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Derailment of 14 bogies of goods train in Chattisgarh disrupts rail traffic on Howrah-Mumbai route, none hurt

The Incident Affected The Movement Of Trains On The Howrah-Mumbai Route, Which In Turn Led To Cancellation Of Over Half A Dozen Trains.

PTI | Updated on: 20 Nov 2016, 12:13:03 PM
14 bogies of goods train derail in Chattisgarh (Image Source: ANI)


Derailment of 14 bogies of a goods train in Chattisgarh on Sunday, completely disrupted the rail traffic on the Howrah-Mumbai route, said railway officials.

However, no one was reported hurt in the incident.

"The 14 waggons of the cargo train carrying ash-like substance and travelling towards Raipur from Bilaspur derailed between Silyari and Mandhar railway stations, around 22 kms away from here, in the wee hours," a Raipur Rail division spokesperson told PTI.

"However, no injuries have been reported," he said.

The incident affected the movement of trains on middle line and up line (Howarh-Mumbai) route, as a result of which over half a dozen trains were cancelled, he said.

Although, down line is being used for the movement of the trains, he said.Senior officials from the Raipur Rail division were rushed to the site and have begun restoration operations, the spokesperson said, adding the smooth movement of trains on the route will be started soon. 

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First Published : 20 Nov 2016, 11:50:00 AM