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Bihar-bound Garibrath wrongly routed towards Aligarh, ASM suspended

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

In an apparent confusion over numbers, an station manager (ASM) in mistakenly routed a Bihar-bound Garibrath Express towards in

The 12204 Amritsar-Saharsa Garibrath Express was supposed to go through Mordabad, but, it seems, the confused it with the 12506 North East Express (Delhi-Guwahati), and put it on a different route, which goes to Aligarh, an said today.

However, the Garibrath's realised the mistake and stopped the train just after it left the station.

"The station master, Ghaziabad, has been suspended. Investigation is underway in the case. However, it seems that the read the number of the train wrong," said.

He said that the Garibrath's realised that it was on the wrong route and stopped it soon after it left the station, and the train was brought back to

One track from goes to Moradabad and another to Aligarh, the official said, adding that the incident took place last afternoon.

to the incident said that it was not clear how the station manager made the mistake as the entire process of routing trains was automatic at Ghaziabad.

"The system is one of automatic route relay, however, if you set or insert incorrect data like a train's number, the route taken by a train will be wrong.

"It's like providing your phone wrong instructions. What actually was the problem with the official concerned will be revealed only after a detailed enquiry", an official said.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 19:40 IST