Utkal Express derailment: Rail administration sacks 13 employees
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), August 30 : In the aftermath of the derailment of Utkal Express which claimed almost 23 lives, the railway administration on Wednesday sacked thirteen employees.Earlier, the Government suspended four railway officials and sent Northern Railway General Manager R.N. Kulshrestha on leave.
The authority also sent Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) of Delhi, Member of Engineering, Railway Board (secretary level) on leave and transferred Chief Track Engineer, Northern Railway.
Fourteen coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express derailed at Khatauli near Muzaffarnagar in western Uttar Pradesh on the evening of August 19, killing over 20 people and injuring at least 200.