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LIM/Sonalium (1 PFs)
सोनालियम     सोनालियम
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DoodhSagar Waterfalls Trail, Sanguem, South Goa 403410
State: Goa


Zone: SWR/South Western   Division: SSS Hubballi (Hubli)

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Jul 26 (07:04) Railways awards loco pilots, guard for swift action after Mangaluru-Mumbai train derails (www.thenewsminute.com)
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South Western Railways headquartered in Karnataka on Sunday recognised swift action and life-saving work by loco pilot Ranjeet Kumar, assistant loco pilot Hashid K and guard Shailender Kumar in the early hours of Friday and handed out a cash reward of Rs 10,000. The awardees were on duty of the Train No 01134 (Mangaluru Jn - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Mumbai). The train was derailed in the Ghat Section due to a landslide caused by heavy rains.
These officials displayed alertness, and presence of mind, noted senior officials including General Manager SWR Gajanan Mallya. He said the crew acted as ‘first responder’ at site, even before the rescue team arrived, resulting in saving the lives of passengers. With the instructions from the
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headquarters, the crew managed not only to unlock some coaches which were in the risk of getting under mud piles but also utilised the rear (banking) engine to help move passengers to safety.
“On Friday, at about 6.10 AM, while driving the engine of this train from Kulem towards Castle Rock (up the Ghat), at km 39/800 near Dudhsagar-Sonaulim section, Shri Ranjeet Kumar observed that the mud was slipping ahead on the track from the side walls of the hill beside the track, due to continuous very heavy rainfall. Sensing danger, he immediately applied emergency brakes and brought the train to a stop. Due to mud and soil mixed with boulders on the track,the engine derailed along with two sets of wheels, despite the immediate braking,” Aneesh Hegde, Chief Public Relations Officer, SWR, said.
“Upon noticing emergency brakes being applied, the guard of the train Shri Shailder Kumar applied hand brakes to the Brake Van, which is situated rear most of the train and then proceeded to the engine. Parallely the Guard and Locopilot instructed the Assistant Locopilots of the leading and banking engines to place detonators at stipulated distance on the track at both rear and front, and also secured the train by tying chains to the track, placing wheel-skids, etc as per standard safety protocol,” he added.
Further, Ranjeet and Shailender noticed that from the steep indent of the hill beside the track, slush and mud were also falling on the coaches immediately rear to the front engine. “In order to ensure protection of passengers, they shifted the passengers from the first three coaches to the rear coaches, and un-coupled these coaches from the rest of the train,” the official further said.
Rail officials reiterated that the Castle Rock - Kulem Ghat section is 27 kms long and is a single line rail section passing through Western Ghats in uninhabited territory through forests. The entire Ghat section has a steep gradient and trains are pushed with engines in rear in addition to the engines in front. The stations between Castle Rock and Kulem, namely Caranzol, Dudhsagar and Sonaulim are connected only by rail with no road connectivity.

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Jul 26 (21:52)
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Good initiative to reward and recognise the LP, ALP ,Guard for their efforts, though I feel many a time there is always a debate on the amount that is given as cash award/reward .

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Jul 26 (22:01)
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Hats off to these brave Employees 🙌

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It's the name and game that comes with it and not the prize money. Itna paisa to 4-5 trip ke running allowance se Kama lega.
Jul 25 (22:44) ALERT CREW TAKE TIMELY ACTION TO SAVE PASSENGERS LIVES (allaboutbelgaum.com)
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News Entry# 460285  Blog Entry# 5024667   
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Jul 25 2021 (22:44)
Station Tag: Mumbai CSM Terminus/CSTM added by Pit line at Bjp is need of the hour/48335

Jul 25 2021 (22:44)
Station Tag: Mangaluru Junction (Mangalore)/MAJN added by Pit line at Bjp is need of the hour/48335

Jul 25 2021 (22:44)
Station Tag: Caranzol/CRZ added by Pit line at Bjp is need of the hour/48335

Jul 25 2021 (22:44)
Station Tag: Castle Rock/CLR added by Pit line at Bjp is need of the hour/48335

Jul 25 2021 (22:44)
Station Tag: SSS Hubballi Junction (Hubli)/UBL added by Pit line at Bjp is need of the hour/48335

Jul 25 2021 (22:44)
Station Tag: Sonalium/LIM added by Pit line at Bjp is need of the hour/48335

Jul 25 2021 (22:44)
Station Tag: Dudh Sagar/DDS added by Pit line at Bjp is need of the hour/48335

