Thursday, July 22, 2010
90,000 vacant posts affects railway's functioning
New Delhi: The functioning of railways is in a doom though new trains and routes are being announcing on daily basis. On the wake of recent train disaster in Bengal more issues suffered by the ministry are began to pop up. The main cause for the increasing number of accidents are pointed out as lack of workers. As many as 90,000 posts are vacent and among them 2000 are related to rail security. The number of running staffs who regulate the trains are vey short . The dearth in number of workers are palpable in sections like loco pilots, guards, volunteers, shunters, breakers and fireman . Railway never evaluates whether there are sufficient running staffs while announcing new trains.