Four DMRC officials suspended for the unmanned train crash at Kalindi Kunj

By Avishek Dubey
Photo: Supplied photo
Posted: Dec 21, 2017

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) managing director Mangu Singh suspended four officials, including the general manager of the Kalindi Kunj Metro depot, on Wednesday for the crash of the driverless Metro train on December 19. The suspension is based on the inquiry by a team of three executive directors of DMRC.

On Tuesday, a driverless Metro train of the soon-to-be-inaugurated Magenta line crashed into a wall in the Kalindi Kunj Metro depot when it had been moved out of the workshop for cleaning and maintenance.

“The four officials include a deputy general manager, who was in charge of depot, an assistant manager, a junior engineer and an assistant section engineer,” said a DMRC spokesperson.

“According to report submitted to Singh, the incident was a result of human error, as proper DMRC procedures were not being followed,” the spokesperson said.

“The brakes of train were not functional when it was being taken for washing,” he added.

As per DMRC norms, when a train enters a workshop for cleaning and maintenance, the brakes of the train are decommissioned, so the entire train can be freely checked.

“When the operator brought the train to the ramp, it started rolling back, derailed and hit the wall,” the spokesperson said.

On December 25, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to launch the Magenta line from Botanical Garden to Kalkaji Mandir. UP CM Yogi Adityanath is also expected to attend the inauguration.

TAGS: DMRC / Metro / Kalindi Kunj / Crash / Magenta line / Botanical Garden / Kalkaji Mandir