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Nov 20 2016 (23:50)   Indore-Patna Express derailment: Train was overcrowded, carried more passengers than its capacity

Yash^~   47 news posts
Entry# 2066465   News Entry# 286213         Tags   Past Edits
INDORE: While the railways claimed that around 1,200 people were on board, railway sources claimed that the number of passengers were much more that. Sources claimed that hundreds of passengers on the train were travelling either without ticket or with general ticket which the railways figures do not show.
"The number of such people could have been even around 500 which is almost half the capacity of the train," a railway official said on the condition of anonymity.
One such case is of Raja Ram who is searching for his sister-in-law at Indore
railway station on Sunday. While he knew that she had boarded the train on Saturday, he was not sure about the coach in which she was travelling. Reason, she had a waiting list ticket.
"She was travelling on a ticket with waiting list 296, I left her on one of the coaches, I have no idea if she was in the coach with fatalities," Raja said crying.
Raja is not the only one whose kin were on board unauthorized tickets. "There are many relatives who have come with enquiries for relatives who were not authorized to travel in the train. This suggests that the number of people travelling were much more than those who got reservation," a railway official at the help desk said.
Vendors of the station also claimed that the crowd on Saturday seemed to be much more as compared to crowds for normal trains. Railway had installed some extra coaches in the train but they not adequate according to the demand.
"There were long queues of people waiting to board the train in the general boogie, they were in much larger number than the coaches could accommodate," a vendor at the station claimed.
Since, this is the only train that connects Patna to Indore and a lot of people of Bihar and UP live in this part of the state, the train usually runs fully occupied.
Railway officials also agreed that the general bogies of the train were usually overcrowded. "A general boogie can generally accommodate 90 people, the crowd in general bogie of these trains are usually on the higher side," a senior official of western railways said.

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Nov 26 2016 (00:59)
Mohsin Hussain   4 blog posts   8 correct pred (53% accurate)
Re# 2066465-4            Tags   Past Edits
To add to that... Redundabt tracks
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Nov 24 2016 (16:17)   Avantika Express to have Linke hofmann busch coaches

Dipanshu   3 news posts
Entry# 2070035   News Entry# 286663         Tags   Past Edits
INDORE: After Kochuveli, Indore-Yesvantpur and Nizamuddin Express trains, the Western Railways is going to introduce high quality German-made Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches in Avantika Express.
Officials at Indore Railway Station said that it will be effective in the last week of December.
They had earlier planned to introduce these coaches in this train, but it could not materialise due to the limited supply of coaches. Now officials with Ratlam Division of the Western Railways, apparently after the Indore-Patna tragedy, have decided to introduce these high quality coaches in this train.
said that LHB coaches have inbuilt safety and comfort features that are comparable to world class standards. They are designed to attain a speed of up to 160kmph and the cost of manufacturing each LHB coach is said to be around Rs2.5 crore. "There were reports of rattling or jerks in some of the old coaches of Avantika express train. It has been decided to introduce LHB rake in this train soon. The rake is expected to be delivered in December, after which it will be installed on this train. These coaches are safer and proven to provide a smooth ride on long formation rakes running at high speed," a senior railway official said.
The officials were not sure about the composition of the train. The train will have at least 22 LHB coaches including first class AC, AC 2-tier, AC 3-tier, sleeper class and general second class coaches, they said.

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Nov 26 2016 (00:55)
Mohsin Hussain   4 blog posts   8 correct pred (53% accurate)
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Mostky the rake will stop i think

Nov 26 2016 (00:55)
Mohsin Hussain   4 blog posts   8 correct pred (53% accurate)
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BCT INDB Avantika Express

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Oct 03 2016 (17:33)   19022/Lucknow Jn.- Mumbai Bandra (T.) Weekly Express

Mohsin Hussain   4 blog posts   8 correct pred (53% accurate)
Entry# 2010061            Tags   Past Edits
The loco change happens at BRC & not RTM
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