The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India expresses its shock over the train accident on June 2, 2023 in Odisha that has already taken away the lives of around 300 and badly injured hundreds of passengers. The number of the victims is all likely to rise further.

The Party has been since long pointing out that any reform without a human face will result in human disaster. The Narendra Modi government which has no concern for the people has been introducing bullet trains and also hiked the running speed of most trains. It never bothered to improve the rail tracks nor other related infrastructure setups.

The Party demands a thorough probe into the cause of the accident, capacity of our rail infrastructure including tracks, etc., and also any negligence on the part of the railway administration.

The National Secretariat urges the Union government to extend all support to the injured and rush adequate relief to the families of the diseased.