Accident Breaking News


PATNA, Aug. 1, 2023 (TBINN)

Jammu Tawi-Sealdah Express jumped Red Signal near Bhabhua Road Station in Bihar’s Kaimur District and ran for about 2 K.M. on the wrong tracks.

Railways has suspended the Loco Pilot and Assistant Loco Pilot for the lapse that could have resulted in a major mishap and launched a high-level inquiry into the incident.

This dangerous incident happened under D.D.U. Division of East Central Railway (E.C.R.) at around 7.07 A.M. According to sources, the train from Jammu to Sealdah, instead of stopping on Platform Number 3 at Bhabhua Station, went on the wrong track despite Red Signal and ran for about 2 K.M.

Luckily, there was no train was coming on the other track, officials said. Panicked passengers started crying when they realised that the train was moving on the wrong tracks. Fortunately, the pilot applied emergency brake and stopped the train, an eyewitness said.

On being informed, D.D.U. Divisional Railway Manager Rajesh Gupta rushed to the spot and took both the loco pilots off duty. A new crew was handed over the charge to pilot the train and the train resumed its journey after almost three hours.

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