Indian government blames lapses in signaling-circuit-alteration

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Indian government blames lapses in signaling-circuit-alteration

An aerial view shows the mangled remains of the Coromandel Express train after it derailed in a triple train collision on June 3, 2023, in the Balasore district, in the eastern Indian state of Odisha. On Friday, the Indian government said that the lapses in the signaling-circuit-alteration leading to wrong signals resulted in last month's major train accident in the eastern state of Odisha.

The information was given in a written statement in the upper house of the Indian parliament, which is called Rajya Sabha, by Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw.

Vaishnaw cited the findings of the railway safety chief, CRS, in the accident, which has been submitted to the government.

The rear-collision was caused by the lapses in the signaling-circuit-alteration carried out in the past at the North Signal Goomty of the station, and during the execution of the signaling work related to replacement of Electrical Lifting Barrier for level crossing gate No. At the station, he said, 94 were at the station.

Rescuers work at the scene of a train collision on June 3, 2023 in the Balasore district of the eastern Indian state of Odisha. The derailment involving three trains took place on June 2 near Bahanaga Bazar station in the Balasore district of the province of Odisha, about 171 km northeast of Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha.

Vaishnaw said, 295 passengers were killed, 176 suffered grievous injuries, 451 suffered simple injuries and 180 received first aid treatment and left.

The railway system has changed in India, the prime minister said.

The Central Bureau of Investigation is conducting a probe into the worst train crash in India's history.