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Today (16:43)   Amritsar train accident: Let's not railroad engine driver; public, politicians and police deserve fair share of blame

DhnEcr~   61 news posts
Entry# 3919874   News Entry# 365574         Tags   Past Edits
In the Arabian desert, there are bone dry river beds called wadis. Tourists like to park their vehicles there and take photographs. Every so often, the authorities warn against parking on the bed because flash floods hurtle down, a veritable roaring wall of water that offers no escape and devastates.
Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh reaches Amritsar. Arjun Sharma/ 101Reporters
Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh reaches Amritsar. Arjun Sharma/ 101Reporters
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much like the train that scythed through a crowd at Amritsar and marked an obscenity of a tragedy. Now, we can blame the engine driver and the chief guest Navjot Kaur Sidhu for being late to the burning of the Ravana effigy and Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for not reaching Amritsar from Delhi and toss the railway authorities in for good measure. None of it amounts to anything.
The cruel fact is you don't stand on the railroad tracks. The tracks belong to trains. It is appalling that at a function where politicians were present, the police hadn't cared to cordon off the tracks and save the people from themselves. To think that another train had just rolled by on one of the triple tracks and no one said: Whoa, just a minute, Get off the tracks. These are residents of the neighbourhood, who'd know the train schedule forwards and backwards. Why did they congregate on the railway tracks?
And where were the police keeping control of the crowd? They should be the first point of inquiry. Not whether Navjot Kaur arrived late. Surely, we will discover inadequate exits which is par for these ad hoc functions, confusion and general chaos but what is most mystifying is that a train headlight is blindingly powerful coming down a straight track. Did no one see it?
There will be questions asked about the speed of the train. But last I heard, we wanted fast trains. As is customary, the fear is that bureaucratic indifference, political sycophancy and arrogance, poor planning at the venue, a lack of basic safety norms will all be ignored and a scapegoat will be found in the engine driver who was only doing his job.
Published Date: Oct 20, 2018 16:10 PM | Updated Date: Oct 20, 2018 16:10 PM
Tags : Amritsar, Amritsar Train Accident, Amritsar Train Tragedy, CriticalPoint, Deaths On Tracks, Fencing Of Railway Tracks, Gatimaan Express, High Speed Rail Network, Indian Railways, Indian Roadways, InMyOpinion, Mumbai Suburban Railway Deaths, Punjab, Punjab Train Tragedy, Railway Accidents, Right Of Way, Speed, Unmanned Crossings
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DhnEcr~   6854 blog posts
Re# 3919874-1            Tags   Past Edits
Couldn't agree more
  
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Today (15:32)   12401/Magadh Express

Magadh Express NDLS IPR~   7674 blog posts   657 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 3919601            Tags   Past Edits
2 compliments
HJ HJ
On board 12401 Magadh Express.
First time since RSA with Hatia express, expected right time departure, departed at 15:31.
No horn :D चुपके से निकल ली।
Some pics.
DMU 73262 is placed on PF1.
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Magadh Express NDLS IPR~   7674 blog posts   657 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 3919601-3            Tags   Past Edits
12401 crossing with 12402 at Daniyawan Junction at around 16:20.

  
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Today (16:34)
sharib~   3235 blog posts   45 correct pred (79% accurate)
Re# 3919601-4            Tags   Past Edits
on board 12401 first time....ek baar ko i was shocked, Magadh kay liye fyt krnay wala bnda first time magadh mai travel kr rha h...but next line say confusion dur ho gya ;)

  
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Magadh Express NDLS IPR~   7674 blog posts   657 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 3919601-5            Tags   Past Edits
हा हा हा।
नही जा पा रहा था कुछ काम नही था।
स्टेशन तो कई बार आया देखने।
आज 55 रुपये की यात्रा बहुत दिनों बाद।
गर्मी में दोपहर को जाने का मन नही करता,
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या सुबह या शाम में हटिया एक्सप्रेस।

  
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sharib~   3235 blog posts   45 correct pred (79% accurate)
Re# 3919601-6            Tags   Past Edits
pnbe tk ?

  
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Magadh Express NDLS IPR~   7674 blog posts   657 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 3919601-7            Tags   Past Edits
हाँ, पटना तक ही।
  
12646 Hazrat Nizamuddin - Ernakulam Jn Millennium SF Express Smashing Runkuta at MPS 110kmph with ED WAP 4 #22654
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Today (11:02)   PHOTOS: लोगों को कुचलती चली गई ट्रेन, 150 मीटर तक बिखर गईं लाशें

