Promising strictest possible action against guilty, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday announced a thorough investigation aided by latest technical and forensic analysis into Sunday’s train accident, as per the media reports.
The fourteen bogies of the Patna-bound Indore-Rajendranagar Express went off the track in Kanpur Dehat district of Uttar Pradesh in the early hours of Sunday, in which the death toll climbed to approx. 145 and over 200 people were injured, added the media reports.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said in the Lok Sabha that, the exercise, which was announced in the last rail budget, to replace old coaches lacking crash-worthy features will also be expedited, as per the PTI report.
A statutory inquiry by the Commissioner of Railway Safety has also been ordered to find the correct cause of the accident, he said.
"There shall be separate comprehensive investigation aided by latest technical and forensic analysis by an appropriate agency to look into all possible angles. Strictest possible action would be taken against the guilty," he said expressing profound grief over the tragedy.