Allahabad: A major tragedy was averted as a hot axle emitting sparks under a coach of Sealdah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express was noticed and replaced in time at Manuari junction on Saturday.
According to reports, train number 2314 New Delhi-Rajdhani Express was headed towards Sealdah when some sparks was noticed coming from the wheel of B-8 coach of the train at Manuari at 5:50 am. The station is around 17 km from Allahabad railway junction. The sparks were caused by the hot axle attached to the wheels of the coach.
The railway staff from Allahabad rushed to the spot to attend to the failure. The staff of the carriage and wagon department removed the affected coach from the train. Later, it was brought to Allahabad junction and a fresh coach was attached to the train after which it proceeded towards its destination. Meanwhile, trains continued to run late on Saturday. Train number 12506 North East Express whose normal arrival time at Allahabad junction is about 3:40 pm was running late by 26 hours. This train was scheduled to arrive on Friday evening.
Similarly, train number 15484 Mahananada Express whose arrival time at Allahabad railway junction is about 5:55 pm was running late by 26 hours. This train running in the up direction towards New Delhi having number 15483 whose arrival time at Allahabad railway junction is about 6:30 am was running late by around 15 hours.
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Train number 12322 Howrah Mumbai Mail whose arrival time at Allahabad junction is 8:25 pm was running late by 20 hours. Train number 22406 Anant Vihar Terminal-Bhagalpur Gharib Rath Express whose arrival time is 00:06 am was running late by 28 hours.
Train number 12311 Kalka Mail whose normal arrival time at Allahabad railway junction is 9:20 am was running late by 7 hours. Train number 12505 North East Express going in the up direction towards New Delhi was running late by 20 hours.
Train number 12987 Ajmer-Sealdah Express whose normal arrival time at the Allahabad junction is 12:35 pm was running late by 7 hours.
The prestigious Allahabad Prayag Raj Express whose normal arrival time is 6:50 am was delayed by about 3 hours as it reached Allahabad junction at 10:30 am.