The rollout of this new type of special LHB general sleeper class trains is expected in next one or two years for the identified states.
G Sumathi was one of them. She and her mother-in-law learnt about the horrific accident after watching it on the news.
Train number P/13671 has started from Bhadrak towards Chennai carrying the stranded passengers from the accident site at Bahanaga Bazaar.
As of now, the accident has claimed the lives of 238 persons and left nearly 900 injured with ongoing rescue operations. Among the deceased, 35 are expected to be from Tamil Nadu.