‘Foot massager, crockery not wasteful expenditure’, Railways rejected the allegations, told why bought these goods -aabtak24


Odisha Train Accident: It has been 10 days since the painful train accident in Odisha, but the process of question and answer is not ending. The Congress is constantly besieging the Modi government regarding the accident. The party had recently made a big allegation that the money for railway safety was spent on foot massage, crockery and commuters. Now, rejecting these allegations, the Railways has said that it was not an expense otherwise, but an essential part of the security of the Railways.

According to the news agency PTI, Railways has said that foot massager, crockery, AC and other items were not luxury expenses. These were purchased for use in the running rooms ie guest houses made for loco pilots, guards running on the train. After 9-10 hours of duty, loco pilots go to these running rooms for compulsory rest. Railways said that this is as per the recommendation of the Railway Safety Committee and not wasteful expenditure as is being claimed.

Congress had made the allegation

The Congress on Friday (June 9) cited a 2021 report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) to claim that the central government ‘misused’ funds allocated for railway security by selling crockery, car rentals, furniture, Done on laptop and foot massager. Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh took to Twitter just days after three train accidents in Odisha’s Balasore killed 278 people and injured nearly 1,000, "In this way money was exclusively used for railway security. CAG has told this."


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