15 cases of fire in trains in last five months, railway board sounds alarm

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By: PTI | New Delhi |
Published: June 8, 2018 2:57:26 pm


In the letter the board has pointed out zone-wise how lack of proper maintenance as well as monitoring of goods being loaded in trains had led to such accidents. (Representational Image)

Fifteen cases of fire-related accidents have been reported in trains in the last five months primarily due to improper maintenance of rolling stock and lack of supervision, a Railway Board letter has said, instructing zonal railways to take corrective measures to minimise such incidents in the future.

The letter addressed to all General Managers of zones states that such incidents have shown ‘laxity in maintenance of rolling stock’ and preventive action must be taken in this regard.

“In the last five months, there are 15 cases of fire accidents/incidents reported over zonal…

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