Train mishap averted as two coaches derail near Sialkot Gate in Gujranwala
By News Desk
July 8, 2023 08:59 PM
Gujranwala narrowly avoided a potential train accident near Sialkot Gate as two coaches of a passenger train derailed at the city's old railway station, reported 24NewsHd TV channel.
Thanks to the train's reduced speed, a major disaster was averted. The incident unfolded as the train, en route from Lahore to Rawalpindi, was passing through Gujranwala. Due to unknown reasons, two coaches derailed at the old railway station. The timely response and slow speed of the train played a crucial role in preventing a more severe accident.
Railway authorities swiftly mobilized resources to restore the affected train carriages and expedite the dispatching process. The necessary measures were taken to place the derailed coaches back on the tracks. As a result, the train service resumed, ensuring minimal disruption to the overall railway operations.
While the incident caused temporary disruption, the railway officials confirmed that the track has been restored, allowing the movement of other trains to continue as scheduled. The authorities have prioritized the safety and efficiency of train services, implementing the necessary measures to ensure the smooth flow of operations.
The incident in Gujranwala highlights the importance of maintaining a vigilant approach to railway safety. The prompt response by railway authorities and their ability to quickly restore the track demonstrates their commitment to passenger safety and minimizing potential risks.
It is essential for ongoing efforts to focus on identifying the root causes of the derailment and implementing preventive measures to avoid similar incidents in the future. Regular inspections, maintenance work, and adherence to safety protocols will remain integral to guaranteeing the well-being of passengers and the efficient functioning of the railway system.