BHUBANESWAR: A 10-member CBI team reached the site of train accident in Odisha’s Balasore on Tuesday as part of its investigations into the tragedy that took place on June 2 and resulted in death of 275 people.
The CBI is probing the accident that involved two passenger and a goods train.
Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw had said on Sunday said that the Railway Board had recommended a CBI probe into the tragic accident.
The minister had also said that the accident occurred due to a “change in electronic interlocking”.
Electronic interlocking is an arrangement of signal apparatus that facilitates safe movement of a train through an arrangement of tracks.
The aim of this system is that no train gets the signal to proceed unless the route is safe.
The Railways is also conducting a probe into the accident.
The three-way accident involved Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express, the Coromandel Express and a goods trains on three separate tracks at Bahanaga Bazar Station in the Balasore district.(Agencies)