Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury disparages Centre over Andhra train accident: “Where are your anti-collision devices”


Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, a former Rail Minister and leader of the Congress party, attacked the Central government for failing to use anti-collision devices in the wake of the train disaster in Andhra Pradesh. After two trains collided in Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, leaving thirteen people dead, as many as thirty-three trains have been canceled and six more rescheduled as of right now, East Coast Railway officials announced on Monday.

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said “In spite of hue and cry being made by this government and railways ministry across the nation that they are doing something new and innovative, within a span of 5 months only, 2 rail collisions took place in India, one in Balasore and one in Andhra Pradesh. Meanwhile, one derailment in Buxar, Bihar also took the lives of people. These incidents have debunked the high promises made by the government.”

In the Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh, on Sunday evening, a Visakhapatnam-Ragada passenger train collided with another Visakhapatnam-Ragada train that was traveling along the same route, resulting in at least 13 fatalities and multiple injuries when coaches derailed. According to the Divisional Railway Manager, the accident involved three coaches. The passenger train traveling from Visakhapatnam to Palasa and the passenger train traveling from Visakhapatnam to Ragada collided at the rear. The accident involved three coaches. Rescue efforts have begun, and the NDRF and local government have been notified to provide support and ambulances.