Train derails in Odisha; services affected briefly

Bhubaneswar: One wagon of an iron ore-loaded goods train from Nayagarh in Keonjhar to Hubli in Karnataka got derailed today.

The mishap occurred at about 1635hrs, today between Solari Station and Balugaon Station in Khurda Road-Brahmapur Railway section of Khurda Road Railway Division of the East Coast Railway (ECoR) in Howrah-Chennai Main Line.

Due to the incident 11020 Bhubaneswar-Mumbai CSMT Konark Express left Bhubaneswar today and has been controlled at Gangadharpur Railway Station from 1642hrs. Similarly, 12703 Howrah-Secunderabad Falaknuma Express has been controlled at Kalupadaghat Station from 1700hrs, the ECoR stated.

Divisional Railway Manager Khurda Road and his team reached the spot and an Accident Relief Train was ordered to clear the track. Coaching train movements will be allowed in down line with caution order. However, coaching trains may get delayed slightly in the section.

The EcoR requested passengers to cooperate Railways. It is expected that, the UP line will be cleared, shortly, it said.

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