Techies Tampered With Tracks: Railways

Techies Tampered With Tracks: Railways

The alleged sabotage on railway tracks in Mahanagar on Sunday seems to be the work of expert technicians using advanced tools.

IG railways BK Singh said as many as 307 fastening clips from the tracks were removed. Each clip would take five minutes to be removed, he said. These clips are used to prevent railway tracks from moving vertically or horizontally. According to the estimate provided by railway officials, the kind of damage done on the tracks would have taken 20 hours using simple tools.

“This indicates that highly mechanised tools or trained hands had executed the task. This is why we are carrying out internal inquiries,” said a source involved in the inquiry process. The 15 men who were on duty to maintain the stretch would be questioned individually as railways wants to rule out internal mischief. Read More…

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