Days after a triple-train accident in Odisha, on Thursday, a small fire broke out inside a Durg Puri Express coach in the Nuapada region of Odisha, causing panic among the passengers. The East Coast Railway authorities verified that there were no casualties or injuries after the accident.
As per the statement issued by ECoR, he said, the brake pads caught fire due to friction and incomplete brake release. The brake pads were the only thing on fire. There was no other damage reported.
On Thursday evening, the smoke was noticed in the B3 coach of the train as it approached the Khariar Road station. The train left the station at 11 p.m. after the issue was resolved by the railway officials in less than an hour.
When the smoke was spotted, a large number of people ran out of the train, sparking panic among them.
However, everything was resorted and was under control.
Meanwhile, in one of the nation’s worst train tragedies at the Bahanaga Bazar station in Odisha’s Balasore district, involving the Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express, Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express, and a goods train, collided in which 288 people died and more than 1,100 were injured, several aids and assistance are being given to the affected families.
After reviewing the rescue and restoration efforts following the triple train tragedy, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw traveled back to Delhi from Balasore in Odisha and had a high-level meeting with officials. According to sources, Vaishnaw gave the Railway Board officials the green light to design strategies that would entirely secure the railroads from outside forces.
On the request of the Ministry of Railways, with the approval of the Odisha Government, and further orders from DoPT (Govt. of India), the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has initiated a case regarding the train accident involving the Coromandel Express, Yashwantpur-Howrah Express, and a Goods train at Bahanaga Bazar in Odisha on June 2.
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