Youth activists in Kolkata protest against recent metro train mishap

Kolkata, Oct.26 (ANI): Youth activists of Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), protested against recent derailment of a metro train in Kolkata.

Protestors held a demonstration outside the Metro Rail Bhavan demanding better safety measures in metro rail services.

DYFI activists on Monday, shouted slogans against the railway authorities and demanded resignation of Railway Minister, Mamata Banerjee holding her responsible for the recent accidents and snags in metro rail services.

Kolkata District Committee Secretary of DYFI, Thirthankar Mukherjee, said the purpose of the protest was to awake the railway ministry from slumber and take charge of the mishap and ensure its prevention in future.

"We are demanding passenger safety in the metro trains which is presently in a very bad state of affairs. The Railway Minister is not paying attention to these demands as her focus is on politicisation of other issues and partisan politics. So, we demand immediate action ensuring passenger safety, modernisation of the 25 years old infrastructure of railways and large intake of employees," said Mukherjee,

Two coaches of a metro train derailed in an underground tunnel in Kolkata last Wednesday. No casualty was reported.

The train was running from northern Dumdum Station to southern Central Station and derailed at the Mahatma Gandhi station. By Ajitha Menon (ANI)

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