Long before Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw showcased the Kavach system by standing in a speeding loco while another one hurtled towards him in March, B Rajaram, the then-managing director of Konkan Railway, live-tested the Anti-Collision Device (ACD), by remaining in the path of a speeding train in 2002. The latter has said the ACD could have averted the Odisha tragedy.
The Congress on Sunday demanded the resignation of Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw over the Odisha rail tragedy, alleging that his "PR gimmicks" overshadowed the "serious deficiencies, criminal negligence and complete disregard for safety and security" of Indian Railways.
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