Jul 25 2021 (22:44)
Station Tag: Kulem/QLM added by Pit line at Bjp is need of the hour/48335
General Manager Shri Gajanan Mallya appreciated the presence of mind, swift action by the Loco Pilot, Asst Loco Pilot and Guard of the Train No 01134 (Mangaluru Jn – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Mumbai). He also announced a cash award to recognize their good deed.
On 23.7.2021, at about 6.10 AM, while driving the engine of this train from Kulem towards Castle Rock (up the Ghat), at km 39/800 near Dudhsagar-Sonaulim section, the Locopilot of the leading engine Shri Ranjeet Kumar observed that the mud was slipping ahead on the track from the sidewalls of the hill beside the track, due to continuous very heavy rainfall. Sensing danger, he immediately applied emergency brakes and brought the train to a stop.
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to mud and soil mixed boulders on the track, the engine got derailed along with 2 sets of wheels, despite the immediate braking. He informed the Station Master of Dudhsagar about the same, to give a message to Control Office, Hubballi.
Upon noticing the emergency brake being applied, the Guard of the train Shri Shailder Kumar applied hand brakes to the Brake Van, which is situated rearmost of the train and then proceeded to the engine. Parallelly the Guard and Locopilot instructed the Assistant Locopilots of the leading and banking engines to place detonators at stipulated distance on the track at both rear & front, and also secured the train by tying chains to the track, placing wheel-skids etc as per standard safety protocol.
Ranjeet and Shailender noticed that from the steep cutting of the hill beside the track, slush and mud were also falling on the coaches immediately rear to the front engine. In order to ensure the protection of passengers, they shifted the passengers from the first 3 coaches to the rear coaches and un-coupled these coaches from the rest of the train.
Displaying alertness, and presence of mind, the crew took instruction from their senior Officers in Hubballi Divisional Control Office and utilised the rear (banking) engine to pull the train with 345 passengers back to Kulem Station. The Guard Shri Shailender Kumar accompanied along with Locopilot Shri SD Meena, Assistant Loco Pilot Shri SK Saini to take the train safely, with passengers to Kulem, while Ranjeet Kumar and his Assistant Shri Hashid K stayed back with the derailed engine near the spot to assist in restoration.
BACKGROUND OF THE GHAT SECTION
The Castle Rock – Kulem Ghat section is 27 km long: it is a single line rail section passing through western Ghats in the uninhabited territory through forested areas.
The entire Ghat section has a steep gradient (1 in 37) and trains are pushed with engines in the rear (for providing sufficient horsepower) in addition to the engines in front. The stations between Castle Rock and Kulem, namely Caranzol, Dudhsagar & Sonaulim are connected only by rail with no road connectivity. This is challenging terrain. On 22.7.21 and 23.7.21, this section witnessed an intense rainfall of 640 mm in 48 hours, which resulted in land-slide.
For displaying courage and exemplary presence of mind in taking swift action to shift passengers to safer coaches, and transport the train back to Kulem, the General Manager SWR Shri Gajanan Mallya has appreciated the Crew and announced a cash reward as a sign of encouragement.
The Crew of this train, have acted as ‘first responder’ at site, even before the rescue team arrived, resulting in saving of the lives of passengers.
Jul 25 (22:39) Derailed Engine has been re-railed at Dudhsagar – Work in Progress (allaboutbelgaum.com)
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News Entry# 460284  Blog Entry# 5024666   
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Jul 25 2021 (22:39)
Station Tag: Caranzol/CRZ added by Pit line at Bjp is need of the hour/48335

Jul 25 2021 (22:39)
Station Tag: Sonalium/LIM added by Pit line at Bjp is need of the hour/48335

Jul 25 2021 (22:39)
Station Tag: Dudh Sagar/DDS added by Pit line at Bjp is need of the hour/48335

Jul 25 2021 (22:39)
Train Tag: Mangaluru Jn. - Mumbai CSMT SF Special/01134 added by Pit line at Bjp is need of the hour/48335
The derailed engine at Dudhsagar-Sonaulim Section has been re-railed at 5:18 PM on 23.7.21. The two coaches have been re-railed at 4 AM of 24.7.21 and the site has been cleared by 4.45 AM.
Now, more than 100 laborers, 2 excavators are working to clear the muck, debris from the spot and restore track at the earliest.
Despite heavy rainfall, railway staff is putting their best efforts into the restoration. Senior Officers from HQ and Hubballi Division including are present at the site and monitoring continuously.
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Ghat section is reachable only by rail and does not have road access.
At two spots landslide had occurred between Caranzol-Dudhsagar (at Tunnel No. 7) and Dudhsagar-Sonaulim on 23.7.21.
At Tunnel No. 7: debris, muck, rubble, and earth cleared at 2 AM in early hrs of the morning today.
Now at 2.15 PM, the track has been cleared and restored for traffic at the second spot viz., Dudhsagar-Sonaulim.
A speed restriction of 10 kmph has been imposed, temporarily, in view of safety and further monitoring of the spots and nearby locations will be carried out for the next 24-48 hrs, very closely.
To prevent further landslips, and erosion of the earth of the hill due to rain, shoring arrangements are being done using rails and sleepers at these spots and nearby other spots.
Jul 24 (20:38) Passenger Train Derailed Between Dudhsagar and Sonaulim in South Goa as Heavy Rains Trigger Landslides | Watch (www.msn.com)
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News Entry# 460185  Blog Entry# 5023804   
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Jul 24 2021 (20:38)
Station Tag: Sonalium/LIM added by MCPNBR/261443

