Update on Andhra Accident

It is being learnt that certain issues with non-uniform application of brakes alongwith its sudden application lead to internal collision in the express train and not a rear collision.  Being investigated by CRS and hence cannot be commented upon.

-IRSSE

 

25 killed in Andhra train accident, IRSSE has solutions to prevent such accidents.

SPAD Case :
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Hyderabad/Bangalore, May 22, 2012

Union Railways minister (MR) Sh. Mukul Roy talked to the media as he visited the site of accident where the Hampi Express rammed into the rear of a stationary goods train at Penukonda in the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh.

At least 25 passengers were killed and 55 injured after the Hubli-Bangalore Hampi Express overshot a signal and rammed a stationary goods train near a station in Andhra Pradesh around 3.10am on Tuesday. Railway officials said the engine and four bogies of the express train were affected badly. Within seconds, fire broke out in the first coach behind the engine. Rescuers recovered 16 charred bodies from this coach and five more from the third coach. Among those rushed to hospitals, four succumbed to injuries and the condition of 10 is stated to be critical.

Passengers in the second coach miraculously escaped with injuries. Rescuers used gas cutters to rip open the mangled coaches. Fire engines took more than three hours to douse the fire. South Western Railway arranged buses and trains for stranded passengers.

Penukonda station, about 130 km northeast of Bangalore, is on the route through which Karnataka’s floating population from the north heads to the state capital for work.

One of the survivors, Jabbar Mohammed, said, “Most of the victims are daily wage labourers from Hospet and Bellary regions.”

The railway ministry announced a compensation of R5 lakh to the next of kin of each of the deceased, R1 lakh to each of the grievously injured and R50,000 each for those who received minor injuries.

Railways minister Mukul Roy, who visited the site, said, “Railways will offer job to one person (each) from the families of the deceased.”

The railways has ordered a probe into the mishap. “It seems the driver (who is in hospital) of the Hampi Express overshot the signal,” railways spokesperson Anil Saxena said in Delhi.

IRSSE Community feeels that it is high time we put in place Train Protection Warning System (TPWS) @ ETCS Level-2 in place.

 

Some Leads about New GM Postings.

As is heard from reliable Offical sources ;  posting orders of new General Managers (GMs) in Railways are expected very soon. Accordingly, V K Gupta Could be GM Northern Railway and Alok Jauhari – GM North Central Railway (NCR) Allahabad. Shri Johri was earlier DRM/Vijayawada and SDGM/SCR.

RCIL: New MD Took Over few Months Back and is turning it around …

Railtel Corporation, a fUlly Owned Company of Ministry of Rlys under Leader Ship of its New MD Shri Bahugauna is taking drastic steps to upgrade the companies’ Objectives and revenues under the able Guidance of ML./Chairman RCIL and they both want  this company to quadruple(+)     the revenues in near future and all Rly men, S&T men and  IRSSE should do our best. We(RCIL)are a trusted partner for mostPvt Customers, System Integrator s, Railwire Partners,  CENtral Govt Agencie s, Rlys and PSUs and are apparently preferred by Different Ministries  for our professionalism… lets protect/ project our USP as IRSSE.

Please get back with More ideas of interaction with RCIL and improvements from on this site or on  irsse@gmail.com.

-IRSSE

Bunglow/ Emergency Peon In RCIL Allowed.