August 14, 2021 4:45:45 am
Chandigarh-Kochuveli (12218) train was halted for more than half-an-hour due to brake-binding fault at Lalru Railway station between Chandigarh and Ambala around 9.45 am on Friday. Heavy smoke was noticed under one of the bogies after the locomotive pilot pressed the brake for stopping at Lalru Railway Station, around 150 meters before the station. The smoke was noticed by the train technical staff members, who raised an alarm. The train starts from Chandigarh railway station for Kochuveli Railway Station in Kerala at 8.55 am. It reaches Kochuveli after a 26-hour long journey. Lalru Station is not a stoppage for the train, but usually engine driver slow down the trains before resuming speed.
Ambala DRM Gurinder Mohan Singh, said, ” The fault was fixed within minimum time. Locomotive pilot and other engineering staff in the train were able to fix the fault. The train has resumed its original speed. The brake was repaired.” The brake binding is an unintended application of brakes partially or totally impending the rotation of wheel cylinder remaining in applied condition.
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