Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
»
1-min read

Major Accident Averted as Lucknow-Delhi Shatabdi Runs Over Maintenance Equipment Left on Track

The incident happened in the afternoon when the train was stopped just before the Piparsand station where around 50 workers were on the track.

Qazi Faraz Ahmad | News18@qazifarazahmad

Updated:July 16, 2018, 11:02 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Major Accident Averted as Lucknow-Delhi Shatabdi Runs Over Maintenance Equipment Left on Track
Image for Representation.
Loading...

Lucknow: Passengers of the Lucknow-Delhi Swarn Shatabdi narrowly escaped an accident on Monday when the train ran over maintenance equipment that was left on the railway track.

The incident happened in the afternoon when the train was stopped just before the Piparsand station where around 50 workers were on the track.

Passengers said that driver immediately applied the brakes and averted a major mishap. The train's abrupt halt, however, reportedly injured two workers.

Mohd Zahid, a passenger who was traveling from Lucknow to Delhi, said, “The train was changing track and suddenly it was stopped with a huge noise. There were equipment left on the track by the people working on it. The driver of the train responded well in time else there could have been a major mishap.”

The incident took place 25 kilometers from Lucknow. After reviewing the situation, the train left for its destination, New Delhi.

Speaking to News18, DRM Northern Railways, Satish Kumar, said, "There was some maintenance work going on the track on which Lko-Del Shatabdi was coming and as per caution, the speed limit should have been 30 km per hour. But this was not conveyed to the driver, who ran the train at a speed of around 80 km per hour. On seeing the train approaching at a high speed, the workers involved in the maintenance work left their equipment and ran to save their lives. Investigation has been ordered into the incident."

| Edited by: Padmaja Venkataraman
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results