Kapil Sibal slams government over Odisha train accident


Rajya Sabha MP on Sunday Kapil Sibal He attacked the government over the train accident Orissa And said that a minister cannot handle large ministries like railways as well as communication, electronics and information technology, as was being done by Ashwini Vaishnav.

At least 288 people were killed and over 1100 injured in the fatal crash involving two passenger trains and a freight train in Odisha’s Balasore district, one of the country’s worst train accidents.

“Ashwani Vaishnav, IT and Electronics Minister, Railway Minister. No railway budget. No accountability. A minister cannot deal with such big ministries. Bullet trains. Vande Bharat. Serve the extraordinary, leave the ordinary! Disaster. Prescription!” Kapil Sibal said in a tweet.

Tragedy derailed the total; 257(2017-18); 526 (2018-19); 399 (2019-20)…Reasons (CAG): 1)Maintenance of track (167); 2) Deviation of track standards (149) 3) Bad driving (144) Rs 1 lakh crore allocated in 2017-22 for safety, Railways fails to deposit even Rs 5000 crore every year!” he tweeted. claimed

Sibal, who was a Union minister during the UPA 1 and UPA 2 governments, quit the Congress in May last year and was elected to the Rajya Sabha as an independent member with the support of the Samajwadi Party.

He recently launched the non-electoral platform ‘Insaaf’, which aims to fight injustice.

Meanwhile, two days later D accidentRailway officials said on Sunday that a team of bulldozers and cranes cleared most of the tracks overnight of damaged railway coaches to restore train services on the main trunk line connecting eastern and southern India. can

Officials said that work is also underway to repair the tracks and overhead power lines that were broken.

Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnav and Dharmendra Pradhan, who are camping here, visited the train accident site early in the morning.

“Restoration work is going on fast,” Vaishnav was quoted as saying by PTI. The president added that “the rescue operation is over ¿ we are working with the local administration to send the affected people back home.”

He also said that the major challenge is to restore the tracks so that the railway link between the two important wings of the country can start functioning. “By Tuesday we should be able to do it,” the minister said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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