Ranchi-Delhi Rajdhani Express engine, coach derail

Ranchi Rajdhani derails in Delhi

Railway officials said the driver of the Ranchi Rajdhani heard a cracking sound just as the train was changing tracks after which the engine and generator bogey were derailed.

Earlier in the morning even coaches of Shaktipunj Express travelling from Jabalpur to Howrah reported derailment near Sonbhadra dictrict in Uttar Pradesh.

There was no report of any injury in the mishap, Railway ministry spokesperson Anil Saxena said in New Delhi.

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".

The derailment of Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express from the eastern city of Ranchi took place on Minto bridge around 12:00 p.m. local time, hours after seven coaches of another passenger train went off the tracks in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. The incident occurred near Obara around 6 am. The train stopped after the jerk.

The train was headed to New Delhi railway station when it derailed
The train was headed to New Delhi railway station when it derailed

This is the fourth case of train derailment in less than a month and the second on Thursday alone.

More than 20 people were killed when 13 coaches of the Utkal Express jumped the rails in Uttar Pradesh on Aug 19. Days later - on August 23 - the Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Express collided with a dumper and went off tracks in UP's Auraiya district, injuring over 100 people.

The derailment saga is continuing in Indian Railways.

The mishap had left 150 others injured.




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