Normal train operations resume at Gurpa train accident site after 54 hoursWritten By Suresh Nikhar | Published on Oct 28, 2022, 15:57 IST | 1666952850947GAYA(Bihar): Train movement has regained normalcy only on DN line at the site in Dhanbad's Gurpa railway station where the Goods train derailed two days before, Eastern Central railway sources said on Friday.
At least 53 coaches of the Goods train, which originated in Dhanbad site, derailed in the tunnel section in Gurpa railway station at 6 am on Wednesday. No one could injured due to the accident.
Sources added that train operations resumed only on DN line at 12:10 am on Friday after the track was certified for movement at 10 to 15 kmph. The first goods train passed the section at 12.10 am
Eastern Central railway sources said that restoration work of the affected railway section commenced soon after the rescue and relief operations were completed. The process was overseen by senior ECR officials and other departments, including telecom and signal.
Railway sources said that on Friday (October 28) at 12:10 pm, the PWI (Junior Engineer/Rail Path) of Paharpur station has given a written memo to Gurpa station manager to this effect. In which it has been said that the first train on the down loop line has been operated at a speed of 10 km per hour. Whereas after this the second train has been operated at a speed of 15 km/h from the accident site. While still continuing the relief work on the up line on a war footing, the railway administration is trying to start the operation of trains on this line as soon as possible.
Let us inform that on the morning of 26 October, 53 coaches of a coal- laden goods train running on the up line derailed at around 6.30 am. Of the 53 coaches that crashed, 34 were removed from the site after midnight on Thursday. The work of removing 19 bogies was also going on fast.
According to railway sources, 34 wagons had been cleared till 2:30 pm on Thursday. After 54 hours of this accident, the railway administration has breathed a sigh of relief with the start of operations on the down line.
At present, till filling of the news, the train operation has not started from the up line. Due to this many trains are being operated on the changed route for the second day as well, while some trains have been cancelled. Let us inform that on the morning of 26 October, 53 bogies of a coal-laden goods train derailed near Gurpa station at around 6.30 am.
Preliminary investigation into the incident has been completed. East Central Railway General Manager Anupam Sharma had himself reached Gurpa to investigate the accident. Preliminary investigation into the cause of the accident has revealed several things.