Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) cancelled and diverted more trains following a goods train mishap at Korai Railway Station in Jajpur district today.
As per latest bulletin by the ECoR, 22863 Howrah-SMVB Bangalore Express leaving Howrah will be cancelled tomorrow on November 21, 2022.
Besides, the ECoR diverted five more trains due to accident at Korai Railway Station this morning.
Following trains are diverted:
18449 Puri-Patna Baidyanath Dham Express will be diverted via Jakhpura-Jaroli.
18048 Vasco-Da-Gama – Shalimar Express (left Vasco-Da-Gama on 20.11.2022) will be diverted via Cuttack-Angul-Sambalpur City-Jharsuguda.
12840 Chennai-Howrah Express (left Chennai on 20.11.2022) will be diverted via Cuttack-ngul-Sambalpur City-Jharsuguda.
12841 Shalimar-Howrah Coromandal Express will be diverted via Kharagpur-Tata-Jharsuguda-Sambalpur City-Cuttack.
18477 Puri-Yog Nagri Rishikesh (leaving Puri on 20.11.2022) will be diverted via Sambalpur City-Jharsuguda Road-IB instead of Jharsuguda.
Earlier, the eight trains were cancelled, five were partially cancelled and 16 trains were diverted after a goods train en route to Chhatrapur from Dongoaposi derailed at around 6.44 am at Korai Railway Station in Jajpur district. As many as eight wagons of the freight train rammed into the waiting room killing at least 3 people and injuring several others at the railway station.
With additional number trains cancelled and diverted, the total number of cancelled and diverted trains increased to 9 and 21 respectively.
On the account of the train accident, the Railway authorities provided the stranded passengers with free food and water under its jurisdiction. The Railways has also arranged free bus service for stranded passengers at Haridaspur Railway Station for transportation.
Moreover, the ECoR made arrangement to accommodate the stranded passengers at Haridaspur and Jakhapura on the diverted trains — 18046 Hyderabad-Shalimar East Coast Express, 22852 Bangalore-Santragachi Express, 22641 Trivendrum-Shalimar Express, 12864 Bangalore-Howrah Express, 22305 Bangalore-Jasidih Express, 22808 Chennai-Santragachi Express — that will run via Jakhapura and Jaroli route.
About 30 passengers at Jakhapura and 300 passengers at Haridaspur were stranded due to the train accident at Korai, of them 45 passengers from Haridaspur Railway Station have been transported to Jajpur Keonjhar Road, Bhadrak, Balasore, Chandikhole, etc., by road.
Out of 8 derailed wagons, 5 wagons have been cleared from track so far, the ECoR said in a release.