In another incident of train derailment in the country, Jammu Rajdhani express today went off tracks at the New Delhi Railway station today, according to Indian Express report. It has been learnt that the incident occurred at 6 am when the guard coach of the train, which was arriving, derailed at the station. No injuries or casualties have been reported, ANI reported. This comes after three trains had derailed on September 7.
Three trains jumped off the tracks and another derailment was averted on September 7 in Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi and Maharashtra within a span of nine hours, the latest in a string of such incidents which saw the exit of Suresh Prabhu as railway minister in the Cabinet reshuffle. The first derailment occured at 6:25 am when seven coaches of the Jabalpur-bound Shaktipunj Express went off the tracks near the Obra Dam station in UP’s Sonbhadra district. Within hours, at around 11:45 pm, the Ranchi-Delhi Rajdhani Express derailed near Minto bridge in the national capital, leaving one person injured. These were followed by yet another derailment of a goods train in Maharashtra’s Khandala at 3:55 pm, railway officials said.
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Power car of Jammu-Rajdhani derails after entering into platform no 15 of New Delhi Railway station, no casualties reported pic.twitter.com/hjPauEYXam
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An accident was averted after locals spotted a fracture in a track between Farrukhabad and Fatehgarh in UP, minutes before the Kalindi Express was scheduled to pass the place, officials said in Farrukhabad. Ironically, these mishaps occurred on a day Piyush Goyal, the new railway minister, chaired a high-level meeting with Railway Board officials to discuss ways for ensuring safe operation of trains. The spate of derailments over the past few weeks has raised concerns over the safety of railway operations despite large-scale overhaul of the infrastructure of the public sector transporter in the last couple of years.