Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday said that he has directed Chairman Railway Board (CRB) to fix responsibility on prima facie evidence by end of the day in Utkal Express accident which claimed 23 lives and left more than 100 people injured in Muzaffarnagar district. The accident took place around 5.45 pm near Khatauli, police said. Khatauli is around 40 km from Muzaffarnagar.
Prabhu said that he would not allow laxity in operations by the Board. The railway minister said that restoration is his top priority and he is ensuring to provide best possible medical care for the injured. “I am monitoring the situation closely,” he said.
Will not allow laxity in operations by the Board. Have directed CRB to fix responsibility on prima facie evidence by end of day.— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) August 20, 2017
R N Singh, Divisional Railway Manager, Delhi, said that they are hoping that normal traffic will restore around 9 pm.