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Odishatv Bureau

Cuttack: Of late, train derailments have doubled the concerns of the railway passengers with reports of one more goods train derailing near Nergundi station here on Wednesday early morning. At least 16 wagons of the goods train have been affected. Though no casualties have been reported, some long distance trains of ECoR have been cancelled while some others diverted.

According to a release issued by the East Coast Railways, the fertilizer-laden goods train was headed to Haibargaon (HBN) of North Frontier Railways from the Gangavaram Port in Visakhapatnam. The wagons derailed at around 4.30am near Nergundi station in Cuttack.

This has led to cancellation of several passenger trains. A few trains have been diverted due to the derailment, the release said.

Besides these, all Up and Down trains will be diverted via Naraj and Kapilas Road bypassing Cuttack. Trains will run on an alternate route via Barang/Kapilas Road, the release added.

The cancelled trains of the ECoR include 58407 Bhadrak-Bhubaneswar Passenger, 58411 Bhubaneswar-Berhampur Passenger and 58412 Berhampur-Bhubaneswar Passenger, 58424 and 58436 Cuttack-Bhadrak Passenger, 58423 and 58435 Bhadrak-Cuttack Passenger.

Here’s the list of trains of the East Coast Railways diverted:

  • 22811 Rajdhani Express will be diverted via Barang/Kapilas Road bypassing Cuttack
  • 18451 Hatia-Puri Tapaswini Express diverted via Naraj
  • 07182 Secunderabad-Howrah Special diverted via Naraj.

The release further said Rajdhani Express Passengers boarding at Cuttack can avail bus services organised by the Railways at Cuttack Railway station. The bus will take them to Kapilas Road. The train will have adequate stoppages and stoppage time at both Naraj and Kapilas Road.

Meanwhile, senior officials of Railways, along with the Khurda Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) have reached the spot and making efforts to clear the derailed wagons, sources said.

Earlier on September 3, three wagons of a cement-laden goods train had derailed near Sikharpur level crossing while on its way to Cuttack from Jharsuguda. As a result, movement of trains on the up link was affected for long.

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