Three killed as train derails in UP

Two derailments in one day

GN Bureau | November 24, 2017


#maintenance   #Piyush Goyal   #tracks   #train derailment   #Railway   #Uttar Pradesh  


Three passengers were killed and around a dozen sustained grievous injuries after nine coaches of Vasco Da Gama-Patna express derailed near Manikpur railway station in Uttar Pradesh on Friday morning.

Similarly, 14 wagons of a goods train also jumped off the track near Cuttack in Odisha. 
 
Ministry of railways has announced Rs 5 lakh for the family of the dead and Rs 1 lakh for the injured for Vasco Da Gama accident. 
 
Sources said railway board chairman Ashwani Lohani has ordered a probe to ascertain the reasons behind the incident. 
 
The Manikpur derailment comes less than 12 hours after a jeep collided with a passenger train near Lucknow in which four persons were killed on Thursday.
 
The derailments have once again exposed the negligence of the railways in ensuring maintenance of the tracks. 
 
Railway minister Piyush Goyal had earlier asked the officials concerned to ensure regular maintenance and inspections of the tracks in their respective zones and avoid running trains at high speed during foggy weather.
 

Comments

 

Other News

Reboot PPP in India, says Niti Aayog specialist

The government needs to undertake more concerted efforts to revive the credibility of Public Private Partnership (PPP) framework and build capacity within various public institutions for PPP implementation, said a Niti Aayog specialist. In a blog

“IT/ICT will be a significant game changer in education”

Ending an extended period of stagnation, public sector enterprise Educational Consultants of India Limited (EdCIL) doubled its turnover in 2015-16 and has maintained it for 2016-17. In conversation with Praggya Guptaa, EdCIL’s CMD Diptiman Das talks about the PSUs future plans and the potential o

“We want India to support us on the security front also”

Close on the heels of the new US policy towards Afghanistan, India gave a new meaning to its strategy towards the country when it took the Chabahar route to supply wheat to the insurgency-hit landlocked nation. In conversation with Shankar Kumar, Afghanistan ambassador Shaida Mohammad Abdali talks abou

Should private hospitals be nationalised?

Should private hospitals be nationalised?

GAIL hosts oil and gas conclave

 GAIL Limited organised two day-long oil and gas health safety and environment (HSE) conclave for oil and gas enterprises on Friday at Noida GAIL director (projects) and chairman of the conclave, Ashutosh Karnatak laid emphasis on the importance of operation and maintenance aspect of the oil

Gujarat Elections: For BJP, voters show both pride and prejudice

Familiarity, it is said, breeds contempt. But a two-decade-long association of a political party with the electorate is bound to unleash demons of contempt, jealousy and disaffection.  If one looks at confusing signals emanating from Gujarat, most of them are coming from voters’ high d



Video

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter