Overview of Train Stories for the Week

Utkal Express derailment injures over 200, death toll reaches 22

Thirteen coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express ran off tracks late in the evening on Saturday, 19th August 2017, near Khatauli, about 100 km from New Delhi. More than 22 people have lost their lives and over 200 people have been injured in this terrifying accident.

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Bullet train to get you from Delhi to Amritsar via Chandigarh in just 2 hours

In the coming years, a six-hour-long train journey will be reduced to only two hours with the new bullet train from Delhi to Amritsar via Chandigarh that will travel at a speed of 300 km/hr. This train will be completing the 458-km long journey in 2 hours and 3 minutes. Presently, Delhi-Amritsar Shatabdi Express takes around 6 hours for the journey, stopping at Panipat, Ambala, Chandigarh, and Ludhiana.

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Kaifiyat Express Derails in Uttar Pradesh

Several passengers got injured as the Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Express was derailed near Auraiya in Uttar Pradesh during early morning hours on Wednesday. The train collided with sand dumper at around 2.50 AM between Pata and Achalda railway stations.

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Indian Railways to hire 2 lakh workers to ensure passenger safety

The Indian Railways is all set to hire nearly 2,00,000 workers in the next few years to strengthen its safety measures in the wake of recent accidents. This step will take the total number of employees working for the Indian Railways from 13 lakh to 15 lakh, which is a huge jump of almost 15%.

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Over 29 Punjab and Haryana bound trains cancelled ahead of Baba Ram Rahim verdict

Haryana and Punjab police forces are on high alert ahead of the court judgement in a sexual exploitation case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh. According to a Northern Railway Spokesperson, 22 trains to Punjab and 7 trains to Haryana have been cancelled for four days on request from the Haryana government.

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