An AC coach of Jammu Tawi-Jaipur Express (18216) derailed at Suranassi near Jalandhar at around 12.43pm on Friday.
The window glasses of the AC bogey shattered, leaving passengers rattled. There were 37 passengers in the said coach at the time of incident. However, no casualty was reported.
A government railway official (GRP) reportedly pulled the chain after the derailment. The train came to a halt soon after.
A railway official present at the site informed Hindustan Times that the axle of the AC coach had broken, due to which the coach derailed.
A hydraulic jack was brought to the spot through accident relief train (ACT) by which the trolley of the engine was lifted. The officials also checked the alignment of all coaches.
Meanwhile, the passengers of the derailed coach were shifted.
Passengers who were travelling in the AC coach said when their coach got derailed, the whole bogie was filled with gas due to the breakage of glass and they felt suffocated.
“At first we thought that our coach had caught fire as it was completely filled with gas,” said Yatinder Kumar who had boarded in the train from Jammu.
Locals provide help to the stranded passengers
The people living in the nearby area helped the stranded passengers with food and water. Due to the snag, the people were stranded in the area for more than four hours.