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Coupling breaks thrice in 2 hours, close shave for Shiv Ganga Express

The time and again decoupling sent the railway officials into a tizzy.

lucknow Updated: Sep 09, 2017 15:27 IST
In yet another close shave for train passengers, engine of Varanasi-bound New Delhi-Varanasi Shiv Ganga Express got detached with bogies thrice.
In yet another close shave for train passengers, engine of Varanasi-bound New Delhi-Varanasi Shiv Ganga Express got detached with bogies thrice.(HT Photo)

In yet another close shave for train passengers, engine of Varanasi-bound New Delhi-Varanasi Shiv Ganga Express got detached with bogies thrice between 9 am and 11.20 am on Friday.

It began around 9.05am when the engine got detached from the bogies near Sarai Jagdish between Jhunsi and Ramnathpur in Allahabad district. It ran ahead for about 500 metre on track. The engine was called back and reattached with bogies.

As it proceeded towards Varanasi, it again decoupled with bogies at 10.17am near Jangiganj railway station.

The engine was brought back again and bogies were attached with it. Shockingly, as the train crossed Gyanpur road station, engine and bogies got decoupled yet again, at 11.15am.

Harried driver informed the railway authorities in Varanasi division of North Eastern Railways and an engine was sent to the spot and bogies were attached with it.

The time and again decoupling sent the railway officials into a tizzy. In a hurry, senior railway officials chaired by divisional railway manager (DRM) SK Jha held a meeting and discussed the matter. A team of technicians sent to the spot and examined the engine.

Sources in the department said that there was some problem in the engine’s coupling.

As the engine belonged to Diesel Loco Shed, Jhansi, Jha spoke to engineers at the shed and instructed them to remove the problem in coupling of engine.

Ashok Kumar, PRO, North Eastern Railway, Varanasi division, said the train decoupled thrice. “A new engine was sent to the spot that brought the train to Varanasi. Senior officials took the matter very seriously and instructed engineers to remove the technical snags so that such incident doesn’t take place in future.

Shiv Ganga is an important train that runs between Varanasi and New Delhi daily.