Engine, Power Coach Of Delhi-Rajdhani Express Derails Near Minto Bridge

08 September, 2017, 00:37 | Author: Andrea Terry
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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 train was running at a speed of about 40 km per hour which, officials say, prevented any injuries when the incident occurred. Earlier today, Rajdhani Express derailed in Delhi and Shaktipunj Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh (UP).

Sunil Udasi, the Chief Public Relations Officer, Central Railway was quoted by PTI as saying, "Two wagons of the goods trains derailed in Khandala this afternoon".

"We felt a sudden jerk when the train was about to reach New Delhi railway station".

Third train accident in a day, goods train derailed in Khandala

Earlier in the day, seven coaches of Howrah-Jabalpur Shaktipunj Express skid off the railway track near Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh. On August 25, four coaches of local train in Mumbai had also derailed due to a technical fault injuring six passengers.

Days after the mishap, at least 100 people were injured after several compartments of the Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Kexpress derailed in Auraiya district of Uttar Pradesh.

It was last Monday when Suresh Prabhu was removed from the post of Railways Minister as Piyush Goyal was given the charge to head the ministry. It can be recalled on August 19, the Utkal Express had derailed in Muzaffarnagar district.

The mishap had left 150 others injured.


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