Passengers panic as smoke rises from wheels of exp train

  • | Friday | 24th November, 2023

Kanpur: Smoke emanating from wheels of 15039-Kanpur-Anwarganj-Kasganj Express after its brakes got jammed triggered panic among the train passengers near Bilhaur railway station here on Thursday.The incident took place at around 4.30 pm when the train, going to Farrukhabad from Kanpur, suddenly came to a halt due to a brake jam near Subhanpur village near Bilhaur railway station.When the train was heading towards Farrukhabad, the brakes of the trains fourth coach from the rear suddenly jammed. As the train was at a high speed, a thick smoke emanated from its wheel, a communique issued by Kanpur Commissionerate police stated. This triggered panic among passengers. The problem was, however, rectified soon, The train has left for Farrukhabad, the communique stated further. Meanwhile, PRO Izzatnagar division of North Eastern Railway Rajendra Singh said, Smoke emanated following brake binding in one of the coaches of the train jammed. The fault was rectified on the spot. The train has been allowed to proceed further for onward journey, it will be thoroughly investigated in Farrukhabad.We also published the following articles recentlyUP: Faulty brake causes smoke in Kanpur Anwarganj-Kasganj ExpressPanic among passengers of Kanpur Anwarganj-Kasganj Express as faulty brake system causes smoke beneath general coach between Utripura and Bilhaur railway station. No fire incident or injuries reported. Brake system will be inspected at Farrukhabad junction.South East Central Railway abruptly cancels and reinstates dozens of trains, passengers in disarraySECR cancels, then reinstates dozens of trains, leaving passengers stranded and bewildered. The disruption was due to ongoing maintenance work between Rajnandgaon and Kanhan stations. Two trains were rescheduled and four others terminated prematurely. SECR reversed its decision three hours later, citing the postponement of the work. Passengers were left confused and inconvenienced due to the lack of timely communication and sudden changes. The incident raises concerns about the railways reliability and transparency.17 more spl trains to clear passengers rushThe Railway Board has approved running of 17 more special passenger trains to meet the footfall of passengers visiting Bihar for Chhath. This is in addition to 125 pairs of special trains already operational on different routes. Among the new trains are Saharsa-Raipur special, Darbhanga-Ahmedabad special, Jabalpur-Danapur special, Darbhanga-New Delhi special, New Delhi-Purnia special, and Mumbai-Danapur special. The railways has also decided to run special trains on various routes including Patna-Anand Vihar, Howrah-Patna, Howrah-Gaya, Ajmer-Barauni, Danapur-Manmad, Danapur-Nagpur, Danapur-Bhusawal, Puri-Jayanagar, and Udhna-Katihar.

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