Train operations resumed, through the derailment site of 15633 Bikaner – Guwahati Express

Maligaon,  Jan 15: Movement of trains through the derailment affected site has resumed from 00-00 hrs of today (15-01-2022). The first goods train DN BOXN passed through the section at 02-05 hrs. Prior to that, the down line track was certified fit for train movement at 20 KMPH. The first passenger carrying train 20505 DN Dibrugarh – New Delhi Rajdhani Express crossed over the affected section at 11-53 hrs.

The restoration work started on war footing immediately after the rescue and relief operation completed under the supervision of senior officials from Division and HQ. Departments like the P. Way, Signal & Telecom and Electrical worked tirelessly day & night to replace, restore all damaged items to start the train operation at the shortest possible time by observing all safety precautions.

It may be mentioned here that, derailment of the 15633 Bikaner – Guwahati Express occurred at about 17-00 hrs on 13.01.2022 between New Domohani and New Mainaguri section under Alipurduar Jn Division of N.F. Railway.

As a result of the derailment 9 passengers died and 36 injured. Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hon’ble Minister of Railways, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology himself reached the accident site yesterday to have an on the spot inspection.

He also visited hospitals and interacted with admitted passengers. He also assured best possible healthcare facilities to all admitted passengers. Railway has already paid ex-gratia payment at the shortest possible time, within hours of the accident.

A statutory enquiry by the Commissioner of Railway safety, Northeast Frontier Circle, Kolkata (under Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt of India) has already been ordered to find out causes leading to the derailment. Any member of public having knowledge to accident and any other matter connected therewith and desiring to give evidence may do.

The report of the enquiry is expected to be submitted shortly. As already informed by the Hon’ble Minister, all precautions and necessary actions will be taken so that such incidents do not reoccur.


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