Odisha Train Crash: Normal Rail Traffic To Start By Wednesday, Says Railway Minister

Odisha triple train accident: Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav has said that the government is looking at restoring normal rail traffic in Balasore district by Wednesday morning (June 7). Around 90 trains were cancelled, mostly in the Southern and South Eastern Railway zones, while 46 were diverted and 11 were terminated after a three-train accident in Odisha’s Balasore on Friday, in which 288 People were killed, while more than 900 were injured. Three trains – the Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express, the Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express and a goods train – were involved in the accident, one of the country’s worst railway tragedies.

Union Railway Minister Ashwini said, “A large number of passengers (who were traveling in the accident trains) have already reached their homes after receiving the compensation amount. Our aim is to start normal train operations by Wednesday morning.” Could.” PTI from Vaishnav. Ashwini Vaishnav reached Odisha’s Balasore district, where the incident took place, canceling his trip to Goa, where he was to flag off the Mumbai-Goa Vande Bharat Express.

As per the latest data released by the two zones, South Eastern Railway has canceled Chennai-Howrah Mail, Darbhanga-Kanyakumari Express and Kamakhya-LTT Express journeys starting from June 3. It has also canceled Patna-Puri. Special train to start journey from June 4.

Southern Railway has canceled Mangalore-Santragachi Vivek Superfast Express scheduled to leave Mangalore at 23.00 hrs on June 3, Dr. MGR Chennai Central-Shalimar Coromandel Express scheduled to leave Chennai at 07.00 hrs on June 4, Dr. MGR Chennai Central-Santragachi AC Superfast train canceled Done. Chennai on June 4 at 08.10.

It has also canceled Rangapara North-Erode Superfast Special leaving Rangapara North at 05.15 hrs on 3rd June, Guwahati-Sri M. Visvesvaraya Bengaluru Tri-Weekly Superfast Express at 06.20 hrs from Guwahati on 6th June, Kamakhya-Sir M. Visvesvaraya Bengaluru AC Superfast Express at 06.20 hrs from Guwahati cancelled. Departure from Kamakhya on 7th June at 14.00 hrs. Railways has short-terminated 11 trains due to the accident.

South Eastern Railway ran a MEMU special train from Howrah to Balasore at 16.00 hrs on 3rd June to transport relatives of passengers affected due to derailment at Bahanaga Bazar. Southern Railway is also arranging a special train from Chennai to Bhadrak for the family members of the affected passengers.

Around 1,175 people have been admitted to various hospitals, including private ones, out of which 793 have been discharged and 382 are undergoing treatment, Odisha government officials said at around 8 pm on Saturday night. The condition of all except two patients is stable, he said. According to PTI reports, around 2,000 people were on board both the express trains.

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