Passenger Trains (Express) Delayed due to Terrorists’ Mine Attack on Rail

Myanma Railways under Ministry of Transport and Communications has managed to run 18 passenger trains (express), 14 mail-trains, eight passenger and freight trains, two RBE passenger trains and 35 circular trains, totalling 77 trains and six freight trains on a daily basis, aiming to travel for passengers across the country with cheap fare and good flow of goods.

On the segment of Yangon-Mandalay, it runs four passenger trains (Express), two mail-trains, two passengers and freight trains and three cargo trains daily. On 18 July, No 3 Up train left Yangon for Mandalay and the train driver saw an unusual situation at the mile-post (109/20-21) between Kyauktaga and Penwegon stations. He saw that the rail network was bent and the sleepers were in a vertical position under the headlight of the train. He stopped the train in time and held the train back and the said-train segment was temporarily closed for the security concern.

The concerned officials arrived the scene and repaired overnight the rail network  destroyed by the terrorists and managed to resume the running of the trains on the segment. Due to the terrorists’ mine attack, No. 3 Up-Train and No. 4 Down-Train stopped the nearest rail stations and both trains were delayed. It is reported that a total of about 1,500 passengers suffered difficulties on their journey.

Terrorists wilfully destroyed the rail by mine attack not only to destroy the passenger trains and travellers but also to harm the projects for upgrading Yangon-Mandalay rail segment. If the train driver did not stop the train in time, it would claim many lives of passengers. As this was a heinous terrorist act, the entire population feel hatred and strongly oppose such acts.

To date since 1 February 2021, terrorists have committed 112 mine attacks on rail and in the areas of rail stations, 41 mine attacks on rail-bridges and 12 arson attacks on railway stations and family housings of civil servants, it is reported.

Source: Myawady Daily Newspaper (20-7-2023)

 

  • The concerned officials arrived the scene and repaired overnight the rail network  destroyed by the terrorists and managed to resume the running of the trains on the segment on 19 July.
  • Due to the terrorists’ mine attack, No 3 Up train and No 4 Down trian stopped the nearest rail stations and both trains were delayed. It is reported that a total of about 1,500 passengers suffered difficulties on theie journey.
  • To date since 1 February 2021, terrorists have committed 112 mine attacks on rail and in the areas of rail stations, 41 mine attacks on rail-bridges and 12 arson attacks on railway stations and family housings of civil servants.

 

engdate: 
Thursday, July 20, 2023 - 12:45
month: 
July, 2023