04/06/2023 01:53 PM | Click to read full article
A little after 6.50pm on Friday, Shalimar-Chennai Coromandel Express should have passed the stationary goods train in the loop line to its left. But a route relay interlocking system error meant that Coromandel did not switch to the second track at the interchange but hurtled on and rammed into the freight train at express speed. The train from Bengaluru was supposed to have passed the spot two-and-a-half hours ago. But it was running late.