct a thorough inquiry into the Odisha train accident. The investigation aims to ascertain the cause of the collision and provide a comprehensive report on the incident. Once the Commissioner submits the report, the exact reasons behind the accident will be known.
The railway minister expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and assured them that all possible measures will be taken to prevent similar accidents in the future. The safety and well-being of passengers remain a top priority, and the ministry will work towards enhancing safety protocols and implementing necessary reforms.
As the investigation proceeds, the focus will be on understanding any lapses in the railway system, infrastructure, or operational procedures that may have contributed to the accident. The findings will guide the authorities in implementing corrective measures and ensuring a safer railway network.
The visit by Ashwini Vaishnaw to the Odisha train accident site highlights the government’s commitment to addressing the aftermath of the tragedy and taking swift action to assist the affected individuals and their families. The nation mourns the loss of lives and stands united in supporting those impacted by this unfortunate incident.