After the recovery of the damaged compartment of the derailed Rangpur Express train at Tangail, rail traffic has returned to normal after about 9 hours. On Tuesday (November 21) at 10:30 am, the rescue train from Dhaka reached Betar area of Tangail Sadar upazila to rescue the stranded coach.
At that time, the crane of the rescue relief train broke down due to a mechanical fault. This hampered the rescue operation. Later, the carriage of the derailed train was manually wheeled onto the railway line and after the carriage was pushed for about a kilometer by railway workers, it was pulled by a crane to Gharinda station. On this day, after 9 hours at 2 pm, the other compartments of the Rangpur Express train were removed.
It is known that when the Dhaka-bound Rangpur Express train from North Bengal reached the Betar area of Sadar at around 5:30 am, the first compartment of the train derailed. Passengers’ luggage was in the compartment. The derailed train was removed around 2pm. After 9 hours of derailment, train movement was normal.
Tangail Railway Station Master Nazmul Huda Bakul said that the first carriage derailed when the Dhaka-bound Rangpur Express train from North Bengal reached Sadar’s Betar area around 4:40 in the morning. After 2 pm, train movement was normal.