Goods train derails near Bhubaneswar station

Bhubaneswar: Five wagons of a goods train derailed at Bhubaneswar Station Yard at around 8.35 pm today.

The cement-laden train was on its way to Vizianagaram from Chakradharpur division when the mishap occurred, said sources in the East Coast Railway (ECoR).

Train services got affected for some time due to the derailment, sources added.

Several trains including Hirakud Express, Rajdhani Express, JanShatabdi, Junagarh Road Express, Puri-Durg, Tapaswini, Puri-Gandhidham and Puri-Howrah got stranded at various locations due to the train derailment.

“The tracks were cleared immediate after the derailment. There was no damage to the railway tracks. The Hirakud Express was allowed to leave Bhubaneswar station soon after the tracks were declared fit for railway traffic. Other trains will be allowed to leave for their destinations gradually,” said an official of ECoR.

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