THE RAIL traffic through Harauni station returned to normalcy on Saturday. It had came to a standstill following arson and vandalism by an unruly mob on Friday after an incident in which two labourers were run over by a train.
On the other hand, a joint team of RPF, traffic, commercial and signal and communication personnel submitted a report on the incident to the northern railways’ divisional administration on Saturday.
The damaged equipment and instruments at the station master’s office were repaired and the traffic movement was restored. Different departments have sent detailed reports about the damages in their respective departments.
The police would soon start recording statements of railway staff on the basis of the FIR filed in the case. The commercial department was facing a lot of problems as the ticket stock register was reduced to ashes. According to DRM RK Gupta the Railways had suffered damages worth Rs 25 lakh. Meanwhile, security at Haurani station had been increased and would remain in force round the clock for a few days.
Kin refuse to accept cheques
RELATIVES OF the two youths who died when they were run over by Barauni-Gwalior Mail have refused to accept the cheques for compensation amount.
The district administration had announced a compensation of Rs 20,000 each to the next of kin of each of the victims. The district administration presented cheques of Rs 20,000 each, as first instalment to the kin who wanted the entire compensation amount of Rs 1.2 lakh (including Rs 1 lakh each from Chief Minister’s office). It being Saturday, the Rs 1 lakh cheques could not be given. The district administration, which expects to get Rs 1 lakh cheques on Monday, would then give it to the kin of the two victims.
COUPLINGS OF the 2 PLM Memu train snapped soon after the train left Amausi railway station. This left half of the coaches of the train behind creating panic among the passengers of the detached part of the train. The moment the driver of the train learnt about it, he informed the Manak Nagar station master about it. Later the train was brought back to join the couplings. However, there was some problem in fixing it.
The train was then pushed to the yard by the motor-cab for fixing the couplings. Following this the railway administration cancelled 2 PLM, 1 LSB, 7 LKM, 11 LKM and 12 LKM. This caused a lot of inconvenience to the commuters of these trains.