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Alert railway staff at Allahabad station averts train mishap

A major tragedy was averted when a railway employee spotted a damaged bolster spring in one of the coaches of North-East Express soon after the train left Allahabad junction.

lucknow Updated: Sep 12, 2017 14:23 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Allahabad
Railway mishap,Uttar Pradesh,North-East Express
Bolster spring is an important component of a coach which is used as a secondary suspension. The weight of the entire bogie rests on it. 

A major tragedy was averted when a railway employee spotted a damaged bolster spring in one of the coaches of North-East Express soon after the train left Allahabad junction on Sunday evening.

The incident took place a day after newly-appointed chairman of the Railway Board Ashwini Lohani visited Allahabad.

As soon as the train left Allahabad junction, carriage/rolling staff member Krishna Kumar Gupta found a broken bolster spring in S9 bogie of North-East Express (12505) and immediately informed his supervisor KM Tripathi who passed on the information to the control room.

Bolster spring is an important component of a coach which is used as a secondary suspension. The weight of the entire bogie rests on it.

The train was taken back to platform number 3 where station manager Rajaram Rajpoot, engineers and officials examined the affected bogie.

The affected bogie was then decoupled from the train and a new one was attached to the guard’s coach. All the passengers were shifted in the new bogie after which the train resumed its journey at 9.40 pm.

The station manager said all the bogies of the train were checked properly before allowing the train to resume its journey.

Public relations officer (PRO), Allahabad division, SK Gupta said all the passengers of the affected coach were safe.

First Published: Sep 12, 2017 14:23 IST