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Traffic restored on UP's Meerut-Muzaffarnagar rail section

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 21 Aug 2017 5:55 AM GMT

Traffic restored on UPs Meerut-Muzaffarnagar rail section
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New Delhi: The railways said on Monday traffic on the Meerut-Muzaffarnagar-Saharanpur section in Uttar Pradesh where the Kalinga Utkal Express derailed has been restored.

The traffic was restored at 0121 hours.

The route was affected after 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express derailed claiming 22 lives. At least 156 people were also injured in the accident on Saturday evening.

ALSO READ: Utkal Express derailment: 4 railway officials suspended, 3 sent on leave

Three senior railway officials including the General Manager and Railway Board Member (Engineering) and Divisional Railway Manager have been sent on leave following the accident.

While four officials were suspended and one Chief Track Engineer was transferred.

ALSO READ: ‘Audio’ hints negligence caused Kalinga-Utkal Express tragedy

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Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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