Andhra train accident updates: Two trains collided in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday (29 October). The train collision between the Visakhapatnam-Palasa passenger train and the Visakhapatnam-Ragada passenger train caused a derailment between the towns of Alamanda and Kantakapalle in Andhra Pradesh. According to officials, the accident occurred after one of the passenger trains overshot a signal.
The death toll in the Andhra train collision reached 14 as rescue operations continue in Vizianagaram district.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced an ex-gratia of ₹2 lakh from the PM's National Relief Fund for the next families of each dead and ₹50,000 for the injured in the Andhra Pradesh train accident.
In June, a triple-train collision killed nearly 300 people in Odisha state. In August at least nine people were killed when a coach parked in southern India caught fire as a passenger tried to make tea.
Read all the updates on the Andhra Pradesh train collision here
‘Where are your anti-collision devices?’ Congress' Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury questions Centre
“In spite of hue and cry being made by this government and railways ministry across the nation that they are doing something new and innovative, within a span of 5 months only, 2 rail collisions took place in India, one in Balasore and one in Andhra Pradesh. Meanwhile, one derailment in Buxar, Bihar also took the lives of people. These incidents have debunked the high promises made by the government," news agency ANI quoted Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary as saying.
Jagan Mohan Reddy urges PM Modi, Railway Minister to examine all rail lines in India
“I sincerely request Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw to constitute a high level audit committee to thoroughly examine all these aspects, not just on this line but on all lines across the country," Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy said, in a post on social media platform X.
AAP demands dismissal of Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw
“It is the second major train accident this month. The rail tragedies keep happening. Such accidents cannot happen merely by chance. This is the result of a failed system of government. Rail passengers' safety is not part of the Modi government's priorities. Ashwini Vaishnaw should be dismissed immediately," AAP MP Sandeep Pathak said.
Initial probe points finger at Rayagada passenger train crew
A preliminary railway probe into the Sunday night accident in Andhra Pradesh has held the driver and the assistant driver of Rayagada Passenger train responsible for the collision as it passed two defective auto signals violating norms. Both crew members were killed in the accident.
Signed by seven experts, the preliminary report said they carefully examined the accident site, available evidence, statements of officials concerned, data logger report and the speedometer chart.
In its report, it concluded that the Rayagada passenger train (08504) hit the Visakhapatnam Palasa passenger train (08532) from the rear due to the crew of the former passing two defective auto signals. (PTI)
‘Human error' reason of the train collision, says report
Though no officials have given any statement about the cause of the Andhra Pradesh train collision, a report by the Times of India cited ‘human error’ is behind the train tragedy.
Citing sources, the English daily said that the cause of the accident appeared to be a human error and overshooting of the signal by the Visakhapatnam-Rayagada passenger train.
Death toll stands at 14, over 50 people injured, says East Coast Railway spokesperson
Briefing the details, Biswajit Sahoo, CPRO, East Coast Railway said, as quoted by news agency PTI, "The death toll stands at 14, while more than 50 people are injured. Among the 50 injured, 29 are admitted to hospitals while others have been discharged."
Watch: First train plies on railway track after restoration at accident site
Vishakhapatnam-Bhubhaneshwar to and fro lines restored, says Railways
A day after the train accident, railways informed that Down line (Vishakhapatnam- Bhubhaneshwar) was restored at 14.26 pm (IST) and Down Line Bhubaneswar to Visakhapatnam was restored at 14.36 pm (IST).
Andhra Pradesh train accident: CM to meet victims in hospital
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy will be directly visiting the Vizianagaram Government General Hospital where survivors of the train mishap are being treated, shelving his planned visit to the accident spot to avoid delaying track restoration work.
'Where are your anti-collision devices': Congress slams Centre
Congress leader and former Rail Minister, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury slammed the Central government on Andhra Pradesh's train accident. He said that in spite of the hue and cry being made by this government and railways ministry across the nation, they are doing something new and innovative.
