Prabhu takes moral responsibility for train accidents

RSTV Bureau
Muzaffarnagar: Coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express train after it derailed in Khatauli near Muzaffarnagar on Saturday. At least 12 passengers were killed and over 60 injured when 14 coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express jumped the rails in Khatauli near here this evening, officials said.

Muzaffarnagar: Coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express train after it derailed in Khatauli near Muzaffarnagar on Saturday. At least 12 passengers were killed and over 60 injured when 14 coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express jumped the rails in Khatauli near here this evening, officials said.

After two big train accidents in Uttar Pradesh in the last three days, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu has said that he takes full moral responsibility for the ‘unfortunate accidents’.

Prabhu, in a set of tweets posted on twitter, said that he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday morning to take moral responsibility.

Prabhu’s tweet suggests that the Railways Minister may have offered to resign following the train accidents. In the first accident that occurred two days ago in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, 14 coaches of the Utkal Express derailed killing 22 people and injuring scores. In the Kaifiyat Express derailment which took place on Wednesday morning at Auraiya in UP, injured 74 people.

Prabhu in his tweets also mentioned how he was pained by the accidents that occurred.

The Railways Minister also recounted how committed he was to the cause of building an efficient railways system for the country.