2010 in rail transport in India

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Events[edit]

January - February[edit]

  • January 2 - The first of three accidents in Uttar Pradesh on this day takes place near the town of Etawah, about 170 miles (270 kilometers) southwest of Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh state, when the Lichchavi Express entering the station in heavy fog runs into the stationary Magadh Express train stopped there. Ten people, including the driver of one of the trains, are injured.[1] At least 10 people were reported to have been killed.[2]
  • January 2 - All seven coaches of the Arunachal Pradesh Express, running between Murkongselek and Rangiya derail between Helem and Nij Bogaon in Assam, India in the early hours of the day. No passengers are hurt.[5]
  • January 16 - Three people die and around a dozen are injured when two express trains collide in thick fog near Tundla, 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Agra, in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh. The driver of one of the trains apparently did not react to a signal, slamming his train into another on the same track.[6][7][8]
  • January 17 - The Lucknow-Sultanpur Harihar Nath Express strikes a car at an unmanned railway crossing under Haidergarh police station area on Sunday afternoon in Barabanki district, India. Two persons traveling in the car die on the spot and four others who sustained serious injuries were referred to Trauma Centre in Lucknow. Train traffic on this route is disrupted for nearly two hours after the accident. This was the fifth accident in a series of similar accidents in the area.

March - August[edit]

  • May 28 - At least 148 people were killed[11] and more than 200 got injured[12] after the Mumbai bound Gyaneshwari Express,from Howrah Station, with 13 passenger coaches, was derailed by an explosion on the tracks and collided with another train as it traveled through the Paschim Medinipur district in West Bengal. The Naxalite-Maoist Group, which is suspected to have derailed the train which threw five of its carriages into the path of an oncoming goods train, however, deny the allegation.[13]
  • June 6 - Passengers of the Hazrat Nizamuddin-Visakhapatnam Samata Express had a narrow escape when its engine derailed near Arand railway station in Chhattisgarh, but no one was injured. Rail services through the track were affected for about five hours due to the derailment at an area between Arand and Bhimkhoj stations in Raipur section. The cause of derailment is yet to be ascertained, officials said.[14]
  • July 20 – The government of Andhra Pradesh announces that among the eight companies that submitted proposals, Larsen & Toubro is the preferred bidder for construction of the Hyderabad Metro in India, costing a proposed Rs122 billion. The state and federal governments will each finance 20% of the project while Larsen & Toubro will finance the remaining 60%. The project is expected to be completed in 2014. (Railway Gazette)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trains collide in dense fog in Uttar Pradesh". The Economic Times. 2 January 2010. Retrieved 4 January 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ "10 die as trains collide in fog-bound northern India". Google News. Archived from the original on 5 January 2010. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "5 dead, 50 injured in train accidents in India". Washington Post. Retrieved 4 January 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ Chandran, Rina (2 January 2010). "At least 10 killed in train crashes in northern India". Reuters. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "7 coaches of Arunachal Pradesh derail in Assam, passengers safe". netindian. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  6. ^ (PTI)
  7. ^ (Dawn)
  8. ^ (AFP)
  9. ^ "Goods train derails in Uttar Pradesh". Samaylive. 2010-05-19. Retrieved 2010-05-29. 
  10. ^ Gupta, Jayanta (2010-03-19). "Rs 1 lakh a night on Maharajas’ Express". Times of India. Retrieved 2010-04-06. 
  11. ^ PTI, May 31, 2010, 05.40pm IST (31 May 2010). "No CBI probe into Jnaneswari express derailment: WB govt - India - The Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2010-05-31. 
  12. ^ "India train attack death toll rises - CENTRAL/S. ASIA". Al Jazeera English. Archived from the original on 30 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-31. 
  13. ^ "At least 25 dead in India train blast and collision". BBC News. 27 May 2010. Archived from the original on 31 May 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2010. 
  14. ^ "Samata Express derails near Arand". Chennai, India: The Hindu. June 6, 2010. Retrieved 22 May 2010.