The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism will research revising an ordinance on catastrophe prevention measures that instructs operators to take security measures to stop fires, however up to now, there aren’t any necessities for security cameras, Xinhua reported.
The resolution is made after the ministry exchanged opinions on security measures with main railway operators together with the Japan Railways group.
Regarding the October 31 assault, the operator Keio Corp. has mentioned that the workers was unaware of what had occurred after passengers pushed emergency buttons at a number of areas contained in the prepare. There had been additionally no security cameras to assist workers correctly grasp what was taking place.
In addition, after an emergency cease, because the prepare stopped barely behind the correct stopping place, some doorways closed, and lots of passengers needed to escape by climbing out of prepare home windows onto the platform.
The officers mentioned that the transport ministry and railway operators are additionally learning easy methods to deal with emergency buttons and levers in case of emergency.
In the October 31 assault on the Tokyo prepare, a person in his 70s was significantly harm after allegedly being stabbed within the chest, and the opposite 16 victims sustained minor accidents. The suspect additionally allegedly ignited a fireplace contained in the prepare.
A variety of assaults on trains and station premises within the Tokyo space have occurred this yr.
A person stabbed and slashed 10 passengers in August on an Odakyu Electric Railway commuter prepare. Two males had been stabbed on October 15 by a person at JR Ueno Station.
In a separate incident, two folks had been injured at a Tokyo subway station in late August as a person sprayed sulfuric acid within the face of one other man.