26 December 2019
Bhubaneswar: Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has claimed that first time in 166 years, Indian Railways had zero passenger deaths in the current financial year.
Taking to micro-blogging site twitter.com Goyal using his personal handle has tweeted:
Safety First: First time in 166 years, Indian Railways had zero passenger deaths in the current financial year.https://t.co/9tgqKSo9js— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) December 25, 2019
The Railway Minister has shared a report published in Business Today in this connection.
The report published in Business Today says "In its 166-year-long history, Indian Railways has reported financial year 2019-20 as its safest year. The national transporter saw zero passenger deaths during the current fiscal, marking a big achievement for it on the safety front. According to Indian Railways' data, the total numbers of consequential accidents - collisions, fire in trains, level crossing accidents and derailment -- have decreased by nearly 95 percent over the last 38 years."