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Monday, 24 April 2017

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat expels red reference point from his auto

Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Thursday expelled the red reference point from his auto after Cabinet choice. The Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday chose to get rid of signals of numerous types on all classes of vehicles in the nation.

In the light of this choice, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways will make vital arrangements in the law. According to reports, the President of India, the Vice-President, the Prime Minister, the Chief Justice of India and the Lok Sabha Speaker might be permitted to utilize the red guide.

It was accounted for a week ago that the Prime Minister`s Office (PMO) had assembled a conference to talk about whether the red signal ought to be disposed of or limited to specific dignitaries. 

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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Indian railways ask again for safety funds after crash kills 150

The track where an Indian train derailed on Sunday, killing 150 people, was inspected just two days earlier and found to be in good condition, raising more questions about the safety of a network seeking $17 billion in funding to prevent more crashes.

The derailment, among India's worst train tragedies, was a stark reminder of the dilapidated condition of the vast state-run railways and of the challenge Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces in fulfilling his promise to modernize them.

Officials believe a rail fracture may have sent 14 carriages crumpling into each other as most of the 1,700-odd passengers on board slept. But they cannot be sure until each section of damaged track is analyzed.

"This was an accident where all of the rails were uprooted and broken. It's very complicated," Mohammad Jamshed, a senior railways ministry official, told Reuters.

Built under British rule, the world's fourth largest rail network ferries 23 million people across India every day.

With people regularly clinging precariously to the outside of carriages or crammed on the roof, it is groaning under growing demand and decades of underinvestment.


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