New Delhi: A PIL has been moved on Sunday to the Supreme Court demanding a probe in the Odisha Train Accident by the retired judges of the apex court.
The petition also sought guidelines/directions for the implementation of the Automatic Train Protection (ATP) System called KAVACH Protection System in Indian Railways with immediate effect to ensure public safety.
A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a probe into the Balasore train accident by an expert panel headed by a retired judge of the Supreme Court.
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Meanwhile, Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Sunday informed that the accident took place due to change in electronic interlocking that left at least 288 death and thousands severely injured on June 2.
Odisha Train Accident: How did it happen?
The collision of three trains namely: Coromandel Express, Howrah Superfast Express and a goods train already parked at the Bahanaga Bazar station, is the India’s fifth deadliest accidents in its history, stated BBC.
There are no confirmation yet on which train derailed first but Railways Spokesperson Amitabh Sharma said that it was the Coromandel Express that was coming from Shalimar railway station in West Bengal, which lost control at first place.
The train hit the stationary goods train at the station. As per the media reports, the collosion affected the Howrah Superfast Express too that was passing by at the time of the accident.