New Delhi: 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 BS Chatrappa and senior commercial clerk of Hospet station parce office P Hanumanthappa, a railway release said.
Besides, loco pilot of Guntakal division of South Central Railway M Yesu Ratnam, assistant loco pilot of the division G Balaraju and loco inspector V Vinod Kumar have also been placed under suspension....more
06:11 PM, May 27, 2012
Penukonda: The death toll in the train accident in Andhra Pradesh has risen to 24, with over 35 people injured, sources say. The Hampi Express collided with a stationary goods train at Penukonda in the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh early on Tuesday morning. The accident happened at around 3:15 am on Tuesday. Earlier, Railway Minister Mukul Roy had said, "It is a sad incident. I have ordered for a...
12:13 PM, May 22, 2012