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Zone-wise and year-wise loss of lives in consequential train accidents excluding cases of trespassing at unmanned level crossings during 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and the current year from 1st April to 15th November, 2012, is as under:

RAILWAY
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
1st April to 15thNovember, 2012
Central
2
2
1
Eastern
66
6
East Central
4
9
Northern
4
North Eastern
16
1

Northeast Frontier

1
3
North Western
7
Southern
1
11
South Central
2
30
South Eastern
2
150*
1
Western
East Coast
10
South Western
1
26
West Central
24
2
North Central
39
1
South East Central
1
Metro Railway
Konkan Railway
Total
71
243
117
63

* includes death of 150 persons in the derailment and collision of Jnaneswari Express on 28.05.2010 near Kharagpur caused due to sabotage.

@ includes deaths of 71 persons in the derailment of Kalka Mail on 10.07.2011 at Malwan station over Allahabad Division of North Central Railway.

(c): There is no general policy for providing employment to dependents of those who lost their lives in train accidents. However, considering the human sufferings in major consequential train accidents, employment has been provided purely as a humanitarian gesture wherever announcement to this effect has been made by Hon’ble Minister of Railways.

(d) & (e): Year-wise and zone-wise number of employment provided to the dependents of victims of train accidents on railways in 2009, 2010, 2011 and the current year from January to July 2012, is given below:

Railways
January to December, 2009
January to December, 2010
January to
December, 2011
January to July, 2012
Central
0
0
0
0
Eastern
0
13
22
6
East Central
8
0
1
0
Northern
0
0
0
0
North Eastern
0
0
0
0
Northeast Frontier
0
0
0
0
North Western
0
0
0
0
Southern
0
0
0
0
South Central
0
0
0
0
South Eastern
0
5
9
11
Western
0
0
0
0
East Coast
0
0
0
0
South Western
0
0
0
0
West Central
0
17
0
0
North Central
0
0
41
0
South East Central
0
0
1
0
Total
8
35
74
17

Providing employment to dependents of deceased of train accidents wherever announcement has been made by the Hon’ble Minister of Railways, is a continuous process and verification of claims of dependents takes considerable time. Zonal Railways have a dedicated cell to monitor such cases and to expedite them.

The above information was submitted by Railway Ministry in reply of under mentioned Lok Sabha Question:-


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 81
ANSWERED ON 22.11.2012

JOB TO DEPENDENT OF TRAIN ACCIDENT VICTIMS

81 . Shri JAGADA NAND SINGH
E.G. SUGAVANAM
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether number of people have lost their lives in the rail accidents in the last few years;

(b) if so, the details thereof for each of the last three years, zone-wise;

(c) whether the Railways have provided employment to the kith and kin of those who lost their lives in the rail accidents;

(d) if so, the details of number of employment provided and the number of applications which are pending for consideration; and

(e) the action taken by the Railways for the early disposal of the pending applications?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS ( SHRI ADHIR RANJAN CHOWDHURY )

(a) to (e): A statement is laid on the Table of the House.

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (e) OF UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 81 BY SHRI JAGADANAND SINGH AND SHRI E.G.SUGAVANAM TO BE ANSWERED IN LOK SABHA ON 22.11.2012 REGARDING JOB TO DEPENDENT OF TRAIN ACCIDENT VICTIMS.

(a) & (b): **see above**

Source: http://164.100.47.132/Annexture/lsq15/12/au81.htm



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