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Updated December 26th, 2023 at 19:48 IST

Railway officials' swift action prevent accident as overhead mast found bent near Asansol station

The hanging mast was seen in the morning, triggering quick response from the authorities, said the railway sources.

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Railway offcials' quick action prevented an accident near Asansol station in West Bengal after an overhead mast was found curved and hanging by the track. 

The hanging mast was seen in the morning, triggering quick response from the authorities, said the railway sources. 

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In order to address the situation, railway officials moved quickly to implement all necessary measures, including the Emergency Power Block (EPB).

The prompt action taken by railway officials guaranteed the continuous operation of trains.

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According to sources, the incident might have happened when a passing goods train's door was opened, possibly causing it to collide with the mast and bend it.

A railway press release said “Eastern Railway acted promptly in addressing the Overhead Equipment (OHE) mast bend and hanging incident reported near Asansol East Cabin. Safety measures were implemented, allowing line movement with caution. An Emergency Power Block (EPB) was executed successfully from Asansol East Cabin to Kali Pahari on the Down Main Line”.

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Additionally, the press release stated that the diesel yard pilot was instrumental in helping the impacted Down train (Bikaner-Howrah) and guaranteeing a safe departure down the main line.  It further reported, “A tower wagon arrived, and EPB between down main line starter signal to Asansol East Cabin home signal was completed, enabling train movement via the down slow line”.

Kaushik Mitra, Chief Public Relations Officer of Eastern Railway said, “We are committed to the safety and security of the passengers."
 

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Published December 26th, 2023 at 19:48 IST

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