Derailed Priorities: Has the investments in our safety in the Indian Railways been compromised?

Sealdah-bound Kanchanjunga Express disaster leaves 8 dead, 30 injured—2nd major accident under Railway Minister Vaishnaw in a year.

Balasore accident last year: 291 lives lost. CAG reports ₹1 lakh crore shortfall for track renewal, funds misused on trivial items. Only 0.7% of safety funds used properly.

Focus on Vande Bharat overlooks basic safety. Affordable sleeper coaches replaced with expensive AC ones. Second-class sleeper: ₹300, Vande Bharat: ₹1,115. Prices up, speed unchanged.

We demand fair investigation, findings presented in parliament, and stringent safety measures. Accountability is crucial for millions relying on railways.

Read full statement for details here: Derailed Priorities

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