The Nilanchal Express was passing through the station when the tracks started to melt due to the heat.
On June 17, the railway rails in Lucknow began to melt, but the loco pilot stopped the train right away when he felt a jolt go through it. Thus, a serious railway accident was avoided.
The tragedy had place at Nigohan Railway Station in Lucknow. The Nilanchal Express passed the station as the tracks in the building began to melt.
Experts believe that poor track upkeep may be to fault for the tracks melting. The authorities have made sure there has been a sufficient inquiry and response.
When the locomotive’s driver felt a jolt from the track’s spread, he stopped the train right away. Without any accidents, the train was able to stop.
When the Nilanchal Express reached Lucknow Junction, the pilot lodged a protest and informed high officials of the occurrence. Senior railway department staff and officials also examined the damaged tracks and issued repair orders.
The Nilanchal Express was allowed to continue its voyage when the repairs were finished in a short period of time.
In order to further investigate the situation, the Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) of Lucknow, Suresh Sapra, has reportedly launched an inquiry.
The tragedy has made it clear that India has to improve track maintenance. The country is currently experiencing a heat wave, which is taxing the nation’s railway system. In order to prevent accidents, the authorities must take action to guarantee that the tracks are adequately maintained.
This horrifying occurrence also took place after the Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express, Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express, and a cargo train collided, resulting in one of India’s worst railway accidents and killing 290 people.