Derailment of Kalka-Shimla toy practice: Railways marks inquiry

THE RAILWAYS has marked an inquiry into derailment of the Kalka-Shimla toy practice close to Parwanoo on Saturday. The inquiry will probably be performed by Commissioner (Railway Security) S Okay Pathak.

Two British nationals had been killed and 13 injured when three coaches of the chartered Kalka-Shimla toy practice carrying a bunch of vacationers from Britain derailed on Saturday afternoon. The incident occurred round 10 minutes after the practice left the Kalka Railway Station.


Spokesperson for Northern Railways Naresh Sharma stated that the commissioner can be current in Chandigarh at 9.30 am on Tuesday. Anybody with details about the incident may seem earlier than him.

“The commissioner will meet the injured to see their situation and go to the location of the accident. The officers involved can even be questioned. Proof within the case will probably be examined. Additional motion will probably be initiated after the inquiry is full,” stated Sharma.

The Fee of Railway Security comes beneath the Ministry of Civil Aviation. The fee offers with issues associated to security of rail journey and practice operations.

A complete of 37 British nationals had been travelling within the practice. Other than the 2 who died, three suffered severe accidents whereas eight minor accidents and had been discharged after first help.

Dr Nitin Yogesh, senior advisor (neurosurgery) at Max Tremendous Specialty Hospital, Mohali, stated that Diana had suffered head and chest accidents and was acutely aware and secure. Andrew was nonetheless not absolutely acutely aware and was being handled.

The practice providers on the Kalka-Shimla part had been resumed after the monitor was cleared by round 2 am on Sunday. The preliminary investigation on Saturday had prompt that overspeeding on the monitor was the rationale for derailment. Trains on the monitor, given heritage standing by UNESCO, will not be allowed to ply at greater than 25 kilometres per hour. Inaugurated in 1903, the monitor had 107 tunnels of which 102 are nonetheless in use.

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