SAFETY: NGOs demands manning of all unmanned railway crossings


Ferozepur, October 24, 2012: A news had appeared in the Press, about the accident on Tuesday evening at an unmanned railway crossing at Saidanwala village, killing four persons and one injured seriously.  The death of fifth person was also confirmed today.
Today, Sher Singh Ghubaya, member parliament, Dr. S. Karuna Raju, Deputy Commissioner, Ferozepur and Joginder Singh Jindu, MLA Ferozepur Rural alongwith officials of district administration and leaders of Akali- BJP alliance, visited Jhoke Hari Har village, to express sympathy with the family members of victims of rail accidents.
While sharing his grief, Sher Singh Ghubaya, Dr. S. Karuna Raju and Joginder Singh Jindu said, the rail accident on Tuesday evening was painful in which five persons of Jhoke Hari Har have been killed and the entire district administration and Punjab Government is with them in this sorrow state of affairs.
Dr. S. Karuna Raju said, he will send a report to centre government for financial assistance to the victims’ families, who have been identified as Ajay, Nishan, Billa, Heera and Ravi residents of Jhoke Hari Har.  He also directed the officials to make all arrangements for the cremation of all the five persons died in rail accident at the unmanned railway crossing at Saidanwala village.
He further said, “He will also take up the matter with the Railway authorities requesting them to make arrangements, to man all the unmanned railway crossings in the district so that such accidents may not occur in future”.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012