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Incident of Train Collisions Has Come Down To Zero in 2018-19

The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Economic Survey 2018-19 in parliament on 4th July 2019. While presenting the Economic Survey 2018-19, she stated that the category-wise break-up of consequential train accidents shows that the incident of train collisions has come down to zero in the year 2018-19 in Indian Railways.


Other than this, the incidents of derailment have decreased from 78 in 2016-17 to 46 in the year 2018-19.


Elucidating on the freight and passenger performance of the Railways, the survey says that revenue earning freight loading (excluding loading by Konkan Railways) by the Railways during 2017-18 was placed at 1159.55 million tonnes, as against 1106.15 million tonnes during 2016-17, registering an increase of 4.83 per cent with incremental loading of 53.40 million tonnes over 2016-17.


The survey adds that in 2018-19, the Railways carried 1221.39 million tonnes of revenue earning freight showing an increase of 61.84 million tonnes over the freight traffic of 2017-18 and translating into an increase of 5.33 per cent.


Railways Mission Electrification program

Regarding the Railways Mission Electrification program, the report states that Railways has initiated a major electrification program for electrifying 100 per cent of its Broad Gauge network. This would reduce the nation's dependence on imported diesel oil.


Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat Mission

The report points out that the 'Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat' mission of Indian Railways focuses on cleanliness. As per the Swachh Rail Portal, 'Beas' station ranked first in India in the case of cleanliness among 'A' category stations and 'Visakhapatnam' tops the list among 'A1' category stations.


The Economic Survey 2018-19 also says that being a cost-effective long distant transport mode, Railways has witnessed commendable progress.


Quick Facts-


Union Minister for Railways- Piyush Goyal


Constituency of Piyush Goyal- Maharashtra (MP Rajya Sabha)


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