Chowdhury said that the government is busy advertising the Vande Bharat but is overlooking the safety and security of Railways.
The senior Congress leader asked, "Where are your anti-collision devices that were meant to prevent this kind of collision? Now the government will offer a few lakhs of rupees and shoulder their own responsibility".
Andhra Pradesh train accident: Loco pilot and assistant loco pilot dead
According to the latest updates on the Andhra Pradesh train accident, both the loco pilot and assistant loco pilot of the Visakhapatnam- Rayagada passenger train have died. Over all 14 people have died in the train mishap so far.
Andhra Pradesh train accident: Injured passengers receive treatment in Alamanda, Visakhapatnam hospitals
According to a railway official, passengers who have received minor injuries in an Andhra Pradesh train accident are getting first aid treatment in Alamanda Hospital, and those with serious injuries have been shifted to Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam Hospital.
Andhra Pradesh train accident: 14 dead, 50 injured
Biswajit Sahu, CPRO, East Coast Railway informed that 14 [people died in a train collision in Vizianagaram district on Sunday. He added that 50 people are injured out of which 29 people are admitted to the hospital and remaining have been discharged.
Andhra Pradesh train accident: Drone view shows heavy machinery removing damaged coaches
A drone view shows heavy machinery removing damaged coaches following a collision between two passenger trains in Vizianagaram district, Andhra Pradesh.
Andhra Pradesh train accident: Akhilesh Yadav slams Centre
Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav has taken a dig at PM Modi-led Central government. He said, "Such repeated train accidents are exposing the government's claim of having the technology that will alert about potential risks. What kind of 'kavach' is this?"
Andhra train accident: Chief Minister Reddy to visit train accident site today
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy will visit the train accident site at Kantakapalli in Andhra Pradesh's Vizianagaram district to take stock of the situation.
The Chief Minister is also scheduled to visit the injured persons in the train accident who are undergoing treatment in hospitals.
Andhra Pradesh train accident: List of cancelled trains
Due to the accident of passenger trains in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday, Southern Railway announces the list of cancelled trains:
17243- Guntur to Rayagada
17239-Guntur to Visakhapatnam
17267-Kakinada Port to Visakhapatnam
17268- Visakhapatnam to Kikinada port
07466- Rajahmundry to Visakhapatnam
07467-Visakhapatnam to Rajahmundry
12718- Vijayawada to Visakhapatnam
12717- Visakhapatnam to Vijayawada
Andhra Pradesh train accident: South Central Railway shares list of cancelled trains today
According to the south central railway, trains Secunderabad-Manmad (17064); Manmad-Secinderabad (17063); Visakhapatnam-Tirupati (08583), and Tirupati-Visakhapatnam (08584) have been cancelled.
Andhra train tragedy: ‘Request Congress workers to provide all possible assistance,’ says Rahul Gandhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi expressed his anguish over the news of several deaths and injuries in the train accident.
"I express my deepest condolences to the bereaved families and hope for the speedy recovery of all those who are injured. I request Congress workers in the region to provide all possible assistance to the administration in relief and rescue work," he said.
Andhra train accident: ‘Claims of safety evaporated in thin air,’ Congress takes jibe at Centre
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge hit out at the Modi government on Monday over the train derailment in Andhra Pradesh, saying the enthusiasm shown in flagging off trains with fanfare should also be shown in action towards railway safety and the well-being of passengers.
It seems that all the claims of safety by the Union government, post the Balasore train tragedy have evaporated in thin air, he said.
Andhra Pradesh train accident: CM Reddy will visit train accident site today
Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will reach the Vizianagaram train accident site today.
Andhra Pradesh train accident: PM, CM, Railways announce ex-gratia
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced of ₹2 lakh from the PM's National Relief Fund for the next of kin of each deceased and ₹50,000 for injured in Andhra Pradesh train accident.
Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw announced an ex-gratia of ₹10 lakh for families of the deceased, ₹2 Lakh towards grievous and ₹50,000 for minor injuries.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy also instructed officials to pay an ex-gratia amount of ₹10 lakh each to the kin of the deceased and ₹2 lakh each to the injured from the state.
