Railways suspends two officials over New Farakka Express derailment


Railways suspends two officials over New Farakka Express derailment

The Northern Railways on Thursday suspended two officials after an initial probe indicated that wrong signalling led to the derailment of New Delhi-bound New Farakka Express in which five people were killed and 30 injured. They said that the signal inspector and the electrical signal maintainer were suspended to facilitate the probe.

“The indications are that the cause of the accident was prima facie wrong signalling. We have suspended the two on the recommendation of the chief commissioner railway safety to ensure that no evidence is tampered with,” a senior official of the railways said.

Senior section engineer, signalling, Bachrawa, Vinod Kumar Sharma and electrical signal maintainer at Kudanganj, Amarnath have been suspended, Northern Railway spokesperson Deepak Kumar said. Read More

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