Kolkata-Mumbai train route affected, Goods train derails at Brajrajnagar station, Indian Railways: Train services in the Kolkata-Mumbai route via Jharsuguda were affected for some time on Monday as two wagons of a goods train derailed at Lajkura near Brajrajnagar station in Odisha, railway sources said, according to a PTI report.
The third and fourth coaches from the engine of the train jumped the rails. There is no major damage to the train and no casualty was reported.
Several Express, Superfast, Humsafar Express trains have been delayed due to the derailment on the Kolkata-Mumbai route. The trains that are running running from 4 to 14 hours late from their scheduled time are — Mumbai-Horwah Mail 12809, Mumbai LTT-Shalimar Express 18029, Itwari Junction (Nagpur)-Tatanagar Junction 18110, Ranchi-Tatanagar Intercity Express 18114, Mumbai CSMT-Howrah Gitanjali Express 12859, Ahmedabad-Howrah 12833, Pune-Howrah Azad Hind Express 12129, Ajmer-Santragachi Weekly Express 18010, Pune-Santragachi Humsafar Express 20821
The matter is being investigated, the sources said adding that train services were affected on the Kolkata-Mumbai line for some time. This is the third incident of derailment in Odisha this month.
On Saturday, two front wheels of the guard-cum-luggage van of the Howrah-Bhubaneswar Jan Shatabdi Express derailed at a level crossing near Bhadrak. At least four coaches of the Visakhapatnam-Kirandul passenger special train jumped the rails between Jeypore and Chatriput stations in Koraput district on September 12.
With PTI Inputs