Court Allows Auction of Damaged Coaches of Balasore Train Accident on June 2

Bhubaneswar: A court in Odisha’s Bhubaneswar on Tuesday ordered the auction of the coaches of damaged in the triple train accident near Bahanaga Bazar station in Balasore district on June 2 that claimed the lives of 296 people.

The mangled and damaged coaches are of Coromandel Express, Yesvantpur-Howrah Express and the wagons of a goods train that were involved in the accident.

A petition requesting the auction of these mangled coaches was filed by the Divisional Mechanical Engineer, South Eastern Railway, Kharagpur division.

The court of the 2nd Additional Sessions Judge, Bhubaneswar ordered the auction of the 21 mangled coaches and wagons, including an engine.

The court order came after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in a letter to Railways said they don’t require the damaged wagons, coaches, logo, anymore as the chargesheet in the case has been filed.


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