Inter city train derails near Gwalior, no casualties

  • Umesh Singh, Hindustan Times, Gwalior
  • Updated: Sep 29, 2015 21:02 IST
A coach of the Indore-Gwalior inter city express train derailed near Gwalior station on Tuesday morning. (Umesh Singh/HT photo)

A coach of the Indore-Gwalior inter city express train was derailed after damage to the axle on the up-track on the outskirts of the Gwalior station on Tuesday morning.

The train was headed for the yard for maintenance work when the accident occurred and no loss of life was reported.

However, due to the derailment, trains including the New Delhi to Bhopal Shatabdi Express, Punjab Mail and Chhattisgarh Express were delayed for about an hour.

The trains had to be diverted through manual clamping towards platform 2, which is generally used for parking New Delhi-bound trains.

The accident also damaged about 200 meters of the track and uprooted some underground electric circuits.

Railway area manager AK Sharma said, “We expect the rescue work to be completed in five to six hours but repairs and maintenance work might take little longer.”

Traffic movement on the track was normalized after restoration work by Tuesday afternoon, said station manager PP Chowbe.

Meanwhile MP and former MoS in the UPA government, Jyotiraditya Scindia who was traveling to Gwalior by the Shatabdi Express alighted at Birlanagar station and was picked up by cars thereafter.

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