Miraculous escape for passengers as Shatabdi Express ran on broken wheel at 110 km/h for 8 Km
Jaipur: In a miraculous escape for those seating in New Delhi Ajmer Shatabdi Express on Monday, the superfast train ran for approximately 8 km at 110 km per hour on a broken wheel.
There were nearly 300 passengers, including foreign tourists onboard the Shatabdi Express when the train was running in its full speed.
The incident was brought to notice at Bobas railway station by gateman, Kaluram. According to Kaluram, when the train was crossing Bobas at around 11 am, he saw smoke and heard a sound which gave him inkling of some foul play in its running.
He immediately informed the station master about his observations.
Later, the train was stopped at Asalpur Jobner railway station. Engineers and others officials were pressed into service to locate the fault.
During the safety check-up, it was found that the half part of a wheel attached to its Generator Car Van was broken.
The damaged wheel was replaced at Asalpur Jobner railway station itself before allowing the train to move towards its destination.
Tarun Jain, CPRO, NWR, has now formed a panel to look into the lapses as to why this happened in first place and also to fix the responsibility.