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Train runs for 37 km without driver in Kashmir

April 17, 2011 21:33 IST
Believe it or not, a train in Kashmir ran unmanned for 37 km on Saturday night leading to an inquiry against officials on duty.

It was sheer providence that no mishap occurred during its run from Qazigund in south Kashmir to Awantipore where it finally came to a halt because of a steep gradient.

The rain runs between Qazigund and Baramulla only during the day and halts for the night at Qazigund. The railway staff at Qazigund were dumbstruck when they found the train missing from the terminal during the wee hours of Sunday and immediately sent signals seeking information on the same.

The inputs received alarmed the rail staff as the responses indicated that the train moved on its own and halted at Awantipore station after covering a distance of 37 km. The train was the brought back to Qazigund for its routine run to Baramulla.

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar
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