Prasa to blame for ac­ci­dents

Sunday World - - Viewpoint -

It’s be­come a norm rather than an ex­cep­tion for Metro­rail trains to be in­volved in fa­tal crashes.

The nu­mer­ous in­ci­dents in­volv­ing fa­tal­i­ties and se­vere in­juries have be­come in­tol­er­a­ble and un­ac­cept­able.

Un­der the guardian­ship of the Pas­sen­ger Rail Agency of SA, Metro­rail has proven that there is lit­tle or no re­gard for rail pas­sen­gers’ safety.

Fail­ure in the net­work’s se­cu­rity sys­tem con­trib­utes to van­dal­ism, ca­ble theft, train de­lays and un­safe con­di­tions for train com­muters.

Management can­not wash its hands off the re­spon­si­bil­ity for the poor state of the rail­way ser­vice, blam­ing ev­ery in­ci­dent on ca­ble theft.

It is, in fact, the gross mis­man­age­ment at Prasa that has led to a com­plete break­down of the pas­sen­ger rail sys­tem and ser­vice.

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