ARAKKONAM

  • TN: MuzaffarpurYesvantpur train gets derailed, 1 dead April 10, 2013

    Chennai: One person has dies and over 20 people have been injured as 11 coaches of the MuzaffarpurYesvantpur Express train got derailed on Wednesday morning at Sitheri near Arakkonam in Tamil Nadu. The accident happened at 5:50 am on Wednesday morning. The coaches of the weekly passenger which got derailed include...
  • Human error behind Chennai train collision? September 14, 2011

    Chennai: A human error may have have led to the collision between Chennai BeachVellore local and ArakkonamKatpadi passenger train on Tuesday night near Chennai in which 10 people were killed and 72 injured. Preliminary reports have indicated the driver may have ignored signals and speed restrictions. "The train was going in front...
  • Train services resume on ChennaiArakkonam line September 14, 2011

    Chennai: Train services on ChennaiArakkonam sector, which was halted after the train accident at Sitheri about 90 km from Chennai on Tuesday night, killing nine persons, resumed this evening. The services were restored this evening, official sources said. Many trains were cancelled and some diverted via Villupuram and other areas due to...
  • Driver error behind Chennai train mishap? September 14, 2011

    New Delhi: Railway authorities claim that the collision between the Chennai BeachVellore Cantonment Mainline Electrical Multiple Unit (EMU) train and the ArakonamKatpadi passenger train took place due to human error. They blame the EMU driver for overspeeding and skipping red signals before crashing into the stationary ArakonamKatpadi passenger train near Chitheri...
  • Rail mishap: Initial probe points to overspeeding September 14, 2011

    Chennai: Preliminary investigation into the train accident at Sitheri has found that it took place due to overspeeding of the EMU train which rammed into a stationary train, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday said. However, a comprehensive probe would be launched to ascertain if the accident occurred due to human...
  • TN train accident: track to be cleared by noon September 14, 2011

    Additional DRM Chennai Usha Venugopal said the priority is recovery efforts and medical attention for injured. ...
  • TN: Railways announce exgratia for train mishap September 14, 2011

    New Delhi: Railways on Tuesday night announced an exgratia of Rs 5 lakh for the next of the kin of those who were killed in the rail mishap near Chennai. Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi said Rs 1 lakh would be given to those grievously injured and Rs 25,000 for those who...
  • Train mishap near Chennai, 10 dead, 72 injured September 14, 2011

    New Delhi: In the third major rail mishap in a span of two months, 10 persons were killed and 72 others injured when a passenger train rammed into a stationary train near Arakkonam, derailing five coaches on Tuesday night. Rescue operations are over and work is on to restore the rail...
  • TN rail mishap: Railways Minister visits the site September 14, 2011

    New Delhi: Terming the train accident at Sitheri station in Tamil Nadu as "very unfortunate" Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday said all efforts will be undertaken to prevent such mishaps in future. At least Ten persons were killed and 72 others injured when a passenger train from Chennai rammed into...
  • TN train accident: Rs 5 lakh for family of dead September 14, 2011

    Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi said Rs 1 lakh would be given to those grievously injured and Rs 25,000 for those who suffered simple injuries. ...
  • TN train accident victims taken to hospitals: MOS Rlys September 14, 2011

    KH Muniyappa said that Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi is taking all steps to send relief materials to the accident site. ...
  • 2 trains collide near Chennai, 9 dead September 13, 2011

    New Delhi: Two trains collided near Arakkonam in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday night resulting in at least eight people being killed and 85 others injured, many of them critically. The tragedy took place when a passenger train was hit from behind by an Electric Multiple Unit (EMU)...