Coromandel Express Services to Resume From Today

National Desk, 7 June: The Coromandel Express is set to resume service from Wednesday after the tragic train accident which claimed 275 lives and injured more than 1,000 people. “The Coromandel Express is set to resume services from Wednesday”, chief public relations officer of the railways, Aditya Kumar Choudhary said this.

It may be recalled that on June 2, several coaches derailed after a collision with a stalled goods train of Shalimar-Chennai Coromandel Express near Bahanaga railway station in Balasore. This led to the accident which resulted around 10-12 coaches of the Coromandel Express derailed near Bahanaga railway station and fell on another track.

The said track later collided with these coaches of the speeding Howrah Express which was travelling from Jaswantpur to Howrah. As a result, this train also derailed again.

Meanwhile, Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Sunday said the accident was caused by a “change in electronic interlocking”.

It should be noted that electronic interlocking is a system of signalling equipment which prevents collision between two trains during movement on the track. This is basically a safety measure to prevent signals from changing in inappropriate order. The objective of this system is that no train gets a signal to proceed until the route is proved safe.

Meanwhile, hours after passenger train services resumed in the district on Monday, the Howrah-Puri Vande Bharat Express train crossed the repaired railway track at Balasore in Odisha. Train services in Balasore were affected after three train accidents in Odisha.

Meanwhile, on Sunday evening Ashwini Vaishnaw waved to the staff of a freight train and prayed for a safe journey. This led to the resumption of train services 51 hours after the train accident in Balasore. “Train services have been restored on both the tracks. Normal train services have now been started on both lines 51 hours after the accident,”says Ashwini Vaishnaw.

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