Indian Railways has decided to build 3,000 km of walls to fence its tracks and ward off trespassers in residential areas. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal is learnt to have taken the decision days after the Amritsar mishap.
The SIT has also been informed that the speedometer of the Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) train which mowed down 61 people to death and left scores of others injured stopped functioning after the accident.
The AIT says that the MC is the controlling authority for the Dhobi Ghat land and hence it was responsible for providing the permission. At the same time, the MC has shot a letter to the AIT asking if it can sell the land, which have been handed over to it by the latter.
“I am ready to face any probe over the accident. I will appear before any investigating agency that summons me. I have nothing to hide,” Congress leader Sourab Mithu Madan, who was the organiser of the Amritsar Dussehra event, said.
A police complaint, meanwhile, was filed against the Dussehra event’s organiser Sourab Mithu Madan and former MLA Navjot Kaur Sidhu by an injured victim, who was accompanied by SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia to the police station.
Jaura Phatak has electric gates. “Often we have to stop midway as people are rushing to cross even as the gates are closing. Our responsibility is to close the gates before the train comes, otherwise we would face departmental action,” gatemen Dwarka Dass said.