Goods train derails near Khandala; 3 derailments in a day

Ray Weaver
September 8, 2017

With the engine and power vehicle of Ranchi-Rajdhani Express went off the track today on Delhi's Shivaji bridge, the count went on to three today. No casualties or injuries were reported in the incident as the train was travelling at a very low speed, said spokesperson for the Northern Railways Neeraj Sharma.

Long distance train services on the Central Railway were severely hit on Thursday evening due to a derailment in the Western Ghats section, officials said.

On September 3, four loaded wagons of a goods train derailed near Hardattpur railway station on Saturday. No one was hurt.Derailed engine of Ranchi Rajdhani.

"We felt a sudden jerk when the train was about to reach New Delhi railway station". The incident occurred near Obara around 6 am. Also, Shaktipunj Express derailed near Sonbhadra in Uttar Pradesh today in the morning. All the passengers were reported to be safe and no one was injured in the incident.

Similarly on August 23, over 80 people sustained injuries when Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Express derailed in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

On August 20, 14 coaches of the Kalinga-Utkal Express had derailed in Muzaffarnagar, killing at least 23 people and leaving scores injured.

While Chairman of Railway Board A.K. Mittal resigned last month, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi replaced Suresh Prabhu with Piyush Goyal as the Rail Minister earlier this week.

Mumbai: In the third train derailment of the day, two coaches of a goods train have reported to be derailed in Maharashtra on Thursday.

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