Jul 24 2021 (20:38)
Station Tag: Dudh Sagar/DDS added by MCPNBR/261443
Panaji: Following incessant rainfall, a passenger train 01134 from Mangaluru junction to Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) derailed between Dudhsagar and Sonaulim in South Goa on Friday. The passenger train was diverted via Madgaon-Londa-Miraj after overflowing of the Vashishti river between Chiplun and Kamathe in Maharashtra. Fortunately, no casualties or injuries were reported in the incident. In a statement, the South Western Railway (SWR) asserted that the train was being pulled back to Kulem in South Goa.
Besides, train number 02780 Hazrat Nizamuddin-Vasco Da Gama Express Special was also stopped between Caranzol and Dudhsagar due to the landslide. Several other trains like Vasco Da Gama-Tirupati Hyderabad Express Special, Vasco Da Gama-Howrah Express Special, Vasco Da Gama-Tirupati Express Special were also
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cancelled.
Landslide n derailment of train No. 01134 between sonarlim & Dudhsagar Goa at Km 39/800 No injury/casualties reported pic.twitter.com/kDNvUKa1jw
— Sheetal (@SheetuKumar5) July 23, 2021
"There are 345 passengers on board Train number 01134 (Mangaluru Junction to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus) and 887 passengers on board Train no 02780 (Hazrat Nizamuddin- Vasco da Gama Express). All are reported to be safe," the SWR said in a statement.
Jul 23 (23:03) Landslides near Dudhsagar – 1 coach derailed (allaboutbelgaum.com)
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News Entry# 460122  Blog Entry# 5023188   
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Jul 23 2021 (23:04)
Station Tag: Belagavi (Belgaum)/BGM added by Pit line at Bjp is need of the hour/48335

Jul 23 2021 (23:04)
Station Tag: SSS Hubballi Junction (Hubli)/UBL added by Pit line at Bjp is need of the hour/48335

Jul 23 2021 (23:04)
Station Tag: Sonalium/LIM added by Pit line at Bjp is need of the hour/48335

Jul 23 2021 (23:03)
Station Tag: Londa Junction/LD added by Pit line at Bjp is need of the hour/48335

Jul 23 2021 (23:03)
Station Tag: Madgaon Junction/MAO added by Pit line at Bjp is need of the hour/48335

Jul 23 2021 (23:03)
Station Tag: Mangaluru Junction (Mangalore)/MAJN added by Pit line at Bjp is need of the hour/48335

Jul 23 2021 (23:03)
Station Tag: Castle Rock/CLR added by Pit line at Bjp is need of the hour/48335

Jul 23 2021 (23:03)
Station Tag: Dudh Sagar/DDS added by Pit line at Bjp is need of the hour/48335

Jul 23 2021 (23:03)
Station Tag: Caranzol/CRZ added by Pit line at Bjp is need of the hour/48335

Jul 23 2021 (23:03)
Station Tag: Kulem/QLM added by Pit line at Bjp is need of the hour/48335
Due to continuous very heavy rainfall, in the Ghat section of Hubballi Division of SWR, land slides have been reported at two locations: Between Dudhsagar – Sonaulim Stations at about 6.10 AM and Caranzol-Dudhsagar Stations at about 6.20 AM today.
The Train no. 01134 Mangaluru Jn – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Express Spl (which was running on the diverted route via Madgaon-Londa-Miraj due to overflow of Vashishti River between Chiplun and Kamathe), suffered a derailment between Dudhsagar-Sonaulim section. (1 GEN coach next to engine and the engine partially derailed.)
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has been reported (no injury/death). The passengers of the affected coach have been shifted to other coaches. The train is being pulled back to Kulem, and has crossed Sonaulim at this time.
Train no 02780 Hazrat Nizamuddin – Vasco da Gama Express Spl (which was bound to Vasco da Gama was detained in the section between Caranzol – Dudhsagar owing to the landslide, This train is being pulled back to Castle Rock.
Accident Relief Train (ART) from Castle Rock as well as from Vasco da Gama were immediately despatched to the site, as per the standard protocol to carry out restoration measures. SWR had already taken contingency measures prior to the start of the rainy season, at suitable stations for any exigency in Ghat section in heavy rainfall during the monsoon season.
As part of Monsoon Reserve, JCB, Hitachi and wagon loaded with boulders were kept ready at Castle Rock, Tinaighat and Kulem. The same have been pressed into service to the spot of landslide along with the team of trained technicians to carry out restoration of track/train services at the earliest.
The team of Senior Officials of Hubballi Division including Divisional Railway Manager Shri Aravind Malkhede and senior Officers from HeadQuarters of SWR, have rushed to the site and are taking immediate measures to carry out the restoration. Precautionary measures to prevent further landslip at the site also, are being taken.
There are 345 passengers on board Train no 01134 and 887 passengers on board Train no 02780. All are reported to be safe. Arrangements for transhipment of passengers to buses will be made at suitable location. For passengers of Train no 02780 the buses arrangement will be made at Londa towards destinations such as Vasco da Gama, Belagavi, Hubballi by road. For the passengers of 01134 alternate transportation arrangements will be made from Madgaon/Mangaluru Jn based on feedback from passengers.
Arrangements for tea, snacks, drinking water are made at Castle Rock Station and Kulem Station for the passengers of Train no 02780 and Train no 01134, respectively.
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