Anupam Enosh Sarkar*^~   9136 news posts
Entry# 3918473   News Entry# 365552         Tags   Past Edits
पंजाब के अमृतसर में दशहरे के मौके पर रावण दहन के दौरान ट्रेन की चपेट में आने से कम से कम 60 लोगों की मौत हो गई. हादसा जोड़ा रेल फाटक के पास उस वक्‍त हुआ जब पठानकोट से अमृतसर जा रही डेमू ट्रेन गुजर रही थी. मरने वालों में ज्‍यादातर लोग उत्‍तर प्रदेश और बिहार के लोग हैं.
पंजाब के अमृतसर में दशहरे के मौके पर रावण दहन के दौरान ट्रेन की चपेट में आने से कम से कम 60 लोगों की मौत हो गई. हादसा जोड़ा रेल फाटक के पास उस वक्‍त हुआ जब पठानकोट से अमृतसर जा रही डेमू ट्रेन गुजर रही थी. मरने वालों में ज्‍यादातर लोग उत्‍तर प्रदेश और बिहार के लोग हैं.
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बता दें कि अमृतसर के जोड़ा फाटक के पास दशहरा उत्सव मनाया जा रहा था. वहां कई लोग रेलवे ट्रैक पर ही खड़े रावण दहन देख रहे थे. इसी बीच रेलगाड़ी आ गई, जिस कारण सैकड़ों लोग रेलगाड़ी की चपेट में आ गए.
अमृतसर के प्रथम उपमंडलीय मजिस्ट्रेट राजेश शर्मा ने बताया कि 50 शवों को बरामद किया गया है और कम से कम 50 घायलों को एक सरकारी अस्पताल में भर्ती कराया गया है. उन्होंने बताया कि उसी वक्त दो विपरीत दिशाओं से एक साथ दो ट्रेनें आई और लोगों को बचने का बहुत कम समय मिला. उन्होंने बताया कि एक ट्रेन की चपेट में कई लोग आ गए.
मौके पर रेलवे के आलाधिकारी पुलिसबल के साथ पहुंच चुके हैं बचाव कार्य जारी है. घायलों को 108 एंबुलेस के जरिए अस्पताल पहुंचाया जा रहा है.
लोगों ने बताया कि ट्रेन से कुचले गए लोगों की लाशें 150 मीटर तक बिखर गईं. वहीं रेलवे के आलाधिकारी एनडीआरएफ की टीम के साथ मौके पर पहुंच कर राहत बचावकार्य शुरू कर दिया है.
भगदड़ उस समय मची जब दशहरा कार्यक्रम के दौरान रावण का अधजला रावण पुतला नीचे गिर गया. इससे बचने के लिए वहां लोगों में भगदड़ मच गई.
भगदड़ के दौरान बचने के लिए रेलवे ट्रेक की तरफ भागे, लेकिन इसी दौरान सामने से आ रही ट्रेन भीड़ पर चढ़ गई, जब तक लोग संभल पाते तब तक ट्रेन कई लोगों को काल का ग्रास बना चुकी थी.
दिल्ली से भी रेलवे अधिकारी घटनास्थल के लिए रवाना हो गए हैं, जबकि रेलवे ने हैल्पलाइन नंंबर भी जारी कर दिए हैं.
घटनास्थल से हृदय विदारक तस्वीरें आ रही हैं, जिन्हें देखा नहीं जा सकता. रेलवे ट्रैक के आसपास लाशें बिखरी पड़ी हैं, जो हादसे भयावहता जाहिर करती हैं.

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sharib~   3235 blog posts   45 correct pred (79% accurate)
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hmm now its govt duty to give full fund to respective families without commission..is it from railway or state govt?

  
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Anupam Enosh Sarkar*^~   13419 blog posts   42422 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 3918473-65            Tags   Past Edits
Both, Centre paying 5 lakhs, plus State 2 lakhs.

  
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🌟⭐ VENOM And Venom wants to play ⭐🌟^~   6351 blog posts   6006 correct pred (65% accurate)
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2lakh +5 lakh for death of any person..

  
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sharib~   3235 blog posts   45 correct pred (79% accurate)
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7 lacs is not a good amount but much better...zindgi waps nhi aa skti but jo families h yha unki thodi behtr ho skti h..

  
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Garib Rath trains is the pride of IR^~   41268 blog posts   680 correct pred (57% accurate)
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Lagta to nahi hai.
  
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Today (16:19)   06319/Kochuveli - Banaswadi Humsafar Inaugural Special | RPM/WAP-7(I)/30597

Pranav~   246 blog posts
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First Humsafar Train of Kerala!! Kochuveli~Banaswadi Humsafar | Inaugural Run

  
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sreerup kol^~   12596 blog posts   9085 correct pred (83% accurate)
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Nice BOSS....

  
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ATHARVA^~   45372 blog posts   2717 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Nice location n capture

  
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12418 प्रयागराज एक्सप्रेस Prayagraj Express   1067 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 3919791-4            Tags   Past Edits
Atleast a slight relief for the passengers from the private bus mafia.
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