Railways resume operation on track in Balasore

Indian Railways on Monday has started running passenger trains on the tracks in Bahanaga village in Odisha’s Balasore, which were affected due to the triple train accident.

The triple train accident in Odisha’s Balasore, which left 275 dead and more than 1,000 injured, Indian Railways on Monday resumed running passenger trains on the tracks of the accident-affected route.

Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Sunday waved at the crew of a goods train and prayed for a safe journey, as services resumed after 51 hours of a train accident in Balasore.

“Services on both tracks have been restored. Normal train services on both lines have now been restored, 51 hours after the accident,” said Ashwini Vaishnaw.

On Sunday, Vaishnaw said the accident occurred due to a “change in electronic interlocking”.

Electronic interlocking is an arrangement of signal apparatus that prevents conflicting movements between trains through an arrangement of tracks.

It is basically a safety measure to prevent signals from being changed in improper sequence.

The aim of this system is that no train gets the signal to proceed unless the route is proven safe.