Viral VIDEO: Goods Train Runs Without Loco Pilot From Kathua Towards Pathankot, Stopped Near Punjab's Mukerian

Viral VIDEO: Goods Train Runs Without Loco Pilot From Kathua Towards Pathankot, Stopped Near Punjab's Mukerian

A video of the train has surfaced on the internet showing scenes where the train is seen passing by a station at a very high speed.

Prathamesh KharadeUpdated: Sunday, February 25, 2024, 02:31 PM IST
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Viral VIDEO: Goods Train Runs Without Loco Pilot From Kathua Towards Pathankot, Stopped Near Punjab's Mukerian |

Punjab: A goods train which was at a halt at Jammu & Kashmir's Kathua station suddenly started running due to a slope towards Pathankot, without the loco pilot. The train travelled at a high speed reportedly reaching a speed of 100 km/hr.

After a lot of efforts by the railway officials, the unmanned train was stopped near Ucchi Bassi in Punjab's Mukerian. An inquiry into the matter has been started, Divisional Traffic Manager, Jammu informed ANI.

Viral Video Shows Train Running At High Speed

A video of the train has surfaced on the internet showing scenes where the train is seen passing by a station at a very high speed. The freight train, which was at a halt at Kathua Station and left from there without the loco pilot, was successfully stopped near Ucchi Bassi in Mukerian after covering a distance of 160 kilometres in two hours, said reports.

Details Of The Incident

According to a local report, the incident occurred around 7:10 am on Sunday morning. The loco pilot had stopped the goods train number, 14806R, in Kathua, Jammu. Later, the driver got down from the train and went to have some tea, without applying the handbrake. Meanwhile, the train suddenly started moving and started running after gaining speed eventually.

A major disaster was averted due to the timely thinking and swift management of the railway officials who were successful in stopping the train. There are no reports of any casualties in the incident. However, the officials are receiving flak over the reason that the train started moving due to a slope on the rail network.

As of now, there are no reports of any action being taken against the loco pilot or any other rail official. However, an investigation has been initiated in the matter to determine the exact cause of the incident.

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