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Train runs in reverse direction for several km in Uttarakhand
Dehradun, March 17, 2021
A major accident was averted on Wednesday afternoon in Uttarakhand after the Purnagiri Janshatabdi Express started running in the reverse direction on the railway tracks for a few kilometres. No one was injured in the incident.
The train was going from Delhi to Tanakpur.
The North Eastern Railway said in a tweet, "An incident happened on 17.03.2021 due to cattle run over between Khatima-Tanakpur section. Train stopped just short of Khatima yard safely. There was no derailment and all passengers were transported to Tanakpur safely. Loco Pilot and Guard suspended in the incident."
This is the second incident in Uttarakhand within a week when a train accident has been averted. On Saturday, a coach of the Delhi-Dehradun Shatabdi Express was gutted in a fire. No passenger was injured in that incident too.