The Railways Act,1989
Section 6. Duties of Commissioner
The Commissioner shall-
(a) Inspect any railway with a view to determine whether it is fit to be opened for the public carriage of passengers and report thereon to the Central Government as required by or under this Act;
(b) Make such periodical or other inspections of any railway or of any rolling stock used thereon as the Central Government may direct;
(c) Make an inquiry under this Act into the cause of any accident on a railway; and
(d) Discharge such other duties as are conferred on him by or under this Act.