News 24 Desk
New Delhi/ Mughalsarai: The movement of trains on busy routes between New Delhi and Howrah and New Delhi and Sealdah is severely affected thing morning following derailment of twenty six wagons of a goods train near Mughalsarai station late last night.
A team of railway technical staff was deployed to remove technical snag from the busy track. Sources claimed that it would take another 48-hour to restore normal movement of trains. Railway officials informed that VVIP trains like Rajdhani Express from Howrah and Sealdah, which pass through the area at night, have been diverted via Patna and Gaya.
Route of more than 49 trains from Delhi to Howrah were diverted because of the derailment. Besides, 29 passenger and mail trains were also cancelled. Senior railway officials of Mughalsarai division, including DRM, are at the spot and cranes have been engaged to clear the tracks, he said. A statutory enquiry has been ordered to find out reasons leading to the derailment, he said.
Trains going from New Delhi to Howrah, Sealdah and Puri have also been asked to take Patna-Gaya routes. A relief train has been sent to the accident spot from Mughalsarai. Additional Divisional Railway Manager of Mughalsarai Ramesh Chandra said efforts are on to clear at least one track so that train movement can be partially resumed.
According to information, a goods train carrying coal jumped off the track. Twenty six wagons of the train derailed at a place between Bhagua and Durgawati stations at around 2115 hours but there was no casualty or injury to drivers or guard of the train. (With PTI inputs)