Probe on for trains running on same track in TN

Chennai: Southern Railway has initiated a departmental inquiry after two trains were found proceeding on the same track in the Madurai-Virudhunagar section last evening.

Even as officials were successful in halting the trains and taking a diversion, averting a huge tragedy, the railway department is conducting an inquiry with officials Deepsingh at Kalligudi railway section and Jayakumar of Thirumangalam section.

It may be noted that at 5.40 pm, Thursday, Madurai-Schengottai train arrived at Thirumangalam. It was made to halt for few minutes for other trains to pass. At 6.10 pm, the train had chugged 200 meters, when it was alerted that a Schengottai to Madurai train was proceeding on the same track. The train was immediately halted.

NT Bureau