Monday, September 28, 2009

Delhi Metro train derails; all 14 passengers safe
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Accident accounts
On Sunday, train, with 14 passengers on board, derails near Yamuna Bridge
A month ago, metro train carrying 34 passengers derailed at Dwaraka station.
Inquiry committee set up to probe incident
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Our Bureau
New Delhi, Sept. 13 A Delhi Metro train derailed near the Yamuna Bridge in east Delhi, apparently due to problems on track. All 14 passengers on board are safe, even as DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) has ordered a probe and suspended a junior engineer.
Two wheels of the train’s front coach jumped tracks at 6:02 a.m., just seconds after it started from the Yamuna Bank station, said Mr Anuj Dayal, DMRC spokesman.
Not the first
The accident comes exactly a month after a Metro train with 34 passengers on board derailed at the Dwarka station.
Disrupting services
“Since it was the first train starting from Yamuna Bank station, there were only 14 passengers. The accident took place as the train approached towards the Yamuna Bridge, just half a kilometre from Yamuna Bank station,” Mr Dayal said.
Services on the Yamuna Bank-Indraprastha sector were hit due to the incident, but Metro trains were plying normally from Indraprastha to Dwarka sector 9. The DMRC spokesman said recovery operations are on at the accident site and senior DMRC officials are there to oversee the operation.
An inquiry committee consisting of four officers in the rank of General Manager — GM (Maintenance), GM (Rolling Stock) and GM (Signaling and Telecom) and GM (Operations) — has been set up to probe the incident.

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