Muzaffarnagar train accident: 4 officials of railway suspended, general manager sent on leave

New Delhi: After the Kalinga Utkal Express incident, the government suspended four railway officials on Sunday and sent the general manager of the Northern Railway to the holiday on Sunday. It has been said in the statement issued by the Ministry of Railways that on the basis of the first evidence, a junior engineer and a senior section engineer have been permanently suspended and an assistant engineer and a senior division engineer has been suspended.

The statement said that the main track engineer of Northern Railway has also been transferred, while the Divisional Railway Manager of Delhi and General Manager of Northern Railway have been sent on leave.

It is noteworthy that on Saturday evening, 14 containers of Kaling Utkal Express going to Haridwar from Puri in Khatauli near Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh were derailed, in which more than 25 people died and more than 150 were injured.

Railway officials have admitted that this incident has happened due to the negligence of its employees.