Nagpur Mumbai Duronto Express derails: Nagpur Mumbai Duronto Express today derailed near Titwala in Maharashtra
Nagpur Mumbai Duronto Express derails: Nagpur Mumbai Duronto Express today derailed near Titwala in Maharashtra, ANI reported. It has been learnt that five coaches and engine have derailed and rescue operation is on, according to reports. The incident occurred at 6.40 am. A rescue team rushed from Kalyan. The Central Railway said that Nagpur Mumbai Duronto Express has derailed between Vasind and Asangaon. There are no injuries to passengers, it said. The Central Railway was arranging buses to ferry passengers to destination. Doctors and senior officers are already at site, Central Railway said, as perr ANI. Central Railway Chief PRO Sunil Udasi said that Loco and 7 coaches have derailed. According to reports, Kasara and Asangaon suburban trains were running up to Titwala only and Mumbai CSTM-Howrah Gitanjali Express has been diverted. Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani has said that one board member, General Manager and DRM were ordered to reach the derailment site to provide extensive help to passengers. “This year onward, learning of the language has been made part of the one-year training course for recruits,” said a senior ITBP officer. This comes a week after Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express and Kafiyat Express had derailed at Khatauli near Muzaffarnagar and in Auraiya district of Uttar Pradesh respectively.
On August 23, Kafiyat Express had derailed in Uttar Pradesh’s Auraiya district after dashing against a dumper carrying construction material for railway work, according to PTI report. The railways said 25 persons were injured in the incident and that the dumper did not belong to them, PTI reported.
On August 19, In one of the worst train accidents this year, at least 20 passengers were killed and over 80 others injured after 14 coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express had derailed at Khatauli, near Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, as per reports.
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On August 23 Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and offered to quit taking ‘full moral responsibility’ for the back-to-back accidents that triggered calls for his resignation from the Congress. Prabhu said the Prime Minister had asked him to ‘wait’. Following the two successive accidents, Railway Board Chairman AK Mital had resigned and Air India chief Ashwani Lohani, a railway engineer, was named as his successor.