Railway Accidents and Disaster Management


Any occurrence that does or may affect the safety of the railways, its engines, rolling stock, permanent way, works, passengers, or personnel or cause delays to trains or losses to the railways is termed an accident. It is the duty of every railway personnel to take the following actions whenever any accident comes to his notice.

(a) Take immediate steps to stop the train if it is still in motion, since any further movement is likely to worsen the situation.

(b) Provide all possible assistance in order to relieve the injured and stranded passengers.

(c) Take immediate steps to remove any obstructions or remedy the situation,

i.e., do whatever one is able to do competently.

(d) Report the incident to the nearest station master by the quickest possible means.

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