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Posted: Nov 21 2016 (12:31)
Last Response: Nov 21 2016 (13:23)
Other NewsNov 21 2016 (11:42) India's rail safety rests on the shoulders of 200,000 trackmen with 15 kilos of gear on their backs
Jayashree ❖ Amita*^ 36145 news posts
As more than 130 people die in a train accident in Kanpur, discussion on modern safety systems has been revived.
More than 130 people have died in one of the worst railway accidents India has seen in years, after the Patna-Indore Express derailed in Kanpur Dehat district on Sunday. The incident saw 14 coaches coming off the tracks, leading to horrific scenes of mangled bogies and serious injuries, in addition to the death toll which authorities are concerned may still go up.
Since efforts are still on to rescue people at the site,...
Nov 21 2016 (12:31)
Kishor*^~ 4647 blog posts 123 correct pred (63% accurate)
if pitfalls in roads are visible some patchwork can save vehicles and travelers but crack in rails ?
Rail fractures Rail fractures occur when a small crack turns into a larger one, usually because of the pressure of heavy bogies traveling over it. Indian Railways, which maintains 115,000 km of track around the country, is particularly prone to it in the season when there is a significant difference between the maximum and minimum temperatures in the day, since those cause the tracks to expand and contract. Poor maintenance and fitting could also be the cause of a small crack that over time could turn into a separation of rails. The result is a break in the tracks, which causes the bogey to...
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