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Today (11:34)   53045/Mayurakshi Fast Passenger (UnReserved) | BWN/Barddhaman Junction (8 PFs)

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RAILFANNING SESSION AT BARDHAMAN

Captured some arrivals at BARDHAMAN while I was travelling from Bolpur to Asansol on last week

Pic 1,2,3 - Siliguri based EMD
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bringing Saraighat exp on pf 1. Probably it was the last run of this train before it was cancelled temporarily due to flood in NFR
Pic 4 - destination board of Saraighat exp
Pic 5,6 - Maa Tara exp departing from pf 5 after taking an extended halt of 10 mins af Barddhaman. That day I travelled in this train from BHP to BWN
Pic 7,8 - #TB of Maa Tara exp. Also pic 8 shows the recently augmented D5 coach (now augmented parmanently)
Pic 9 - 2 extra general coaches were attached in the rear end that day to clear the extra rush.
Pic 10,11,12 - MALDAH Intercity via Rampurhat arrived on pf 2 with HWH EMD in the lead
Pic 13,14 - Maldah Intercity departed from Bardhaman after taking a mere halt if 5mins
Pic 15,16 - HWH alco coupled with dual EMD standing on pf 1 with a BOXN rake
Pic 17,18 - Mayurakshi fast passenger arrived on pf 2 with ASN wammie in the lead
Pic 19 - #TB of mayurakshi fast pass

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NEW DELHI (AFP, REUTERS) - Emergency crews searched mangled carriages on Sunday (Aug 20) for any further victims after a train crash in northern India killed 23 passengers, the fourth major accident this year on the crumbling network.
Another 156 people were injured when 14 carriages came off the tracks in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh state, 130 km from New Delhi, on Saturday evening.
The coaches were left in a mangled heap after the express train derailed at 100 km per hour, crashing into nearby houses and a college.
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cause of the accident was not known and the driver of the train would be one of the first people to be questioned, Northern Railways spokesman Neeraj SharmaSharma said.
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He said the death toll could rise.
A member of the railway board told reporters there was information that suggested the derailment happened because of some repair work on the track.
“If it is found that work was going on without adequate precaution and if there was any failure on the part of railway staff then appropriate action will be taken,” said the board member, Muhammad Jamshed.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said the board had been directed to “fix responsibility” by end of the day. “Will not allow laxity in operations,” Prabhu said in a post on Twitter.
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Criminal investigators were also probing whether sabotage was involved.
Rescuers used gas-powered saws on Sunday to prise apart the tangled metal and search the wreckage with sniffer dogs.
"We are checking the coaches thoroughly for any survivors or bodies. We will clear the tracks today," Anant Dev, Muzaffarnagar district police chief, told AFP.
A large crowd descended on the accident site to help free passengers from the damaged carriages, many of which were upended and torn open.
Some of the injured were seriously hurt but many had been released from hospital after receiving treatment, Dev added.
At least 10 dead after passenger train derails in northern India
At least 10 dead after passenger train derails in northern India
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At least 23 dead, dozens hurt as train derails in India
The Utkal-Kalinga express left Puri, a temple city in India's coastal east, on Thursday evening and was scheduled to arrive in the northern Hindu holy city of Haridwar on Sunday.
India's railway network is the world's fourth largest and remains the main form of travel in the vast country, but it is poorly funded and deadly accidents often occur.
Experts blame under-investment and poor safety standards for the frequency of rail accidents.
This latest derailment is the fourth major crash this year, and follows another accident in Uttar Pradesh last November that left 146 dead.
In January nearly 40 people were killed when a passenger train derailed in the southern state of Andra Pradesh.
A 2012 government report described the loss of 15,000 passengers to rail accidents every year in India as a "massacre".
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged US$137 billion over five years to modernise the crumbling railways and his government has signed numerous upgrading deals with private companies.
Japan has agreed to provide US$12 billion in soft loans to build India's first bullet train, with Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tipped to break ground on the project in September.

  
  
Railway safety reforms in India remain on the backburner even as one accident has been occurring every three days during the tenure of Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.
Railway Ministry sources said 346 accidents have occurred since 2015 when Prabhu took over the portfolio. However, much like his predecessors, he too failed to implement the recommendations of the Anil Kakodkar committee on railway safety that was accepted by the ministry five years ago.
The committee was constituted in 2012 by then railway minister Dinesh Trivedi and chaired by former Atomic Energy Commission chairman Anil
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Kakodkar. They were to be implemented over a course of five years. The most important recommendations included filling up of vacant posts for railway safety staff and creating a special fund of Rs 1 lakh crore to be spent over five years.
REPORT AWAITED, AUTHORITIES SUSPENDED
He had also recommended replacing the existing trains with new LHB coaches. However, railways have now expedited the manufacture of LHB coaches that come with advanced safety features. Meanwhile, heads have begun to roll in the Utkal Express mishap. Prabhu ordered three top officials - member (engineering), railway board; general manager, Northern Railway; and Delhi DRM - to go on leave pending inquiry. Seven other officers have also been suspended, while the chief track engineer of Northern Railway has been transferred, Railway spokesperson Anil Saxena said.
Sources in the ministry said the action followed an internal inquiry report which said lack of communication resulted in the accident. It said the railway track was cut and fish plates removed due to maintenance work but without the knowledge of authorities concerned. Consequently, the train driver was not informed about speed restriction and this caused the mishap.
According to railway ministry data, nearly 1.42 lakh posts for safety staff remain vacant across India, which, experts say, is a major concern and clear case of official apathy. Had the recommendations been implemented effectively, they said, the horrific accidents such as the one in Muzaffarnagar on Saturday, could have been avoided. At least 20 people were killed and 34 injured when 13 bogies of the Utkal Express derailed.

  
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Today (11:28)   Indian railway ministry suspends 4 top officials following deadly rail accident - Xinhua | English.news.cn

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NEW DELHI, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Indian railway ministry suspended four officials and sent on leave three of its top officials, including a secretary-level railway board official, following a deadly rail accident in northern state of Uttar Pradesh, officials said Monday.
The step was taken Sunday evening on the basis of prima facie evidence regarding derailment of the passenger train in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh, around 100 km from New Delhi, India's national capital.
"The action against officials came after negligence on their part was found to have caused the derailment,"
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a senior railway official said.
On Saturday evening at least 23 people were killed and over 150 others injured, some of them critically, after 14 coaches of the train derailed falling upon one another.
"A member in the Railway Board, the Northern Railway General Manager and the Divisional Railway Manager were sent on leave. Besides, four engineers were suspended," a railway ministry official said.
Authorities have registered case against unknown persons in the derailment and initiated investigations.
The Indian government has announced a compensation of 7,792 U.S. dollars for each family that has lost a member in the accident, while the injured will be given an assistance of 1,558 dollars each.
In January this year 39 people were killed and over 50 injured in train derailment in southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
The Indian government in 2015 announced an investment of over 137 billion dollars over a period of next five years to boost railways and modernise it on new lines.
Indian sprawling railways are the world's third largest network, ferrying around 23 million people each day.
Last year a train accident in Uttar Pradesh killed 145 and injured around 200.

  
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