Rail mishap: Officials camping in Anantapur
Bangalore: After the outrage over the recent fire mishap in Bangalore-Nanded Express, Commissioner for Railway Safety S. K. Mittal is leaving no stone unturned to ensure an early report on the accident.
Mittal along with other senior officials will be camping at the site of accident for two days.
He has summoned all the railway officials related with the incident and the investigating officers to Anantapur district to ascertain the facts and come to a conclusion.
A railway official revealed, “The officials were called on Tuesday morning and they will be staying till Wednesday to investigate the matter. As per the directions of the commissioner, the enquiry will be carried out.” Railway Minister Mallikaarjun Kharge had instituted an inquiry into the Bangalore-Nanded Express accident that had left Bangalore at 10.45 pm on Friday.
The burnt coach had about 64 passengers, mostly from Karnataka, on board.
The fire broke out when the train was near the Prasanthi Nilayam ashram. Earlier Kharge had indicated that the blaze was caused by an electrical fault.
Soon after the accident, forensic experts from Andhra Pradesh have rushed to the spot to examine and collect evidence from the ill-fated AC coach of the Bangalore-Nanded Express.