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Report No. 24

Appendix III

Statement of Commissions of Inquiry set up Under the Act

Part A

Commissions set up by the Government of India

Ministry of Railways

(Railway Board)

Four Commissions of Inquiry were appointed under the Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1952 for the purpose of making inquiries into the causes of the following Railway accidents:-

(I) to the Down Passenger train No. 565 at mile 66/15-16 between Jadcherla and Mahbubnagar stations on the Central Railway on the night of the 1st/2nd September, 1956;

(ii) to train No. 603 Tuticorin Express at mile 170/14-12 between Ariyalur and Kallagam stations on the Villupuram-Trichinopoly (Chord) Line of the Southern Railway at 5.30 hours on the 23rd November, 1956;

(iii) to train No. 1 Down Bombay-Calcutta Mail at mile 97/4 between Padli and Asvali stations on the Igatpuri-Bhusaval double-line section of the Central Railway at 22.45 hours of 23rd November, 1957; and

(iv) between No. 2-DU/Down Passenger train and 45 Up Delhi-Pathankot Janta Express at 4.17 hours on 1st January, 1958 at Mohri station on the Delhi-Ambala Section of the Northern Railway.

(Particulars are given below)

Date of appointment

Duration of Commission

Matter for which appointed


20-12-1956 20-12-1956 to 24-1-1957 For inquiry into the causes of the Mahbubnagar Accident.
9-12-1956 9-12-1956 to 29-12-1956 For inquiry into the causes of the Ariyalur Accident.
4-12-1957 4-12-1957 to 27-1-1958 For inquiry into the causes of the Igaturi Accident.
23-1-1958 23, 24, 25 and 27-1-1958 and from 3-2-1958 to 17-2-1958 to 26-2-1958 For inquiry into the causes of the Mohri Accident.

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