Train accidents have declined in last 3 years, says Railway ministry
A top railway ministry official said the Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh (fund) (RRSK) was created in the 2017-18 budget for financing critical safety-related works. The fund was set up with a corpus of Rs 1 lakh crore over a period of five years.
Utkal Express derailment: Over 50 discharged, 102 still receiving treatment: UP minister
“Today more than 50 passengers, who had received minor injuries, were sent to their homes after treatment. The government is extending all possible help to the stranded passengers so that they could reach their destination,” UP Cabinet minister Satish Mahana
Utkal Express derailment: Red Cross sends 100 units of blood for injured
Fourteen coaches of the high-speed Utkal Express last evening jumped the rails, with one of them crashing into a house adjacent to track near Khatauli in Muzaffarnagar district, leaving 22 people dead and and over 150 injured, 26 of them grievously.
Utkal Express derailment: Suresh Prabhu asks Railway Board to fix responsibility, officials says happened due maintenance work
Utkal express derailment: Over 21 people died and more than 95 people were injured after Haridwar bound Kalinga Utkal Express went off the tracks, 25 km from Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, on Saturday evening. According to the officials, 14 coaches were derailed.
Utkal Express derailment: Trains on Meerut line cancelled or diverted till 6 PM
The derailment had such a massive impact that one of the sleeper coaches of the train climbed onto another, while its other end rammed into a house, shattering its facade, and leaving its occupants terrified. Two of the sleeper coaches overturned, with one of them hitting the facade of a local college in Muzzafarnagar.
Utkal Express derails in Uttar Pradesh: 20 die, over 80 injured as 14 coaches go off track
Utkal Express derailment: According to preliminary information received by the Railways, 14 coaches between the first five and the last four went off the tracks suddenly, including 10 non-AC Sleeper, one AC-III tier, one AC-II tier and a pantry car — only two wheels of the 14th coach were dislodged.
Utkal Express derailment: ‘Heard a loud noise, saw coaches flying’
Utkal Express derailment: The Kalinga Utkal Express went off the rails on a single track that connects Meerut to Haridwar. The line runs between two villages, Jagat Colony and Nayi Abadi. Some 25 trains go past the villages every day on average, local people said.
Sonia, Rahul express grief over deaths in Utkal Express derailment
Utkal express derailment: Sonia Gandhi conveyed her thoughts and prayers with the families of the victims. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi also expressed grief over the tragedy.
Utkal Express derailment: 3 trains cancelled, 6 diverted
According to the ministry, the 14521/14522 Ambala-Delhi-Ambala Intercity Express, 18478 Haridwar-Puri Utkal Kalinga Express and the 14682 Jalandhar-New Delhi Intercity Express, which will commence journey tomorrow, stood cancelled.
Kalinga Utkal Express train derailment: Railways, UP govt doing everything possible to help, says PM Modi
“I wish those injured a speedy recovery. The situation is being monitored very closely by the Railway Ministry,” Modi said.
Kalinga Utkal Express derailment: Helpline numbers
Kalinga Utkal Express derailment: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said he is personally monitoring the situation and has also directed some senior officials to take stock of the situation, ensuring speedy rescue and relief operations.
Kalinga Utkal Express derailment: President Kovind expresses grief, PM Modi says situation being closely monitored
Kalinga Utkal Express derailment: “Sad at train derailment in UP; my thoughts are with deceased and their families. Injured are being rescued & provided relief,” President Ram Nath Kovind’s official Twitter handle tweeted.
Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express derails: List of train mishaps that took place in 2017
Utkal Express train derails in Muzzafarnagar: Here’s a look at the train derailments that took place this year.
Utkal Express derailment highlights: Railways admits to lapse by Engineering department as prima facie cause of accident
Utkal Express derailment: UP CM Yogi Adityanath has directed all possible help. PM Narendra Modi expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased and said Railway Ministry and state government are providing all assistance in the wake of tragic incident.