Train In Uttarakhand, Rolls Backwards About 35 Kilometres
Thu, 18 Mar 2021
A train travelling from Delhi to Uttarakhand's Tanakpur district rolled backwards about 35 kilometres after it developed a technical snag. The train was finally stopped at Khatima, nearly 330 kilometres from the national capital- Delhi.
According to the reports, the driver of the Purnagiri Jan Shatabdi Express had to apply brakes to avoid collision with a cow that had strayed onto the tracks. After the incident, the driver lost control, and train went out of control and the entire train started rolling backwards.
Finally the train was stopped at Khatima, and the passengers were sent to Tanakpur by bus.
A technical team from Uttar Pradesh's Pilibhit has reached Khatima to investigate what led to the incident. And proper investigation would be done, as directed by the Railway Authorities to avoid these failures in the future.