- Bachwada-Hajipur Rail services resume after 40 hours
- Eastern Zone’s Chief Safety Commissioner will investigate today
Hajipur. The engineering department of the railway is responsible for the train accident in Vaishali. Seven out of nine members from the Internal Investigation Team of specialists of various technical departments of East Central Railway in their report said that the engineering department is responsible for the accident. However, the CPRO ECR said that this is the initial findings of railways which may not be necessarily true.
Ministry of Railways has entrusted the responsibility of investigation to Latif Khan, Chief Safety Commissioner of East Zone Kolkata. Will start investigating from Tuesday. He will be interacting with the injured passengers in the accident, which is being treated at Hajipur Sadar Hospital and PMCH. On Wednesday and Thursday, he will also get information from people at DRM office in Sonpur. The ECR asked its team to submit the investigation report in twenty four hours.
The team submitted the report on Monday. The report said that the Cracks on the CMS crossing near the points 24 A were crack in the track. Along with sleeper numbers 73 and 74, an old wooden crest of 99 cm below the track was set up. During the passing of the train, a broken track and the wooden piece were damaged and it caused the accident. 02 bolts of fish plate were also found below the crossing, 03 pendrol clips were also turned out.
After the Simmachal Express incident, the operation of mail-express trains on the Hajipur-Shahpur Patori line of Sonpur division was restored by late Monday night. Earlier, the operation of seven trains was canceled and more than half a dozen trains were diverted through the transit route. Rescue teams from Sunday were able to remove 11 derailed bogies of the train who near the Sahdei Bujurg station after nearly 40 hours.
There is a single track on the Hajipur-Shahpur line, but there are three tracks due to the area being a station area. East Central Railway CPRO Rajesh Kumar said that the three lines were damaged. One track was rectified on Sunday night at 8:35 pm then one freight train was passed at 9:30 pm. CPRO said that Railway Safety Commissioner Eastern Circle Kolkata Latif Khan will investigate the causes of the accident.