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Kanpur Derailment: DRM Jhansi transferred; 5 officials suspended

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit KalraBy Shobhit Kalra

Published on 22 Nov 2016 4:28 PM GMT

Kanpur Derailment: DRM Jhansi transferred; 5 officials suspended
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Kanpur: The Railway Ministry on Tuesday transferred Divisional Railway Manager of Jhansi Division (DRM Jhansi) SK Aggarwal and suspended five senior officials in the wake of Indore-Patna Express derailment.

SK Aggarwal has now been posted as DRM Ranchi. Among the officials suspended are -

  • Senior Divisional Mechanical Engineer (Carriage and wagon) Navaid Talib
  • Divisional Engineer MK Mishra
  • Senior Section Engineer Ambika Prasad Ojha
  • Section Engineer Iswar Das
  • Senior Section Engineer Sushil Kumar Gupta

The initial investigation suggests that 14 coaches of the Patna bound Indore-Patna express were derailed at Pukhrayan, 100kms away from Kanpur, due to rail fracture.

The toll in the major trail accident reached to 146 while over 200 suffered injuries.

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit Kalra

Writer has 10 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Chief Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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