Punjab

The train ran without a driver, 6 railway employees suspended

February 26, 2024

Jalandhar/Hoshiarpur, 26 Feb:

In the case of train running on Sunday in Punjab without driver and guard, the railway department has taken strict action. In fact, the railway department has suspended 6 railway employees in the case of running a train without a driver and a guard. The suspended railway employees include Station Master Kathua, Loco Pilot, Assistant Loco Pilot, Point Man, Traffic Inspector and Loco Inspector.

It is worth noting that without learning from the train accidents, the incompetence of the railway department came to the fore again on Sunday, when a freight train without a driver and without a guard ran at a speed of about 80 km and covered a distance of about 78 km. According to the details received, Sunday morning. M. T. The goods train ran on the track from Kathua without a driver and a guard. After the running of this train, there was commotion in the railway department and a high alert was issued by the department. As soon as the information was received, declaring an emergency, orders were issued to close down the railway tracks and power supply at the railway stations such as Pathankot Cantt, Mirthal, Bhangala, Makerian, Jalandhar and Ludhiana.

To reduce the speed of the train, the officials and G. R. P. The employees started placing big stones and big wooden balls to stop the vehicle. Finally, after a lot of struggle, this vehicle was slowed down and stopped at Uchi Bassi. Jammu Tawi Express was delayed for two and a half hours due to this train running on Muharra track itself, while 'Vande Bharat' train and other trains were also affected. This accident is being investigated by the sub-division of the railway department.

When an attempt was made to contact Uchi Bassi Railway Station Station Master Tej Ram and other railway officials in this regard, they were seen avoiding the media and refused to say anything. On this occasion, A. D. R. M. Ferozepur Arpit Shukla reached Uchi Bassi. According to the information, the Central Railway Department had given directions for a high-level investigation, after which 6 employees have been suspended today.

 

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