Passengers Panicked Over railway Mock Drill


Birbhum: Railway mock drill created panic as reports surfaced in media saying that Rampurhat-Dumka passenger train has derailed on Tuesday. The drill also spread panic among the passengers and local people who mistook it for a real accident. Officials from Rampurhat Station later cleared that the derailment was a mere drill only.

Railway authorities have conducted a mock drill in Pinathgaria near Rampurhat station enacting a scene of train derailment. The exercise was to evaluate the readiness of relief and rescue teams in the event of an accident.