The Railways today modified its order of removing 12 trackmen over derailment of the Utkal Express at Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh on August 19.
The Commissioner of Railway Safety probing the derailment of the Utkal Express that killed 20 people on August 19 has put on record evidence that was allegedly tampered with, records investigated.
To dispel “myths” about Indian Railways favoring the high-cost bullet train over safety of passengers, an official mail from the Indian Railways on Monday stated that they are equally devoted to providing services and amenities to different segments of commuters.
A joint inspection team probing the derailment of the Kalinga Utkal Express, which left 23 dead and 156 injured on Saturday evening, has observed several glaring lapses that could have led to the tragedy.
An audio clip of a purported conversation between Khatauli station master Prakash Singh and a section controller for Northern Railway in Delhi
Do we need bullet trains or just safer trains, even if they run slower? Saturday’s horrific accident which claimed over 20 lives and injured scores of others as the Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express derailed near Muzaffarnagar has again brought into focus the safety record of the Railways.
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.