He also announced a compensation of ₹2 lakh each for the kin of the deceased and ₹50,000 each for the injured from other states.
Andhra Pradesh train accident updates: Restoration work underway on the accident site
Restoration work on the accident site, where two trains collided on Sunday 7 pm, on the Howrah-Chennai line in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh is underway. Here's the drone visual of restoration work on the railway tracks:
Andhra train accident: Nitin Gadkari condoles loss of lives
Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari condoled the loss of lives in the train accident in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh. Gadkari tweeted, "Pained to hear about the tragic train derailment in Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh. My heartfelt condolences go out to the families of the deceased. I also pray for the swift recovery of the injured. This loss is deeply saddening, and our thoughts are with all those affected".
Andhra train accident: 13 dead, 7 bodies identified
The number of casualties in the train accident on the Howrah-Chennai line in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh rose to 13. Of the 13 deceased persons, seven bodies have been identified.
Andhra train accident: Track restoration work underway on the Howrah-Chennai railway line
Track restoration work underway after the collision of two trains in Andhra Pradesh’s Vizianagaram district at 7 pm on Sunday.
Andhra Pradesh train accident: 'Enhance train safety measures,' Tamil Nadu CM tells Centre
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has urged the Central government and Ministry of Railways to 'reevaluate and enhance train safety measures' following a rise in train accidents in the country.
Stalin added, "With a significant number of Indians relying on railways for their commute, it's alarming to witness such incidents in quick succession".
Andhra Pradesh train accident: Ministry of Railways releases helpline number
Ministry of Railway provided helpline numbers regardin the Andhra train accident.
Andhra Pradesh train accident visuals
Here's a drone view of the collision of Visakhapatnam-Rayagada Passenger Special train and Visakhapatnam-Palasa Passenger Express.
Andhra Pradesh train accident: Railway ministry announces ₹10 lakh ex-gratia
The Railway ministry has announced ex gratia of Rs. 10 lakh for the kin of the deceased, ₹2.5 lakh for seriously injured, and ₹50,000 for simple injury.
Andhra Pradesh train accident: 18 trains cancelled, 22 diverted
East Coast Railway CPRO Biswajit Sahu said that a total of 18 trains have been cancelled and 22 trains were diverted on Monday. He added that the railway officials are trying to clear the track by 4 pm today.
Andhra Pradesh train accident: 11 dead, 50 injured, says CPRO
As per the latest updates on the Andhra Pradesh train accident, CPRO of East Coast Railway, Biswajit Sahu said that 11 people have died and 50 others are injured.
"We are presently focusing on the track restoration work. The rescue operation is over now...We have arranged buses and trains for the stranded passengers," Sahu added.
‘When will the railways come out of the slumber?’ Mamata Banerjee on Andhra train mishap
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee slammed Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw after the Andhra train accident. On the X platform, she wrote, "Another disastrous rail collision, this time in Vizianagaram district in Andhra Pradesh, involving two passenger trains, and causing until now at least 8 deaths and injury of at least 25 more".
"Frontal collisions between trains, derailment of compartments, helpless passengers trapped in coaches and succumbing to fate: this is becoming a most unfortunate repetitive trope!!," she added.
She also expressed solidarity with the kin of victims, and "demanded for most expeditious rescue actions and inquiry forthwith!". "When will the railways come out of the slumber?"
Andhra Pradesh train accident: List of diverted trains
As many as nine trains have been diverted via Vijayawada-Nagpur-Raipur-Jharsuguda-Kharagpur.
