2 Train Derailments In 4 Days: Railway Board Chairman Ashok Mittal Resigns

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| August 23 , 2017 , 13:03 IST

Railway Board Chairman A K Mittal on Wednesday tendered his resignation. However, sources say that Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has not yet accepted his resignation.

Mittal has been under attack since the Utkal Express derailment took place in Muzaffarnagar. In this incident, 23 passengers had died and over 60 were injured when 14 coaches of the Utkal Express derailed at Khatauli near Muzaffarnagar.

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Soon after the derailment, Suresh Prabhu had asked the Railway Board Chairman to fix responsibility. The minister had further said that he would not allow laxity in operations by the Railway Board.

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“Will not allow laxity in operations by the (Railways) Board. I have directed CRB to fix responsibility on prima facie evidence by end of day,” Prabhu said in a tweet.