Friday, April 22, 2005

The Uglier Side

The headlines of all new channels and newspapers today have been made by the unfortunate Sabarmati Express accident. While getting to know more about the accident I found certain facts that stung me.
a) The accident occurred because the train was put on the wrong track. But aren't these track allocations done automatically? The answer is "yes". But unfortunately a signalman had disengaged the automatic inter-locking system (as said by the Western Railways General Manager). The lives of so many people have been changed by that person's single mistake.
b) We don't know what was done to the signalman. But we do know that the Sangh Parivar activists staged slogans against the railway minister Mr.Lalu Prasad Yadav, and that Mr.Yadav has demanded for the sacking of the Gujarat Chief Minister.
c) The locals in the accident area rescued many of the injured, but there were not much transport facilities to rush them to Vadodara
d) The darkness at the accident site hampered the rescue and relief operations. Rescue operations started only after daybreak. In the age when cricket matches and fashion shows are not hampered by darkness, the rescue of hundreds of people has been delayed by it.
I believe that it is worth thinking over the lack of development in places like these.


Blogger Akshay said...

Surely The Uglier Side

Sorry to know that rescue operations dont happen till daylight. I think we have our priorities wrong in our country mainly due to thos rascal politicians. We value less for life which is the saddest part. We as citizens always hope for a better India unfortunately this is our state with the laloos and the modis.

22 April, 2005 06:26  
Blogger Vetty Max said...

Most probably the signalman would have been suspended, or probably even removed from his job.

But its what happened or did not happen after the accident that is really sad.

Porikki pasanga intha politicians...nikka vechi sudanom.

22 April, 2005 06:40  
Blogger Heidi Kris said...

@K7, who elected these politicians? Avala nika vechu sudarathuku badila ne avala electe panirka vendame!!

May be the voting power or so called Democratic right should be vested only in those hands who can think and act rationally.

Unless the "Raaman anda enna, Ravanan anda enna"! attitude of our people changes, it is difficult to see our India Shining :(

23 April, 2005 01:43  
Blogger Vetty Max said...

Sri...nee sollara maathiri only think rationally naa how do we decide who is rational. Will not giving people the chance to vote be noon-democratic.

23 April, 2005 03:07  

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