Major train mishap averted in Cuttack


Cuttack: A major accident was averted due to the presence of mind of a loco pilot as he halted a Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) train near Baliguda station here in Cuttack after noticing a bend in the railway tracks.

MEMU trainThe Cuttack-Berhampur MEMU train was passing through Baliguda station at around 6. 20 pm when the pilot spotted a bend in the tracks and halted the train immediately.

According to sources, a portion of the railway track got bent due to the passing of a heavy-weight road crane. The MEMU train was allowed to leave the place after the track was repaired after 40 minutes.

Meanwhile, Khurda Divisional Railway Manager ordered a probe into the matter. A four-member team will probe the incident and submit a report within 48 hours.

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