1. The train No.22852 Mangaluru Central- Santragachhi express leaving Mangaluru on 28.10.2023 will run in diverted route
2. The train No. 12246 SMV Bengaluru- Howrah Duranto express leaving SMV Bengaluru on 29.10.2023 will run in diverted route
3. The train No. 20890 Tirupati-Howrah express leaving Tirupati on 29.10.2023 will run in diverted route
4. 12704 Secunderabad- Howrah Falaknuma express leaving Secunderabad on 29.10.2023 will run in diverted route
5. The train No. 12864 SMV Bengaluru- Howrah express leaving SMV Bengaluru on 29.10.2023 will run in diverted route
6. The train No 22305 SMV Bengaluru-Jasidih express leaving SMV Bengaluru on 29.10.2023 will run in diverted route
7. The train no. 22503 Kanniyakumari-SMV Bengaluru leaving Kanniyakumari on 28.10.2023 will run in diverted route
8. The train No. 12840 MGR Chennai Central-Howrah Mail leaving MGR Chennai on 29.10.2023 will run in diverted route
9. The train No. 18048 Vaso da gama-Shalimar leaving Vasco da gama on 29.10.2023 will run in diverted route
Andhra Pradesh train collision: List of cancelled train
- Train no. 22860 MGR Chennai Central-Puri express cancelled on 30 October
- Train no. 17244 Rayagada-Guntur express also cancelled
- Train no. 17240 Visakhapatnam-Guntur Express will be cancelled on 31 October
Andhra Pradesh trains collision LIVE Updates: nine dead, 29 people injured
"As per the current data, there are nine casualties while 29 people are injured," says Biswajit Sahoo, CPRO, East Coast Railway.
Rescue operations continue in Vizianagaram district | Watch
Andhra Pradesh trains collision LIVE Updates: ‘32 injured passengers received from the accident site, some are in serious condition'
"We have received 32 injured passengers from the accident site and some of them are in serious condition. Besides, some injured passengers have been admitted to other hospitals also," Dr Anila Sunandini, Superintendent of the Government General Hospital, Vizianagaram, told PTI.
Andhra Pradesh trains collision LIVE Updates: Jagan Mohan Reddy announces ex-gratia of ₹10 lakh each to kin of deceased
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy also instructed officials to pay an ex-gratia amount of ₹10 lakh each to the kin of the deceased and ₹2 lakh each to the injured from the state.
Andhra Pradesh trains collision LIVE Updates: An ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh announced for kin of each deceased
PM Modi announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh from the PMNRF for the next of kin of each deceased due to the train derailment between Alamanda and Kantakapalle section. The injured would be given Rs. 50,000
Andhra Pradesh trains collision LIVE Updates: Train accident likely due to human error, overshooting of signal: ECoR
East Coast Railway (ECoR) said a human error could have resulted in the collision of two trains in the Vizianagaram district. “Likely reason: Human error. Overshooting of the signal by Visakhapatnam- Rayagada passenger train," ECoR CPRO Biswajit Sahoo told reporters
Andhra Pradesh trains collision LIVE Updates: Send as many ambulances as possible to the crash site, says YS Jagan Mohan Reddy
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy asked authorities to send as many ambulances as possible to the crash site and ordered other relief measures.
Andhra Pradesh trains collision LIVE Updates: Two trains cancelled, five diverted due to accident, says Indian Railways
Andhra Pradesh trains collision LIVE Updates: ‘We are presently focusing on the rescue operation’
“We are presently focusing on the rescue operation...We are shifting the injured to the nearest hospital. We have also shared the helpline numbers...The numbers are awaited...," Biswajit Sahu, CPRO, East Coast Railway said
Andhra Pradesh trains collision LIVE Updates: How the accident took place
Andhra Pradesh trains collision LIVE Updates: A senior official of the East Coast Railway said the Palasa Passenger hit the Rayagada Passenger from behind at Kankatapalli, which caused three coaches to derail. A senior Railway official meanwhile said 18-20 people were injured, adding that the injured are being shifted to hospitals in Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram.
The officials said that train number 08532 Visakhapatnam-Palasa Passenger train and 08504 Visakhapatnam-Rayagada Passenger Special were involved in the accident and said that the Rayagada passenger had overshot the signal. Two Coaches of 08532 Visakhapatnam-Palasa Passenger train from the rear and the loco of 08504 Visakhapatnam-Rayagada Passenger got derailed, the official added.
