16 wagons of goods train derail in Bihar

Patna
2 Aug 2017

Sixteen wagons of a goods train today derailed at a place under Mughalsarai division of East Central Railway (ECR) zone forcing cancellation of many trains and diversion of routes of a large number of them.
Earlier, the ECR said that 20 wagons had derailed. Chief public relations officer (CPRO) Rajesh Kumar said in a statement, as per the last information received from the derailment site, 16 wagons jumped off the track at 4 am today. The derailment took place in between Karmnasa and Dhanaicha stations in Bihar under Mughalsarai-Gaya section, the CPRO said. As soon as the information came, senior officers of Mughalsarai division rushed to the site and started work on a warfooting to restore traffic on UP, DN and Reversal line, Kumar said.
Mughalsarai division forms part of the ECR, with headquarter at Hajipur in Vaishali district of Bihar. The ECR statement said, five trains have been cancelled in the wake of the derailment. They included 53525 Barkakana-Varanasi passenger train, 53607 Gaya-Dehri-On-Sone passenger train and Mughalsarai-Gaya passenger train among others. Routes of several mails have been diverted via Mughalsarai-Kiul section.
12444 Anand Vihar-Haldia Express which left on August 1 will run via Asansol-Joychandi Pahar-Anara-Purulia. 22858 Anand Vihar-Santragachi Express which left on August 1 will run via Asansol-Joychandi Pahar-Anara-Purulia. 12802 New Delhi-Puri Purushottam Express which left on August 1 will run via Asansol-Joychandi Pahar-Bhojudih-Talgoria-Bokaro Steel City. (EOIC)