Allahabad:  Even after 37 days of the derailment of the Kalka Mail near Fatehpur, the Railway Board is yet to initiate any action against the accused officials.

The recommendations suggested in the Chief Commissioner for Railway Safety (CCRS) report have not been implemented either.  

The Railway Board is waiting for the final investigation report to take action against the accused. At least 70 people were killed and over 300 injured when bogies of a speeding Delhi-bound Kalka Mail derailed near Fatehpur on July 10 in the worst train mishap reported this year.

Due to the disruption on Delhi-Kolkata route for 44 hours, the Railway Board incurred losses of about 70 crores.

CCRS Prashant Kumar was looking into the Kalka Mail mishap, who on August 1 had handed over the preliminary report of the incident to Railway Board and General Manager, North Central Railway Zone.

The report stated the crack in railway track as the main cause behind the mishap. The 43-point investigative report also included the directions to implement the suggestions incorporated in the report itself.

After Bangalore Express mishap on July 31, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi had said that strict action will be taken on getting the investigation report on the Kalka mail accident.
Harish Chandra Joshi, General Manager of NCR zone also promised to take stern action after the mishap, but initial reports show the action has been delayed again.

According to Sandeep Mathur, CPRO, North Central Railway Zone preliminary report of the Kalka Mail incident have just been handed over by CCRS.
“CCRS is preparing the detailed report on the accident. The action will be taken after receiving the CCRS detailed investigative report on the mishap”, he added.

JPN/Bureau