What's New Alert
Collisions constitute 7% of total accidents but account for 38% of total fatalities. Collisions will be totally eliminated by extensive use of Anti-Collision Device (ACD).

constitute 75% of total accidents but account for only 14% of total fatalities. Derailments will be reduced by 60% by following measures:
  • Replacement of overaged tracks, bridges, S&T gears and rolling stock under SRSF and current arisings under DRF
  • Elimination of four-wheeler tank wagons, which are accident-prone
  • Reduction of thermit welded joints which are weak areas
  • Improved training facilities enhancement of human skills
Rail/Weld failures cannot be totally eliminated due to inherent weak nature of thermit weld and inherent infirmities in rail, although measures like "Continuous Track Circuiting" and use of `State-of-the-art SPURT Cars' for rail flaw detection are going to be adopted.

Fire accidents constitute 2% of total accidents and account for 2% of total fatalities. Fire accidents and consequent fatalities will be reduced by 80% by adoption of fireproof coaches and fire retardant material in the existing coaches. Fire accidents cannot be totally eliminated as some of them occur because of unidentified elements on which Railways have little control.

Level Crossing Accidents constitute 16% of total accidents but account for 46% of total fatalities. These fatalities comprise of road users on which Railways have little control. There has been a rising trend in level crossing accidents in the last decade (+23%), which will, at least, be arrested by following measures.
  • Social awareness programmes
  • Construction of ROBs/RUBs at level crossings with TVUs > 1 lakh.
  • Manning of unmanned level crossings
  • Provision of phones & interlocking of level crossing gates
  • Use of Train Actuated Warning Device (TAWD) and Anti-Collision Device (ACD)
Overall consequential train accidents per million train kilometers will be reduced from 0.44 in 2002-03 to 0.17 in 2012-13.

Fatalities in case of serious accidents will be appreciably reduced by use of Crash worthy Coaches and tight lock couplers with anti-climbing features.

Bridges - Following measures being adopted:
  • Under Water Inspection
  • Integrity testing of foundations
  • Non-destructive testing techniques
  • Bridge Management System
  • Fatigue life and residual life assessment techniques
  • Replacement/ rehabilitation of identified overaged and distressed bridges
Filling up of all Safety Category posts on urgency basis

Safety Related Retirement Scheme (SRRS) for gangmen and drivers in age group of 50 to 57 years

Disaster Management measures for ensuring quick relief and rescue operation

Funds requirement for safety enhancement works, including SRSF, outlined in the Corporate Safety Plan : Rs. 31,835 crores.