HindustanTimes Wed,03 Sep 2014

Train collision averted at Mansa station

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Mansa, December 12, 2013
First Published: 19:44 IST(12/12/2013) | Last Updated: 19:48 IST(12/12/2013)

A major tragedy was averted at the local Narendrapura railway station on Thursday, after the driver of an Intercity Express overlooked a stop signal and went on the same track on which a goods train was stationary.


The Narendarpura station falls between Mansa - Bareta and the Intercity Express from Ganganagar to Delhi, usually crosses the station at high speed.

On Thursday, the stop signal was on, which was ignored, but fortunately the driver, Gurcharan Singh, managed to brake in time. Still, the two trains did mildly brush against each other. No one was injured, but passengers did panic for some time.

The driver has been suspended for negligence. He was divested of the charge and a new driver Om Prakash was handed over the charge to reroute the train.

Narendarpura SHO Harpal Singh said, "The accident was averted, but driver Gurcharan Singh was at fault. A departmental inquiry has been initiated against him."

comment Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of
blog comments powered by Disqus

more from Bathinda

Cops in civil dress help SGPC member take control of Jandalisar gurdwara

With radical Sikh leader Baljit Singh Daduwal locked in jail for the past 10 days, Jandalisar gurdwara in Kotshamir, managed by him before his arrest, has been virtually taken over by a local member of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and the policemen in civil dress bearing blue turbans and posing themselves as religious volunteers are allegedly assisting him.


Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved