Goods train derails, hits Central Railway services

Rajdhani Express derails near Shivaji Bridge Delhi

A Delhi bound Rajdhani went off tracks near Minto Bridge in New Delhi on Thursday, hours after seven coaches of the Shaktipunj Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh.

A number of senior railway officials reached the spot with rescue teams to clear the track, which is the main line to connect Delhi with the trains coming from the eastern part of India.

According to Northern Railway spokesperson Neeraj Sharma, the engine and the power coach derailed while approaching New Delhi Railway Station from Ranchi in Jharkhand around 11.45 am.

The mishap reportedly occurred close to the Obara Railway Station in Sonbhadra district of the state. The train was moving very slowly and stopped suddenly.

Official sources said the train was running at a speed of about 40 km/hr which might have prevented any injuries being caused to the passengers. At least seven coaches of the Shaktipunj Express derailed near Sonbhadra in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday morning.

Several train mishap incidents have been reported from Uttar Pradesh in recent times. Making a hat-trick today, two coaches of a goods train derailed near Khandala in Maharashtra, said a report in ANI. All the passengers were reported to be safe and no one was injured in the incident.

Utkal Express- On August 19 this train had derailed in Muzaffarnagar taking lives of 22 people and injuring more than 150 people.

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