In an unfortunate incident, a Kurla-Ambernath local was derailed near Kalyan in Mumbai early on Thursday. Central Railway said in a statement that five coaches of Kurla-Ambarnth local derailed between Kalyan-Vithalwadi at 05.53 am. No passenger was injured in the incident and services on Kalyan-Karjat route was suspended. Restoration work on the route was underway till the last report came.
As per the report, Trains CST-Pune Deccan Queen and CST-Pune Intercity Express cancelled after Kurla-Ambernath local derailment. Central Railways requested local Municipal Corporation to run extra buses between Kalyan and Ambernath in wake of Kurla-Ambernath local derailment.
This incident happened just a day after fourteen coaches of Sealdah-Ajmer Express went off the tracks at Rura in Kanpur Dehat district around 5.30 am. Two coaches slipped off a bridge and fell into a canal, while at least two coaches hit the platform of Rura station.
5 coaches of Kurla-Ambarnth local derail betwn Kalyan-Vithalwadi at 0553 hrs. No injury to passengers. services on Kalyan-Karjat suspended.
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According to the Indian Railways, train No 12987 Sealdah-Ajmer express was derailed on Wednesday near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh at Kanpur-Tundla section between Rura and Maitha Stations at 05.22 am.
The accident site was under Allahabad Division of North Central Railways. As many as 15 coaches including (13 sleeper i.e. S1-S13 coaches and two general coaches) were derailed, an Indian Railways release said.
An Accident Relief Train and Accident Relief Medical Van from Allahabad, Kanpur and Tundla were rushed to site. Ambulances were also arranged. NDRF were called in for relief and rescue.
According to Railways, 61 people were injured in the mishap fortunate incident. Two people were grievously injured.
Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu announced an enhanced exgratia payment of Rs 50,000for grievous injuries and Rs 25,000 in case of simple injuries. The Railways said that statutory inquiry into the incident has been ordered to be conducted by Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS), Northern Circle, under the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
Earlier, 150 people were killed when the Indore-Patna Express derailed in Kanpur Dehat on November 20.
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5 coaches of Kurla-Ambarnth local derails between Kalyan-Vithalwadi at 05:53 hrs; services on Kalyan-Karjat has been suspended pic.twitter.com/ExeG15YOD4
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It has been learned that 22105 CST-Pune Indrayani Express diverted through Diva-Panvel-Karjat after Kurla Ambernath local derailment.
(With inputs from agencies/PIB)