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31 railway accidents in three months, action is being taken against those responsible

31 railway accidents in three months, action is being taken against those responsible
31 railway accidents in three months, action is being taken against those responsible

A total of 31 accidents have occurred on the railways in the last three months. Of these, 16 have been investigated. 15 are under investigation. The Ministry informed this information at the 22nd meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railway Ministry held at the Parliament building on Tuesday (September 20).

According to the accident report, disciplinary action is being taken against the persons responsible for the accident. Strict instructions have been given to the employees of all departments including railway maintenance to prevent accidents. At the same time, motivation and training programs have been strengthened.

According to the report, there was an unpleasant incident between the railway employees and the employees of the Narcotics Control Department at the Dinajpur railway station on August 3.

Analysis of the video footage shows that Dinajpur Deputy Director of Narcotics Control Directorate at around 8 pm. When Shahnewaz tried to enter the station through the platform gate, Ticket Collector (TC) Md. When Ripon Mia asks him for the platform ticket, they get into a fight. Later Md. After Shahnewaz identified himself as a Narcotics Department officer, he was forcibly taken to the TC room by some railway employees. At approximately 8:06 PM, six officers-employees of the Narcotics Control Directorate, led by Inspector Raihan Ahmed Khan, entered the platform. Narcotics Control Directorate ASI Ghulam Rabbani beat RNB constable Masood Parvez with the expand button in his hand.

From the next morning, railway employees protested demanding exemplary punishment of the culprits. On the same day, at approximately 6 pm, Additional Director of Narcotics Control Directorate. Ali Aslam Hossain came to Dinajpur railway station. The railway employees then demanded exemplary punishment against those responsible. At the same time, they are accused of threatening that they will be implicated in drug cases if they go out of the platform. Additional Director at this time. Ali Aslam Hussain assured them that no such incident would happen and assured them that departmental punishment would be taken against the culprits.

It is known that the committee recommended to stop leasing of 40 trains of the private sector after the expiry of the period and to present a full report on the train leasing activities in the next meeting. In the meeting, it was recommended to present a comparative account of the monthly income and operating expenses of the four trains operated by the Ministry of Railways and private institutions for presentation in the next meeting.

In the meeting, it was recommended to take effective steps to recover the illegally occupied land of Bangladesh Railway and take legal action against the illegal encroachers. The committee recommends updating the Bangladesh Railway Land Asset Management Policy-2020.

Chairman ABM Fazle Karim Chowdhury chaired the meeting and committee members Minister of Railways Nurul Islam Sujan, Asaduzzaman Noor, Shafiqul Islam Shimul, Shafiqul Azam Khan, Saifuzzaman, HM Ibrahim, Gazi Mohammad Shah Nawaz and Nadira Yasmin Jolly participated in the meeting.

The meeting was attended by the Secretary of the Ministry of Railways, Director General of Bangladesh Railway, Secretary of the Standing Committee of the Ministry of Railways.


The article is in Bengali

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