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Intercity-Express Hits Goods Truck Near Rajabari Railway in Jorhat

The Guwahati-bound Intercity Express collided with a goods truck near the Rajabari railway track in Jorhat, resulting in a terrible train accident

Intercity-Express Hits Goods Truck Near Rajabari Railway in Jorhat

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 Dec 2021 11:21 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: A speeding train hits a goods truck with registration number NL 01L 3254 at Rajabari railway track in Assam's Jorhat district.

The Guwahati-bound Intercity Express, which was travelling at top speed, ripped the goods truck in half.

According to the reports, the truck was parked at the railway line near the Engineering company when it was hit by the train. However, no one has been injured as a result of the incident.

Recently, two elephants were killed after being hit by a train in Assam's Morigaon area, the elephants collided sideways with the engine of the Dibrugarh-bound Rajdhani Express near Jagiroad.

According to a report by the National Crime Records Bureau, approximately 12,000 railway passengers were murdered in over 13,000 train accidents across the country last year (NCRB).

According to the most recent estimates, 32 persons would die in these accidents every day in 2020. According to the research, passengers fell off the train or got in the way when crossing the railway track, accounting for 8,400 or around 70% of all railway incidents last year.

The park position of work taking place within the railway boundary fence that is more than three metres from the nearest running line and visible to the driver of an oncoming train is regarded as being on the 'lineside', according to the railway Rule Book, GE/RT8000.

In December 2021, a new version of the Rule Book will be released, which will simplify the concept of 'lineside' by removing the need of being visible to the driver. The Rule Book defines 'on or near the line' as labor performed within 3 metres of the nearest running line. Before a road vehicle can go "on or near the line," the Rule Book mandates that a Controller of Site Safety (COSS) be present.

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