Train service at Jajpur’s Korei railway station resumes the day following the tragedy

by Subhechcha Ganguly

On Monday morning, a freight train slammed into the waiting area at the Korei accident site on the Bhadrak-Kapilas Road Railway portion of the Khordha Road Railway Division of the East Coast Railway (ECoR) in the Jajpur district. Normal train operations have since resumed there. In the accident, there were at least three fatalities and numerous injuries.

According to ECoR sources, following the rescue and relief operations, train operations were quickly restored when the impacted railway section’s restoration work was finished. The down line is ready for use by trains.The cargo train was meant to slow down as it passed by the station, according to officials, but it was moving quickly. There were a total of 54 bogies, and 8 of them leaped onto the platform. A footbridge at the station was also severely destroyed when some waggons hit it. The accident was so severe that it also damaged a portion of the platform, ticket booth, and restroom for passengers.

Following the accident, local government and rescue squads promptly launched rescue and relief operations. Following the incident, the ECoR cancelled 15 trains and redirected 21 trains due to damage to both the up and down tracks.The family of those killed in the train accident would receive an ex-gratia payment of Rs. 5 lakh, according to Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw. The Minister further announced that those who were really hurt would receive Rs. 1 lakh and those who were only slightly hurt would receive Rs.

In addition to expressing sorrow over the railway accident, chief minister Naveen Patnaik also offered an ex-gratia payment of Rs 2 lakh to each victim’s next of kin.

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