Andhra Pradesh trains collision LIVE Updates: Eight dead, 20 injured
Andhra Pradesh trains collision LIVE Updates: At least eight persons died and around 20 were injured after two trains collided in Vizianagaram district on the Howrah-Chennai line.
Andhra Pradesh trains collision LIVE Updates: Situation under control, says Ashwini Vaishnaw
Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has said that the situation is under control after a passenger train collided with another passenger train near Vizianagaram district in Andhra Pradesh.
The union minister, while speaking to ANI, said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reviewed the situation.
"Rescue operations are underway, all have been rescued, and teams have been mobilised. PM Modi has reviewed the situation. I spoke to the Andhra Pradesh CM. The situation is currently under control," Vaishnaw said.
Andhra Pradesh trains collision LIVE Updates: Rescue operations underway
Andhra Pradesh trains collision LIVE Updates: “6 people died and 18 injured in the Andhra Pradesh train accidentDeepika," said SP, Vizianagaram.
Andhra Pradesh trains collision LIVE Updates: PM Modi spoke with Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw
Andhra Pradesh trains collision LIVE Updates: PM Narendra Modi spoke to Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and took stock of the situation in the wake of the unfortunate train derailment between Alamanda and Kantakapalle section.
Authorities are providing all possible assistance to those affected. The Prime Minister extends condolences to the bereaved families and prays that the injured recover soon.
Andhra Pradesh trains collision LIVE Updates: Cancellation/Diversion and short termination of trains
Andhra Pradesh trains collision LIVE Updates: Due to accident of passenger train between kpl-alm section in wat division/ecor, following coaching trains are cancelled/diverted/short terminated.
08527(R-VSKP) JCO:30.10.2023 IS CANCELLED
08528(VSKP-R) JCO:30.10.2023 IS CANCELLED
03357 (BJU-CBE) JCO:28.10.2023 IS DIVERTED VIA TIG-R-NGP-BPQ-KZZ-BZA
18189(TATA-ERS) JCO:29.10.2023 IS DIVERTED VIA GTLM-TIG-NGP-BPQ-KZZ-BZA
11020(BBS-CSMT) JCO:29.10.2023 DIVERTED VIA VZM-TIG-R-NGP-KZZ
12703(HWH-SC) JCO:29.10.2023 DIVERTED VIA VZM-TIG-R-NGP-KZZ
12245(HWH-SMVB) JCO: 29.10.2023 DIVERTED VIA VZM-TIG-R-NGP-BPQ-KZZ-BZA
TRAINS SHORT TERMINATION
20809(SBP-NED) JCO: 29.10.2023 IS SHORT TERMINATED AT VZM AND TRAIN WILL RETURN AS PASSENGER SPL EX VZM TO SBP.
17479(PURI-TPTY) JCO: 29.10.2023 IS SHORT TERMINATED AT BALU AND TRAIN WILL RETURN AS PASSENGER SPL EX BALU TO PURI.
07468(VSKP-VZM) JCO: 29.10.2023 IS SHORT TERMINATED AT PDT AND TRAIN WILL RETURN AS PASSENGER SPL TO VSKP.
11019(CSMT-BBS)JCO:28.10.2023 IS SHORT TERMINATED AT VSKP.SERVICE BETWEEN VSKP & BBS IS CANCELLED.
TRAINS SHORT ORIGINATION:
11020(BBS-CSMT) JCO:30.10.2023 IS SHORT ORIGINATED AT VSKP SERVICE BETWEEN BBS-VSKP IS CANCELLED. WIDE PUBLICITY TO BE ENSURED THROUGH STATION NOTICE BOARD AND PA SYSTEM ENROUTE, PRINT AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA, BULK SMS AND SUCH ALL OTHER AVAILABLE MEANS TO AVOID INCONVENIENCE TO THE PASSENGERS."
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