What’s the first thought will come to your mind, if we’ll say a moving train without engine! You may be thinking it’s the technology and automation but wait; this is Odisha and we’ve our own way of doing everything.
When we say a moving train without engine it literally means without engine and without anyone’s control. Twenty-two coaches of a train carrying hundreds of passengers rolled backward and forward for about 15 km when its engine was detached at a station in Odisha on Friday night.
The train was Ahmedabad-Puri Express, which started sliding back around 9:35 pm from Titlagarh station, was stopped by placing stones on the tracks half an hour later at Kesinga station, but not before giving anxious moments to the passengers on board.
No passengers were injured during the 30 km/h free roll, although it caused a scare among them.
As the moving train’s video goes viral on the internet, suddenly railway authority came into action and suspended 7 railway men and advised a special safety drive at all stations in the zone where engine reversal of mail and express trains takes place and also at terminals where trains terminate.