Andhra train accident: 7 rly officials suspended

Seven officials,including two loco drivers,have been suspended by the Railways in connection with last Tuesday’s rail mishap in Andhra Pradesh that claimed 25 lives.

Written by Press Trust Of India | New Delhi | Published:May 28, 2012 2:19 am

Seven officials,including two loco drivers,have been suspended by the Railways in connection with last Tuesday’s rail mishap in Andhra Pradesh that claimed 25 lives.

The May 22 accident of Hubli-Bangalore Hampi Express at Penukonda station in Anantapur district of South Western Railway also injured 55 people.

The suspended officials included station master of Penukonda station of Bangalore division M Sri Ramulu,traffic inspector of Hindupur station of the same division C Ramanjaneyulu,commercial inspector of Hospet station of Hubli division B S Chatrappa and senior commercial clerk of Hospet station parcel office P Hanumanthappa,a railway release said.

Besides,loco pilot of Guntakal division of South Central Railway M Yesu Ratnam,assistant loco pilot G Balaraju and loco inspector V Vinod Kumar have also been placed under suspension.

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