Train Derailment - How to fix

Below are the root causes of derailment identified by Railway Officials themselves. Not sure of Railways will conduct this disucssion so I want to initiate. The purpose is to identify all causes of train deraliments and propose solutions. Everyone pitch in please as I am not technical at all.

Cause of Derailment as published in ET:

Per Railway Officials who visited the site it was actually a case of "sinking of track" which does not happen instantly, and there are enough warning signs before the track goes down.

"A rail fracture can happen overnight but not this. It is obvious that the maintenance was not taken seriously. The rains just did not happen suddenly. It's monsoon and there is a proper drill for patrolling during this time. It is the job of the gangman to see if the track is sinking. There is ballast under the track and first that goes down. This is followed by the sinking of the formation and finally the track. It goes down centimetre by centimetre," revealed a senior railway engineer.

He also said that the railways could not get away by saying that it happened in an instant since another train had passed the track 10 minutes earlier. "It builds up, probably giving 100 warning indications, before it actually goes down," the railway board official told . If the track is breached or washed away, it will simply hang. "In this case, it was there, but sunk," he explained after visiting the site.

It was first of its kind accident where two trains derailed at the same spot in quick succession. First, 11 coaches of Kamayani Express derailed as the track sunk.

Sources claim that though precautions were taken by switching on the flasher lights to warn other oncoming trains, there wasn't enough time for the Janata Express to stop. "A train requires a braking distance of 1.4 km. Though it appears that Janata Express driver had applied brakes there wasn't enough time for him to bring it to a complete halt. Thus, it too derailed," the official said.

This particular stretch had been closed down for over a month due to a major fire at Itarsi railway station in June that destroyed the route relay interlocking cabin. "The stretch opened just about a fortnight ago. The maintenance seems to have suffered on this count too with some laxity setting in," he added. more  

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Safety of Railway track
Railway organization has designated a permanent way inspector (PWI) to keep strict vigil on a certain length of railway track including bridges and other associated systems. The PWI is fully responsible for the railway track under his scope.He is having number of subordinates and laborers under his command. PWI is technically trained by railway after his basic diploma education.
During pre-independence period i.e. British ruled period, this system was evolved and was functioning perfectly. With change of time either job of PWI has become more challenging or the staff has become negligent, this needs review. If necessary railway should assess job profile of PWI and equip them with more assistance and authorities. Also there should be a strict disciplinary action against them for any negligence of duty. more  
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This may be off topic. But areas where the land is not supportive are generally known-- as in the Bharuch section where the land is not rock solid. What precautions do we taken when we run super fast trains on these tracks? more  
who is responsible for no body checking the track before the train was supposed to go over the track?
What would happen if someone planted a bomb there? more  
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