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Tag: Utkal Express Derailment

Utkal Express to run as per schedule from Aug 22

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Railways has decided to restore the services of Puri-Haridwar-Puri Kalinga Utkal Express from Puri on August 22 and from Haridwar on August 25, respectively. Earlier on Sunday, three trains had been cancelled and six others diverted following the derailment of Utkal Express in Khatauli, near Muzaffarnagar on August 19, in which 22 […]

Utkal Express derailment: 5 from Odisha among 130 injured

Bhubaneswar: Five from Odisha have been identified among the 130 injured in the Utkal Express derailment near Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. Sabita Mallick (50), a resident of Nuapada in Balasore district has sustained injuries on her leg and face. Another person identified as Mubarak Ali, an employee of 41 Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) […]

Utkal express derailed but dreams safe for this visually challenged girl!

Bhubaneswar/Haridwar: Amid cries for help and chaos all around, survivor of the Utkal Express that derailed at Khatauli near Muzaffarnagar, Banita Padhi from Aska shared the shock and horror she experienced. The 26-year old partially blind woman had boarded the train from Bhubaneswar. “I boarded the Utkal Express from Bhubaneswar and was travelling alone without […]

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu asks authorities to fix responsibility

 New Delhi:  Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today directed Chairman, Railway Board, to fix responsibility on “prima facie evidence by the end of day” into the derailment of the Utkal Express in Uttar Pradesh. The minister said he was monitoring the situation closely and that restoration of tracks was his top priority. Over 20 people died […]

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 […]

586 train accidents in last 5 years; 53 due to derailments

New Delhi: Nearly 53 per cent of the 586 train accidents in the last five years were due to derailments with the Utkal Express derailment being the latest. Notwithstanding the railways’ attempts to upgrade the safety apparatus, many such accidents continue to occur. Over 20 people died and 97 were injured after 14 coaches of […]

Utkal Express derailment: 13 bodies identified, no Odia in list: ECoR

Bhubaneswar: At least 21 persons have been killed and 130 injured in the Utkal Express derailment near Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, said East Coast Railways (EcoR) Officials here on Sunday. Addressing a press conference, chief PRO Nirakar Das informed that the identity of five deceased has been ascertained while so far there is no report […]

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Utkal Express derailment: Union & UP Govt doing best to help victims, says Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Even as a clear picture is still to emerge on the exact number of casualties from Odisha, Union and Uttar Pradesh Governments are doing best to help the victims of the Utkal Express derailment at Muzaffarnagar, said Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. BJP MLA from Kuchinda Rabi Nayak had rushed to the accident site and […]

Utkal Express derailment: Five-member team from Odisha to visit spot today

Bhubaneswar: A five member team from Odisha will visit Khatauli in Muzaffarnagar district today to take stock of the situation at the spot where Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express derailed on Saturday evening. The team led by State Commerce and Transport Minister Nrusingha Sahoo has been constituted by Odisha Government to oversee measures to be undertaken […]

Utkal Express Derailment: Rescue operations completed, compensation announced

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: At least 23 people were killed while over 40 got injured after 14 coaches of high-speed Kalinga Utkal Express went off the tracks at around 5:46 pm in Khatauli, about 100 kilometres from New Delhi near Muzaffarnagar on Saturday evening. Rescue operations were completed on a war footing by NDRF personnel, local police […]