Goods train derails in Gujarat, 27 passenger trains diverted
A goods train derailed near Mangal Mahudi railway station in Gujarat's Dahod district on Monday, causing disruption in the rail traffic movement
A goods train derailed near Mangal Mahudi railway station in Gujarat's Dahod district on Monday, causing disruption in the rail traffic movement.
Around 27 trains, including Rajdhani and August Kranti, were being diverted, said a railway officer.
Sixteen coaches of the train derailed between Mangal Mahudi - Limkheda stations because of which the power supply was damaged. The derailment disrupted trains running between Mumbai to Delhi.
According to railway sources, the goods trains from Vadodara was heading north when the derailment happened and the wheels of some coaches got detached and broke. As the coaches piled upon each other, the overhead electric supply line was damaged.
Western Railways through social media and its Twitter handle informed passengers that some 27 passenger trains have been diverted. Trains from Delhi were diverted on the Ratlam- Chittorgarh-Ajmer Palanpur- Ahmedabad - Vadodara route. Trains from Mumbai to Delhi were diverted to Chayapuri- Ahmedabad- Palanpur- Ajmer-Jaipur and onwards.
Ratlam Divisional Operational Manager Ajay Thakur told IANS, "The accident occurred around 12.30 a.m., 16 coaches have derailed and teams have started work to restore lines. I am hopeful that by evening at least one line (track) will be restored, and after trial we will be able to use the track."