Goa-bound Rajdhani Express derails in Maharashtra

According to officials, a boulder had fallen on the tracks, which led to the derailment

Goa-bound Rajdhani Express derailed inside a tunnel in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra early on Saturday.


Till now, there was no report of injury to any passenger. The train started its journey from Hazrat Nizamuddin. The train - 02414 - was going to Madgaon in Goa when it derailed inside Karbude tunnel around 4.15 am. The place is located approximately 325 kms from Mumbai. According to officials, a boulder had fallen on the tracks, which led to the derailment.


The front wheel of the locomotive of Rajdhani superfast train derailed in Karbude tunnel located between Ukshi and Bhoke stations in Ratnagiri region of the Konkan Railway according to the official statement.


A rail maintenance vehicle (RMV) has reached the site and an accident relief medical van (ARMV) also reached the site from Ratnagiri for the restoration work. Konkan Railway officials have also rushed to the site to clear the line.


The Konkan Railway consists of 756 km-long route between Roha near Mumbai and Thokur near Mangalore. This route is spread across three states - Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka - is one of the challenging terrains with many rivers, gorges and mountains.

 

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