BALASORE: When speaking about the restoration of services following the devastating triple-train tragedy that claimed the lives of 275 people and injured over 1,000 more, Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw became emotional.
He expressed his commitment to not only focusing on the immediate aftermath of the catastrophe but also reuniting missing individuals with their anxious families.Vaishnaw said that helping families of missing persons' locate them quickly is the aim of the Railways, but their obligation does not end there.
"Our aim is to make sure missing persons' family members can find them as soon as possible...our responsibility is not over yet," Vaishnaw said.
Speaking media, the Railway minister said work on the reconstruction of the damaged tracks started soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent out instructions to that effect.
The Railway minister added both the lines were reconstructed and tested before services resumed, 51 hours after the chilling derailment incident.
The triple train mishap involved the Bngalore-Howrah Superfast Express, the Coromandel Express and the goods train on 3 separate tracks at Bahanaga Bazar station in the Balasore district.