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10 killed, 39 injured in three accidents of 5 Trains in UP

Ten people were killed and 39 injured, 15 of them seriously, in three accidents involving five passenger trains in Uttar Pradesh amid dense fog and near zero visibility conditions early on Saturday.

Among those killed when the Bhiwani-Gorakhpur Gorakhdham Express hit the stationary Prayagraj Express at Panki railway station in Kanpur district were seven men and three women, General Manager, North Central Railway, Allahabad zone, Harishchandra Joshi said.

The accident took place when the two trains coming from Delhi were on the same track, he said. Though fog appeared to be the reason behind the mishap, an inquiry has been ordered to go into the exact reason behind the accident.

Commissioner of railway safety, will start the inquiry in the accident on Monday.

Railways have announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the family of those killed, Rs 1lakh to those seriously injured and Rs 10,000 for those with minor injuries.

The Delhi-Allahabad Prayagraj Express was at the station when the Gorakhdham Express hit it from behind in dense fog, Public Relations Officer of North Central Railway (Allahabad) Amit Malviya said.

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Murli Manohar Joshi, who was travelling to Allahabad on the Prayagraj Express, was unhurt.

Congress Member of Parliament from Bahraich Kamal Kishore and his wife Poonam Kishore were travelling in the Gorakhdham Express.

The guard of Prayagraj Express was killed in the accident, a railway official said. The ladies unreserved coach next to the guard's compartment was severely damaged in the collision leading to two bogies climbing over each other.

In another accident, the Bihar-bound Delhi-Sitamarhi Licchavi Express rammed into the stationary Magadh Express at Sarai Bhopat near Etawah at around 8 am, railway officials said.

The driver of the Licchavi Express was seriously injured as the engine of the train ploughed into the Magadh Express in foggy conditions.

While the brake van of the Prayagraj Express derailed, the engine of the Gorakhdham Express was damaged.

In Pratapgarh, 61 km from Allahabad, the Sarayu Express rammed into a tractor trolley at an unmanned railway crossing. While there were no reports of any casualty, the engine of the train was damaged in the accident.

The injured were admitted to Hallot, Raja Ram and BLC hospitals in Kanpur.

Rail traffic on the Delhi-Kanpur section has been severely disrupted due to the accidents.

Two control rooms set up at Allahabad and Kanpur can be reached at 05322-408149, 05322-287353 and 05124-2323015/16/18.

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PME Due Date

Master Circular No. 25

Copy of Railway Board’s letter No. 69/H/3/11 dated 06.12.1974

Subject: Implementation of the Recommendations of the Visual Sub-Committee.

6. Periodical re-examination of serving Railway Employees:

6.l. In order to ensure the continued ability of Railway employees in Classes A l, A 2, A 3, B l and B 2 to discharge their duties with safety, they will be required to appear for re-examination at the following stated intervals throughout their service as indicated below:

6.1.1. Classes A l, A 2 and A 3 —At the termination of every period of three years, calculated from the date of appointment until they attain the age of 45 years, and thereafter annually until the conclusion of their service.

Note: (l) The staff in categories A l, A 2 and A 3 should be sent for special medical examination in the interest of safety under the following circumstances unless they have been under the treatment of a Railway Medical Officer.

(a) Having undergone any treatment or operation for eye trouble irrespective of the duration of sickness.

(b) Absence from duty for a period in excess of 90 days.

(2) If any employee in medical category A has been periodically medically examined at any time within one year prior to his attaining the age of 45, his next medical examination should be held one year from the due date of the last medical examination and subsequent medical examination annually thereafter.

If, however, such an employee has been medically examined, at any time earlier, than one year prior to his attaining the age of 45, his next medical examination should be held on the date he attains the age of 45 and subsequent medical examination annually thereafter.

Ammendment: It was ammended in 1993 as below

Age Group PME Due

Age 00-45 every 4yrs

Age 45-55 every 2yrs

Age 55-60 every year
As per Rly Bd's Guideline of Medical Exam issued vide LNo. 88/H/5/12 dated 24-01-1993

a) PME would be done at the termination of every period of 4 years from date of appointment / Initial medical Exam till the date of attainment of age of 45 years, every 2 years upto 55 years & there after annual till retirement.
b) Employees who has been periodically examined at any time within 2years prior to his attaining the age of 45years would be examined after 2years from the date of last PME & subsequent PME for every 2years upto 55years age.Of

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6.1.2. Classes B-1 and B-2—On attaining the age of 45 years, and thereafter at the termination of every period of five years.