Jan 4, 2017

Indian Railway denies reports of Patna-Bhabua Intercity Express derailment, calls it a mock drill

Patna-Bhabua Intercity Express on Tuesday derailed at Aurangabad's Jakhim Railway Station. No loss of life has been reported so far.

This is the second such incident in two days. (ANI)

No derailment has taken place at Aurangabad’s Jakhim Railway Station, Indian Railway clarified after reports of derailment of Patna-Bhabua Intercity Express on Tuesday. This is the second such incident in two days. Yesterday, Kurla-Ambernath local in Mumbai’s Kalyan. In the incident, five coaches of Kurla-Ambarnth local derailed between Kalyan-Vithalwadi at 05.53 am. No passenger was injured in the incident and services on Kalyan-Karjat route was suspended. Restoration work on the route was underway till the last report came.

This is the second such incident in two days. Yesterday, Kurla-Ambernath local in Mumbai’s Kalyan. In the incident, five coaches of Kurla-Ambarnth local derailed between Kalyan-Vithalwadi at 05.53 am. No passenger was injured in the incident and services on Kalyan-Karjat route was suspended. Restoration work on the route was underway till the last report came.

Before this, on December 28th Sealdah-Ajmer Express had derailed near Rura Railway Station, when the train was crossing a bridge over a dry canal in the area. The Railways later suspended four officials for laxity in connection with mishap. The action was taken against the Rura station in-charge on duty Mahesh Kumar Vaishya, traffic inspector Dharm Singh Meena, senior section engineer SK Verma and RP Singh by the North-Central Railway after a departmental inquiry, Chief Public Relations Officer Vijay Kumar said.

Another probe is going on in the incidentby the Commisioner of Railway Safety (Northern Region), Shailesh Kumar Pathak, who is expected to submit his report to the ministry within a month.
Source - Financial Express