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10 passengers of Himalayan Queen express injured after driver applies emergency brakes

On Wednesday night, 10 passengers of the Delhi-Kalka Himalayan Queen express got injured when the train driver suddenly applied emergency brakes in Karnal's Gharaunda.
Reported by: IANS Chandigarh November 02, 2017 12:09 IST

At least 10 passengers were injured when the Himalayan Queen express train driver applied emergency brakes in Haryana. Leading it to make a sudden halt in Karnal's Gharaunda, railway officials said here on Thursday.

The train was moving at a high speed on Wednesday night, when the station master raised an alarm. The driver then suddenly applied the brakes.

"When I saw that the train was in speed, I immediately inquired driver about it, but he didn't reply. Negligence is on the driver's part," Gharaunda station master said.

The train stopped near Gharaunda for some time. The injured were given first aid. Passengers on board protested the sudden application of brakes.

The Delhi Sarai Rohilla Kalka Himalyan Queen Express is an express train of the Northern Railway zone that connects Chandigarh with New Delhi.