Metro fire CRS inspects Maidan station

first_imgKolkata: The Commission of Railway Safety (CRS) inspected Maidan Metro station on Sunday, to investigate the incident of fire at an air-conditioned rake on Thursday. The commissioner of CRS Eastern Zone physically visited the station and a reconstruction of Thursday’s incident was done in front of him.According to sources, members of the CRS will visit the Noapara carshed where the damaged rake has been kept separately for investigation. On Thursday, several passengers had alleged that Metro authorities were nowhere when they needed help. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe investigating team also sought a report from the Metro authorities. The CRS team has focused on several points such as why the rescue team reached late, the role of the motorman during the incident, fire safety management system and others. The commission will also look into why it took almost 17 minutes to disconnect electricity from the third line. The members of CRS will also talk with the passengers who were in that rake on Thursday. On Sunday an air-conditioned Metro rake was stopped before entering the Maidan station and CRS members reconstructed the event. The commission will prepare a report on this and send it to the Union Railway Ministry. The commission will also point out the persons responsible for the whole incident and might announce punishment as well. Metro passengers were subjected to a tremendous ordeal on Thursday evening, after fire broke out inside an air-conditioned rake of a Dum Dum bound train, just before entering Maidan station at around 5 pm. A number of passengers were injured in the incident but there were no casualties.last_img

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