Monday, August 6, 2012


Train number 17416 Haripriya Express from Kolhapur – Thirupathy  derailed on 02.08.12 at Navalur ( Between Hubli and Dharward)station around 18.45 hrs. Loco Pilot Mail Sri. Jalaiah, Assistant LP Sri BK Behra, Guard Sri Wilson Joseph.  Sri. CV Ramana, Loco Inspector was monitoring in the Train engine.
LP applied emergency brake immediately after experiencing an unusual sound and jerk; this avoided a major accident. He should have been awarded.
Some officers came to accident spot and declare that application of  emergency brake by LP causes derailment. Later statement  was modified to excess speed- after examining the speedometer chart speed was within limit(86 KM). LP was kept under suspension, and later suspension was revoked. The actual reason was rail fracture. Many officers have a practice of   blaming the Loco Pilots without ascertaining the facts.
If emergency brake will cause derailment or accident (In this regard RDSO issued a letter), such brake should be removed from Engine.


murugesan said...

Every time, whatever may be the reason, First Engine Crew is made a scapegoat and later after inquiry, real fact comes out. This is usual practice.

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