‘No warning to driver about crowded railway station’

Rajrani Express,which ran over the devotees,was not issued a “look-out” or caution signal.

Written by Avishek G Dastidar | New Delhi | Published: August 20, 2013 2:03 am

Sources said a preliminary assessment of the accident by the Railway Board indicated that the Rajrani Express,which ran over the devotees,was not issued a “look-out” or caution signal while passing the station,which would have involved the driver decelerating the train to 15-20 km per hour while crossing the station. MoS for Railways Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said the train was moving “at a speed of around 80 kmph” at the time of the crossing of the station.

Moreover,RPF was not deployed at the station to handle the crowd despite the fact that every Monday in saawan a large number of devotees visit the place to offer prayers at the local temple.

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