Safety

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Safety Directorate of Indian Railways

Safety Organization on Indian Railway was created on the recommendations of Kunzru Committee. Shri Kunzru was the Chairman of Railway Accident Committee , 1962. It was further strengthened and expanded on the recommendations of Wanctoo Committee1968. This organization is a multi disciplinary organization envisaged to ensure that safe practices are followed by framing and implementing necessary rules and regulation and creating safety consciousness amongst staff dealing with train working. The organization is also assigned to conduct Safety Audit and also to hold accident enquiries to investigate the causes of accidents and analyze them and to take preventive measures.


IR Annual Statistics and Reports 

 

Statistics of Accidents and Unusual Occurrences

  1. Accidents (Train Accidents and Misc. Accidents) and Failures of Railway Equipment
  1. Casualties due to Train Accidents, Misc. Accidents and Failures of Railway Equipment
  1. Approximate Cost of Damage to Rolling Stock and Permanent way due to Train Accidents, Misc. Accidents and Failures of Railway Equipment
  1. Total hours of interruption to Through Traffic on Govt. Railways due to Train Accidents, Misc. Accidents and Failures of Railway Equipment
  1. Casualties among passengers in Train Accidents per Million Passengers Carried
  1. Number of Persons Killed and Injured

Cost of damage/loss to Railway property on account of sabotage and other unusual happenings due to law and order problems

 


Introduction to Safety on Indian Railways

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Reading Material o­n Disaster Management


1. Disaster Management in India - A Status Report

2. Disaster Management in Indian Railways

3. Disaster Management Plan of Indian Railways