On Monday, Narendra Singh Bundela, the Inspector General of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), declared the withdrawal of all nine NDRF teams that were dispatched for rescue operations in Balasore, Odisha, after the triple-train accident.
“Train movement on main lines has been restored, and things are back to normalcy after the full operation. All 9 teams of the NDRF who were working in Odisha’s Balasore have been withdrawn,” Narendra Singh Bundela told the media persons. He said that they went through a lot of challenges as the crash involved 3 trains with multiple coaches.
“The way trains crashed, coaches were derailed and overturned. We had to enter the affected coaches, rescue passengers stuck inside, and provide medical assistance to those injured,” the IG further explained.