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Posted 20 August 2017 - 07:46 AM
So sorry to hear this. It seems like there are many accidents on the India rails. Of course there are so many people and trains moving in the country that it is difficult to assess whether the number is % wise larger than other places. Our thoughts to the families and friends of those who were lost.
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Posted 21 August 2017 - 03:24 AM
It transpires that the track was under repair, but the "slow order" signals and warnings were not in place...
“It is a major coordination lapse. Our repairmen had removed a small section of the track and were in the process of replacing it when the Utkal Express came down the tracks at a speed of 100 kmph. Clamps and tools have been found near the accident site to indicate repair work was underway. The officials at Khatauli should have known. The PWI (permanent way inspector) should have informed them,” said a senior Northern Railways official at the spot, who did not want to be named.
Edited by caravanman, 21 August 2017 - 03:24 AM.
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