Alert rly staff avert collision of trains
Two super fast trains came face to face on the same track near Tilak Bridge in New Delhi on Sunday.delhi Updated: Jun 20, 2011 23:42 IST
Two super fast trains came face to face on the same track near Tilak Bridge in New Delhi on Sunday.
The distance between the two trains — Guwahati Rajdhani Express and Kashi Vishwanath Express — was just about 200-250 metres when the staff working near the tracks noticed it and immediately signalled the two trains to stop. Since the trains were moving very slowly, they could halt immediately.
While the officials of the northern railway claimed there was no chance of a collision, the incident did create quite a scare among the passengers. However, senior officials said they have sought a report in the matter.
The incident occurred on Sunday afternoon when Guwahati Rajdhani Express was coming towards New Delhi and Kashi Vishwanath Express was on its way to Benaras.
"Due to the pointer failure (which helps train shift from one track to another) both the trains came on the same track," said a railway official.
Additional divisional railway manager Sudhir Garg, however, said the incident was very minor and both the trains were actually moving on different tracks.
"The official piloting the Kashi Vishwanath Express realised that there was a problem in the route of the train fed in to the system and the train could have come face on with the Rajdhani Express. The mistake was immediately rectified," Garg said.
First Published: Jun 20, 2011 23:40 IST