BENGALURU: A collision passed off between the Mysuru-Mayiladuthurai Specific with 1380 passengers onboard and a truck at 8.35 pm on Monday when the truck driver trespassed onto the railway tracks between Karmelaram and Heelalige railway stations. There have been no casualties or accidents though site visitors alongside this route got here to a standstill.
The prepare had crossed Karnelaram railway station and was heading within the Hosur path when the mishap occurred.
Basic Supervisor, South Western Railway Zone, Sanjeev Kishore mentioned the motive force utilized emergency brakes however couldn’t avert the accident.
Divisional Railway Supervisor Shyam Singh who rushed to the spot in an Accident Reduction Practice with different officers mentioned, “There are not any accidents or casualties or any derailment of the prepare.”
He added that as per the current info out there the truck was empty.
The truck has been badly broken with its wheels mendacity beneath the loco (engine room) on the railway tracks whereas the loco has suffered minor damages, footage shared by passengers reveal.
Chief Public Relations Officer, South Western Railway Aneesh Hegde informed TNIE, “The incident occurred between Practice no 06232 and a truck on the location referred to technically as Km 188/700. We’re nonetheless looking for out how the truck driver entered the railway tracks and drove on it. He’s absconding.” The prepare had 20 coaches.
In the meantime, site visitors alongside this route got here to a standstill with three trains affected, the CPRO mentioned. The Mysuru-Tirunelveeli Specific was detained at Nayandahalli, the Lokmanya Tilak-Coimbatore Specific
at KSR Bengaluru station whereas the Yesvantpur-Kannur Specific was detained at Banaswadi railway station.
Restoration work was underway and it could one and a half hours for it to be accomplished, the DRM mentioned.
Ambulance and different aid autos have rushed to the spot.