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  1. Kalinga Utkal Express derailment: Traffic restored on Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut-Muzaffarnagar rail section

Kalinga Utkal Express derailment: Traffic restored on Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut-Muzaffarnagar rail section

The railways said on Monday traffic on the Meerut-Muzaffarnagar-Shaharanpur section in Uttar Pradesh where the Kalinga Utkal Express derailed has been restored.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: August 21, 2017 12:56 PM
Utkal express derailment, railways, indian railways, uttar pradesh meerut muzaffarnagar section, utkal express news, uttar pradesh rail accident, rail accident UP The route was affected after 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express derailed claiming 22 lives. (PTI)

The railways said on Monday traffic on the Meerut-Muzaffarnagar-Shaharanpur section in Uttar Pradesh where the Kalinga Utkal Express derailed has been restored. The traffic was restored at 1.21 a.m. The route was affected after 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express derailed claiming 22 lives. At least 156 people were also injured in the accident on Saturday evening.

Three senior railway officials including the General Manager and Railway Board Member (Engineering) and Divisional Railway Manager have been sent on leave following the accident. While four officials were suspended and one Chief Track Engineer was transferred.

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