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Madurai Express Derails In Khandala, No Casualties Reported

ANANYA BHATNAGAR | 0
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| July 6 , 2018 , 11:09 IST

A sleeper cum luggage rack (SLR) coach of Madurai Express on Friday derailed near the Khandala railway station on the Mumbai Pune route.

A senior official of the Central Railways while addressing the media about the incident said, ” The incident occurred at 2.44 am when seating-cum-luggage rake (SLR) of train 11043 (Lokmanya Tilak Terminal to Madurai) Madurai Express derailed while entering platform number 1 of Khandala station. Since the train was moving at a very low speed, no passenger was injured.”

 

The official further added, “After the derailment, an accident relief train (ART) was pressed into service. The express train resumed its journey around 6 AM. The passengers of the affected coach were shifted to the adjoining coaches and after the train reached Pune, a replacement coach was attached. The train departed from Pune at 8 AM.”

Following the incident, four trains on the route were cancelled. The trains are 51317/51318 Karjat-Pune-Karjat Passenger, 12127/12128 CSMT-Pune-CSMT Intercity Express, 11010/11009 Pune-CSMT-Pune Sinhagad Express and 12126/12125 Pune-CSMT-Pune Pragati Express, while 11025 Bhusaval-Pune Express has been diverted via the Manmad-Daund route.