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Three derailment and one near miss in a span of 9 hours

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  1. InfoWarrior

    InfoWarrior Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    DECCAN CHRONICLE WITH AGENCY INPUTS
    Published Sep 8, 2017, 1:25 am IST
    Updated Sep 8, 2017, 1:59 am IST
    Luckily, barring injury to a passenger in the mishap in the national capital, no casualties were reported in other incidents.
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    Railway officials at the site where the engine of the Delhi-Ranchi Rajdhani Express train derailed near Minto Bridge in New Delhi on Thursday. (Photo: PTI)
    New Delhi/Sonbhadra/Khandala: Three trains jumped off the tracks and another derailment was averted on Thursday in Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi and Maharashtra within a span of nine hours, the latest in a string of such incidents which saw the exit of Suresh Prabhu as railway minister in the Cabinet reshuffle last Sunday.

    Luckily, barring injury to a passenger in the mishap in the national capital, no casualties were reported in other incidents.

    The first derailment occurred at 6:25 am when seven coaches of the Jabalpur-bound Shaktipunj Express went off the tracks near the Obra Dam station in UP’s Sonbhadra district. Within hours, at around 11:45 pm, the Ranchi-Delhi Rajdhani Express derailed near Minto bridge in the national capital, leaving one person injured. These were followed by yet another derailment of a goods train in Maharashtra's Khandala at 3:55 pm, railway officials said. An accident was averted after locals spotted a fracture in a track between Farrukhabad and Fatehgarh in UP, minutes before the Kalindi Express was scheduled to pass the place, officials said.

    Ironically, these mishaps occurred on a day Piyush Goyal, the new railway minister, chaired a high-level meeting with railway board officials. The spate of derailments over the past few weeks has raised concerns over the safety of railway operations despite large-scale overhaul of the infrastructure.

    Tags: suresh prabhu, train derailment
    Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi
    http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nati...t-and-one-near-miss-in-a-span-of-9-hours.html
     
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    Railways should design, develop and implement high speed (@ up to 200kmph) X-ray & Video scanning, analysis and transmission equipment which should be deployed on the undercarriage of the locomotives to identify cracks, track horizontal vibrations/deviations, locking mechanisms of tracks with sleepers, sleeper movements, gravel compaction, rail track gaps, track couplings, and other technical parameters to establish foolproof adherence to the health of the tracks.

    ISRO can help in such high speed scanning and analysis as they already do similar stuff.

    @anant_s - is there any such effort in this direction?
     
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    SR-91 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Yeah Indian Railways needs upgrade of their infrastructure but..... This has to be a sabotage..... Three the same day........ IM-fcuking-possible......
     
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    SABOTAGE is the right word, I would say 100% sure..................

    Definitely Indian Railway is going through a very bad phase with the entire Railway infrastructure in tatters due to LALU Yadavs overloading of Goods Trains (to increase profitability just like truckers do but at the end pay it with broken trucks) and the wagons and tracks & sleepers must be in pretty bad shape but 3-4 mishaps in a day is quite suspicious and fingers it to Sabotage...........
     
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    If ruling government led investigation fails to prove any kind of sabotage, then surely it may be due to mismanagement, right ?
     
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    Railway Infra is in TATTERS due to no CAPEX for years............ You just can't travel on Railway anymore, absolutely not in sleeper class because of Rats, Cockroaches, Filth & lack of security, not even in 3rd AC, not even in 2nd or 1st AC because of safety concerns and due to very high ticket pricing which are comparable to Airlines ticket, Why the hell I would travel on Train when at same cost I can on Airlines saving my time............
     
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    InfoWarrior Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Over shorter distance railway is better than airlines, if you factor in the check in time and travel time to airport. Unlike train, you get very tired traveling by bus or car. No mode of transport can beat railways for travel distance from 200 km to 500 km.

    27 reasons trains are better than planes
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/rail-journeys/27-reasons-trains-are-better-than-planes/
     
  9. anant_s

    anant_s Encyclopedia Technical Analyst

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    A lot of projects are going on including high speed ultrasonic rail scan machines for detection of rail fractures. Trouble is that railway isn't simply getting time to carry out repair and even in last Kalinga Utkal express derailment, root cause was found to be haphazard scheduling of track repair followed by section managers.
    The only way i see out of this mess is decreasing traffic by adding track capacity.
    Conventionally when you have larger demand of freight and passenger traffic there are two ways to meet that: Add more lines or increase speed and add more trains. right now IR is using second option and am not sure at routes running close to 120-130% of saturation level, they will be able to continue any more without such unfortunate events.
     
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