Howrah-new Delhi Poorva Express derails near Kanpurrediff.Com #New_DelhiApril 20, 2019
IMAGE: The derailed Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express, near Kanpur, early on Saturday.
12 coaches of the train derailed near Kanpur injuring at least 15 people, railway officials said.
As many as 12 coaches of the Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derailed near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh early on Saturday, injuring at least 15 people.
The coaches that derailed are: S8, S9, B1-B5, A1, A2, HA1, pantry car and an SLR (seating cum luggage rake), according to a statement issued by the railways.
The district magistrate, senior superintendent of police and other senior officials reached the spot and supervised the rescue operation, officials said.
IMAGE: The train was going to New Delhi when the incident occurred near Rooma railway station.
Another passenger said he got out of the window of the train after the accident.
Kanpur District Magistrate Vijay Vishwas Pant said barring three people, others have been discharged from hospital.
IMAGE: Injured passengers being taken for treatment.
Santosh, 34, Basanti, 75, and Sadhna, 45, were provided an immediate monetary compensation of Rs 5,000, and Sumit Kumar, 35, with serious injuries was given a compensation of Rs 25,000, according to a statement issued by the North Central Railway.
Even though, Howrah-New Delhi trunk route via Grand-Chord had been fully electrified by 1976, Howrah Rajdhani used to be hauled by a WDM-4. These WDM-4s had superior bogie design which meant they could accelerate faster and brake at higher speeds. They were also rated at 130 km/h (81 mph), a little above other WDM-4 locomotives with a maximum permissible speed limit of 120 km/h (75 mph). Mughalsarai had workshop and maint…