“Ordered enquiry into freak accident at Churchgate. All lapses of any kind… responsibility will be fixed, action will be taken,” he tweeted.
Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday ordered a probe into the freak accident at Churchgate Station here wherein a local train crashed into the dead end, injuring five passengers and disrupting suburban services on the Western Railway line.”Ordered enquiry into freak accident at Churchgate. All lapses of any kind… responsibility will be fixed, action will be taken,” he tweeted.Following the incident, Western Railway (WR) had launched an inquiry and suspended motorman L S Tiwari, guard Ajay Gohil and loco inspector M G Verma of the locomotive yesterday.On Sunday, a fast train coming from Bhayander rammed into the dead end on Platform number 3 of the Churchgate station at around 11.25 am, with the motorman unable to stop the local. The incident also disrupted suburban train services on the Western line.The reason for the motorman not being able to halt the train was yet to be ascertained.The impact of the train’s collision with the platform’s dead end was so huge that the wheels of the first coach got hanged into the air, ripping apart all the technical equipment in its lower part and also the overhead wire.Also read: Mumbai local overshot speed limit by just 5 kmph before all went awryAccording to Shailendra Kumar, Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), Mumbai Division the reason for the motorman not being able to halt the train in time is yet to be ascertained.