Indian Railways train averts derailment, as driver apply brake on time
Indian Railways Etawah-Mainpuri passenger train has averted a derailment, as the driver applied brake on time applying presesnce of mind.
Indian Railways Etawah-Mainpuri passenger train has averted a derailment, as the driver applied brake on time applying presesnce of mind. Near Karhal in Mainpuri district miscreants had thrown a loose concrete sleeper on the railway tracks on Friday. A Railway Protection Force (RPF) officer said the driver of the train applied brakes on time, saving many lives.
The incident happened when the passenger train heading towards Mainpuri with some 75-80 passengers aboard, according to IANS report. The rare part of the engine was, however, damaged. In another incident, a section of the track caved in in Mathura on Friday. The incident caused traffic disruption on the Delhi-Agra route.
The Samta Express, Kerala Express, Sachkhand Express and the Mangal Express were reportedly hit by the delay. In the past few years, the Indian Railways has taken various measures to ensure better safety of passengers. These include overhaul in signalling, better survillence on track, among other things. The national transporter is also taking various intiatives to ensure women safety.