Mumbai: The Rajdhani Express going from Hazrat Nizamuddin in the national capital Delhi to Margao in Goa derailed in a tunnel near Ratnagiri in Maharashtra district early on Saturday. An official gave this information.
A spokesperson of Konkan Railway, which operates trains on this route, said that there were no casualties during this period. Train number 02414 was on its way to Margao when it derailed in the Karbude tunnel, about 325 km from Mumbai, at around 4.15 am. He told that a big stone had fallen on the tracks, due to which the train derailed.
Railway line should be cleaned
“The front wheel of the locomotive of Rajdhani Superfast train derailed in the Karbude tunnel located between Ukshi and Bhoke stations in Ratnagiri area of Konkan Railway,” the official said. A Rail Maintenance Vehicle (RMV) has reached the accident site and An Accident Relief Medical Van (ARMV) with equipment to bring the train back on track has left for the accident site from Ratnagiri. “The officials of Konkan Railway have also reached the spot to clear the line,” he said.
There are many rivers, valleys and mountains in the route
The Konkan Railway is responsible for operating the 756 km long route between Roha near Mumbai (Maharashtra) and Thokur near Mangalore (Karnataka). The route is spread over three states – Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka and the route covers many rivers, valleys and mountains, making it one of the challenging terrains.
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