Coromandel Express driver reveals THIS after Odisha train accident1 min read 04 Jun 2023, 04:31 PM IST
Odisha train accident: The driver of the Coromandel Express, involved in the Odisha train accident, claims he moved forward on a green signal
Odisha train accident: The driver of the Coromandel Express, which was involved in the three-train crash in Odisha’s Balasore district, has said that he moved forward on a loop line only after he received a green signal. It was on the loop line that a goods train was stationed. The railways said the driverwas "not over-speeding" nor he jumped any signal, virtually clearing his role in the Odisha train accident which claimed the lives of 275 people and wounded as many as 1,175.
During a presser, she said the direction, route and signal were set for the Coromandel Express. Also Read | Odisha train accident: Cause of accident identified that killed 275 passengers
"Green signal means that in every way the driver knows that his path ahead is clear and he can go forward with his permitted maximum speed. The permitted speed at this section was 130 kmph and he was running his train at 128 kmph which we have confirmed from loco logs," she said.
The crash involving Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express and Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express and a goods train occurred around 7 PM on Friday near the Bahanaga Bazar station in Balasore, about 250 km south of Kolkata and 170 km north of Bhubaneswar.
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