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Saptakranti Express narrowly escaped the accident, seeing the iron pole on the tracks, driver applied emergency brake

Pankaj Prasad
Saptakranti Express
Saptakranti Express

The driver immediately stopped the train by applying the emergency brake.

The Saptakranti Express going from Delhi to Muzaffarpur survived the accident on Friday. On Friday morning, when the train was going towards Muzaffarpur at its own speed, the train driver was blown away after seeing the pole on the track near Kunwarpur Chintamanpur railway halt. The driver immediately stopped the train by applying the emergency brake. It is said that when the laborers working on the railway track saw the speeding train, they left the pole on the track and fled from there.

Railway tracks repair work in progress

Kunwarpur Chintamanpur Railway Halt is a railway halt on the Muzaffarpur-Gorakhpur main line under Samastipur Railway Division of East Central Railway zone. This halt is located at Kundiya, Kunwarpur in East Champaran district. The repair work of railway tracks was going on here. Dozens of laborers were working on the railway track.

Seeing the train very close, the hands of the workers swelled

At the same time the Saptakranti Express going from Delhi to Muzaffarpur reached at a very high speed. By the time the workers and trackmen heard the train's arrival, the train had come very near. Seeing the train very close, the hands of the workers swelled. He did not have time to remove the iron pole on the track. So he left the pole on the track and ran away.

Train operations also affected

According to information received from railway sources, after getting the line clear from Pipra station, the train started galloping forward. During the line doubling work, the track being laid got stuck in the engine. Due to this the balance of the train started deteriorating. The driver realized this. With his understanding, he stopped the car near Chintamanpur Kunwar Halt. After this the officials were informed about this. The car is stalled at the halt for almost an hour. Due to this the operation of other trains is also affected. The information about which trains have been affected due to this will be updated in a while.