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Inquiry ordered as train fails to halt at scheduled stop

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 16:12

Rajkot: An inquiry has been ordered into
an incident where a driver of Saurashtra Janta train stopped
the train 5 km ahead of the scheduled stop today, which could
have caused major accident, railway officials said here.

The incident took place when Saurashtra Janta Express
(9017) was on its way to Jamnagar, they said.

According to railway officials, the train was to stop
at Billeshwar crossing to get green signal for clearance, but
instead, the driver stopped 5 km after the crossing.

Negligence of the driver could have led to a major
accident when the train had passed five km without getting
green signal near Rajkot junction here, railway officials
said, adding that luckily there was no other train on the
track.

Kamlesh Tiwari, senior official of the Western Railway
Rajkot division said an inquiry has been ordered and strict
action would be taken if any one found guilty.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 16:12

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