Railway suspended 4 officers and sent the GM of the northern Railway on leave for the derail of the Utkal Express in which 22 passengers lost their life and more than 150 passengers were injured.
On the basis of evidence a Junior Engineer , a Senior Section Engineer, an Assistant Engineer and a Senior Divisional Engineer have been suspended, a Railway Ministry statement said.
It said that the Chief Track Engineer of Northern Railway was also transferred while the Divisional Rail Manager, Delhi, and the General Manager of the Northern Railway as well as the Railway Board’s Member (Engineering) were sent on leave.
Fourteen coaches of the train derailed on Saturday evening at Khatauli in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh. More than 150 people were injured. Railway officials admitted that negligence by its staff was to blame for the disaster.