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“Kerala Woman Dies After Allegedly Receiving Wrong Injection; Medical Negligence Claims Filed”

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Railways to Enhance Communication Systems Following Bengal Train Accident

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Railways to Enhance Communication Systems Following Bengal Train Crash

In response to the tragic Kanchanjunga Express-goods train collision in Bengal, claiming 11 lives, Indian Railways is taking proactive steps to improve communication and prevent future mishaps. The Sealdah Division has already implemented measures, including suspending the issuance of paper line clear tickets (PLCTs) by station masters until further notice.

The proposed initiatives aim to enhance communication between departments and address technical issues that could lead to accidents. One key proposal is the installation of stabilisers-cum-call recorders at all rail-gate cabins to record communications among gate-men, station masters, and other officials. This proposal, put forward by the Northeast Frontier Railway, is intended to facilitate swift and thorough investigations in case of mishaps or technical glitches.

Previously, stabilisers-cum-call recorders were only installed at major junction stations. However, the new proposal aims to extend this system to all rail-gate cabins for comprehensive coverage. Additionally, there will be stricter protocols for issuing PLCTs in areas with malfunctioning automatic signalling systems. Station masters have been instructed to refrain from issuing PLCTs without prior authorization, and any violations may result in departmental proceedings.

PLCTs, which authorize trains to bypass red signals in malfunctioning signal areas, will now come with a speed restriction of 15 kilometres per hour to ensure safety.

These measures reflect Indian Railways’ commitment to enhancing safety and communication protocols to prevent accidents and ensure passenger and staff well-being. The focus is on proactive measures and comprehensive systems to address potential risks effectively.

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