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From Rajdhani Express To Vande Bharat: Multiple Cancellations And Reroutes In West Bengal After Kanchanjunga Express Accident

When a goods train collided with the Sealdah-bound Kanchanjunga Express near Rangapan station in West Bengal, several trains were diverted and canceled.

Edited By : simran rajpal | Updated: Jun 17, 2024 18:03 IST
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After a goods train collided with the Sealdah-bound Kanchanjunga Express near Rangapani station in West Bengal, several trains were rerouted and canceled on Monday. The accident, which is currently under rescue operation, resulted in at least nine deaths and multiple injuries.

Cancelled Trains after Kanchanjunga Express accident:

  • Train 07508 from Siliguri Junction (SGUJ) to Rampurhat (RDP) DEMU
  • Train 75705 from Rampurhat (RDP) to Siliguri Junction (SGUJ) I/C
  • Train 05796 from Malda Town (MLDT) to New Jalpaiguri (NJP) Special
  • Train 05797 from New Jalpaiguri (NJP) to Malda Town (MLDT) Special\
  • Train 05798 from Malda Town (MLDT) to New Jalpaiguri (NJP) Special

TRAINS REROUTED:Trains diverted via New Jalpaiguri (NJP), Siliguri Junction (SGUJ), Borail (BORA), and Alipurduar Junction (AUB):

  • Train 19602 from New Jalpaiguri (NJP) to Udaipur City (UDZ) Express
  • Train 20503 from Dibrugarh (DBRG) to New Delhi (NDLS) Rajdhani Express
  • Train 12423 from Dibrugarh (DBRG) to New Delhi (NDLS) Rajdhani Express
  • Train 01666 from Agartala (AGTL) to Rangiya (RKMV) Special
  • Train 12346 from Guwahati (GHY) to Howrah (HWH) Saraighat Express
  • Train 12505 from Kamakhya (KYQ) to Anand Vihar Terminal (ANVT) Northeast Express
  • Train 01666 from Agartala (AGTL) to Rangiya (RKMP) Special
  • Train 12510 from Guwahati (GHY) to Silchar (SMVB) Express
  • Train 22302 from New Jalpaiguri (NJP) to Howrah (HWH) Vande Bharat Express
  • Train 22504 from Dibrugarh (DBRG) to Kanyakumari (CAPE) Express
  • Train 15620 from Kamakhya (KYQ) to Gaya (GAYA) Express
  • Train 15962 from Dibrugarh (DBRG) to Howrah (HWH) Kamrup Express
  • Train 13148 from Bikaner (BXT) to Sealdah (SDAH) Uttar Banga Express
  • Train 15636 from Guwahati (GHY) to Okha (OKHA) Express
  • Train 15930 from New Tinsukia (NTSK) to Tambaram (TBM) Express

Trains diverted via Alipurduar Junction (AUB), Borail (BORA), Siliguri Junction (SGUJ), New Jalpaiguri (NJP):

  •  Train 12377 from Sealdah (SDAH) to New Alipurduar (NOQ) Padatik Express
  • Train 06105 from Nagercoil (NCJ) to Dibrugarh (DBRG) Special
  • Train 20506 from New Delhi (NDLS) to Dibrugarh (DBRG) Rajdhani Express
  • Train 12424 from New Delhi (NDLS) to Dibrugarh (DBRG) Rajdhani Express
  • Train 22301 from Howrah (HWH) to New Jalpaiguri (NJP) Vande Bharat Express

Earlier today, railway officials reported that three rear compartments of the express train derailed after being hit from behind by a goods train locomotive. Rescue operations are ongoing at the site, approximately 30 km from North Bengal’s New Jalpaiguri station. Injured individuals are being transported to nearby hospitals. “Five people have died in the accident so far, and around 30 others have non-fatal injuries,” said a senior police officer.

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw posted on X: “Unfortunate accident in NFR zone. Rescue operations are ongoing at a rapid pace. Railways, NDRF, and SDRF are working together closely. The injured are being taken to the hospital. Senior officials are on site.” The divisional railway manager (DRM) of North Frontier Railway’s Katihar division reported that the 13174 Kanchanjunga Express, traveling from Agartala to Sealdah, was involved in the accident around 9 am.

One compartment of the express train detached during the collision and ended up on top of the goods train’s locomotive. Jaya Varma Sinha, Chairman and CEO of the Railway Board, said, “Initial evidence suggests human error, likely due to signal disregard. Kavach needs to be widely implemented and planned for West Bengal.”

Also Read: Defective Signal Reported Since Morning On Bengal Rail Route: Report

First published on: Jun 17, 2024 06:03 PM IST

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