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Maharashtra: 3 coaches of Mumbai-Howrah Mail derail in Igatpuri

No casualty reported; rail traffic restored now; many trains cancelled and diverted

SNS |

Three coaches of the Mumbai-Howrah Mail train derailed near Igatpuri in Maharashtra on Sunday. Railway officials said no passenger was injured in the accident.

“Three coaches — S-12, S-13, pantry car — of the Mumbai-Howrah Mail derailed just before entering platform at 2.05 am,” said Central Railway Ministry spokesperson Sunil Udasi told IANS.

The rail traffic in the area was disrupted for a while. As many as 12 trains were cancelled and one was short-terminated.

“The train with eight coaches that were not affected in the accident left at 3.45 am,” Udasi said.

According to a report in DNA, seven trains were initially diverted due to the affected line, but the traffic was restored soon.

“Front portion of Engine and 8 coaches left site for Igatpuri at 03:50 am. At 05:45 am 9th coach from engine (S-13) was rerailed. The diversions of trains are likely to be cancelled as the affected line is likely to be made fit shortly,” Udasi said.

AFFECTED TRAINS 

Trains Diverted via Pune-Daund-Manmad

11057 CSMT-Amritsar Express JCO 9.6.2018

15645 LTT-Guwahati Express JCO 9.6.2018

12167 LTT-Varanasi Express JCO 10.6.2018

Trains Diverted via Vasai Road-Surat-Jalgaon

11093 CSMT-Varanasi Mahanagari Express JCO 10.6.2018

12141 LTT-Patliputra Express JCO 9.6.2018

15066 Panvel-Gorakhpur Express JCO 9.6.2018

12811 LTT-Hatia Express JCO 10.6.2018

HELPLINE NUMBERS 

Kalyan- 0251-2311499

Dadar- 022-24114836

Igatpuri- 02553-244020