Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court sought to know from the Centre the measures undertaken by Railways, including implementation of anti-collision system Kavach, to prevent train accidents.
A bench of Justices Surya Kant and KV Vishwanathan asked Attorney General R Venkatramani to inform within four weeks about the action being taken or proposed to be taken to ensure safety of Railway passengers.
The court was hearing a PIL by advocate Vishal Tiwari.
The bench asked the petitioner, “Is there any exercise undertaken regarding the financial implication of Kavach, in case, it is introduced on pan-India basis? Everything has a correlation with the financial aspect because ultimately this burden will be passed on to the passengers”.
Tiwari said Government is running so many projects and financial aspect should not come in the way when the matter is regarding safety of people. He said government should apprise the court on what steps it has taken regarding safety of passengers.