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Posted: Nov 21 2016 (00:14)
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Major Accidents/DisruptionsNCR/North Central -Nov 20 2016 (20:13) Indore-Patna Express derailment: Passengers’ complaint of thunderous sound went unheeded
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The Indore-Patna Express derailed early on Sunday because the wheels of a coach had jammed, officials indicated, as passengers complained they alerted authorities of an unusually loud sound but were asked to not worry.
Eyewitnesses of the accident – which killed more than 100 people – told HT that they told the ticket collector about a thunder-like sound from underneath their S1 coach in Jhansi, hours before the accident.
“The sound was unusual. I travel a lot and I could make out the sound wasn’t right. Some passengers of my coach shared their...
Nov 21 2016 (00:14)
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So some indications of complacency at some point of time have started trickling in. Ideally the coach with jammed wheel should have been rectified or detached,or train may have proceeded at a safe low speed till a major station where the rectification of problem was possible. Available technology need to be fully harnessed and work practices/methodology need to be changed accordingly to avoid such incidences. Sensors can be installed which give indication of jammed wheels and other technical defects to loco pilot/guard. But all these call for a substantial investment which is not possible with the very low fare (non ac class) regime and inefficient IR ways of working, unless Govt pays for the subsidies which are currently borne by IR.
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