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Tag: Train Mishap

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Smoke emanates from AC coach in Samleshwari Express; Bogie changed

Sambalpur: Passengers at the Sambalpur railway station today averted a major fire tragedy after they spotted smoke emanating from the AC bogie of a train. The train -Samleshwari Express on Rourkela-Jharsuguda route was stationed at Platform no 3 in the station, when people spotted the fire and alerted the railway officials. Fire tenders were pressed […]

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Mishap averted after crack detected on railway track in Balasore

Balasore: A Puri-bound fast passenger train from Kharagpur had a close shave after a crack on the railway track was detected on time near Keshapur village under Bahanaga block of Balasore district today morning. According to sources, around 7 AM, the train was halted after the crack was spotted. It also affected the trains running […]

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Alert gateman averts train accident

Bhubaneswar: A major train mishap was averted due to alertness of a gateman here on Tuesday. As per the statement released by the railway, the on-duty gateman BK Sethi at the Balugaon level crossing noticed a problem in a particular wagon of a goods train and alerted the driver and co-loco-pilot. The goods train, carrying […]

Railway employee run over by light engine, killed

Koraput: In an unfortunate incident, one railway employee was killed and two others got critically injured after being run over by a light engine near Koraput Railway Station here Wednesday night. According to sources, the incident occurred last night near the station when a few railway workers were on duty repairing the tracks. Suddenly, they […]

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Gujarat HC commutes death sentences of 11 in Godhra train burning

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Monday commuted to life term the death sentences of 11 accused in the 2002 Godhra train burning case in which 59 kar sevaks were killed. The 11 persons had filed appeals challenging their death sentence verdict. The special SIT court had on March 1, 2011 convicted 31 people and […]

4 ECoR personnel honoured for averting Visakhapatnam-Korba train mishap

Bhubaneswar: It was a momentous achievement in the career of four railway personnel when they were honoured by the East Coast Railways (ECoR) here on Wednesday for averting a major train mishap near Muniguda station in Rayagada district on Tuesday. Sambalpur Divisional Railway Manager Jaideep Gupta felicitated loco pilot JV Ramana, assistant loco pilot MK […]

Goods train derails in UP

New Delhi: The engine of a goods train derailed in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur on Tuesday, an official said. The incident happened around 7 a.m. when the train was somewhere between the Sitapur city and cantonment stations. “It was the middle engine of the goods train which derailed… Two engines were being used for the train,” the […]

Utkal Express Derailment: List of trains cancelled, diverted

New Delhi: The Indian Railways on Sunday cancelled three trains and diverted six others following the derailment of Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express in Khatauli, near Muzaffarnagar in which 21 people were killed and more than 156 passengers were injured. As restoration work is underway, some major changes have been made in the schedule of trains […]

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Train mishap in Nilagiri averted by vigilant locals

Nilagiri: A major mishap was averted today when locals halted the Bangiriposi-Bhubaneswar Express midway after noticing a crack on the railway track near Nilagiri Road station in Balasore district on which the train was running towards Bhubaneswar. The halted Bangiriposi-Bhubaneswar Express left towards its destination after the railway track repair was undertaken. All the passengers […]

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Anand Vihar Express engine detachment: ECoR to take action against erring staff

Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) will take action against the employees for faulty connection of diesel engine with the bogies of Bhubaneswar-Anand Vihar Super Fast Weekly Express which got detached after its departure from Rourkela Railway Station this afternoon. In a release this evening, I&PR department of ECoR said the engine got detached due […]

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Bhubaneswar-Anand Vihar Express’ engine gets detached from bogies

Rourkela:  Passengers of Bhubaneswar-Anand Vihar Super Fast Weekly Express train were in a state of panic as they were stranded midway after the engine of the train got detached from the bogies this afternoon. According to reports, the incident took place when the engine of this super fast train accidentally got detached from the bogies […]

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Hirakhand Exp derailment: NIA team inspects accident site

New Delhi: An NIA team on Monday inspected the accident site of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express in Vizianagaram, in which 39 people lost their lives two days ago, to ascertain if it was a terror act as the Railways has suspected sabotage. Official sources said the team is looking into whether there was a terror angle […]

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