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Four coaches of Sabarmati-Agra superfast train derail in Rajasthan's Ajmer

Mar 18, 2024 09:58 AM IST

At least four coaches of a superfast train derailed near Madar railway station in Rajasthan's Ajmer.

At least four coaches of a superfast train derailed near Madar railway station in Rajasthan's Ajmer on the intervening night of Sunday-Monday. Rescue operations are underway in connection with the incident. Speaking about the incident North Western Railways CPRO Shashi Kiran said, “Vehicle number 12548, going from Sabarmati to Agra, derailed near the home signal in Ajmer's Madar today. Four general coaches and the engine of the train had derailed."

Visuals of the derailed train.
Visuals of the derailed train.

However, the CPRO said that there was no loss of life. "Railway officials reached the accident site. There has been no loss of life in this incident. However, those who suffered minor injuries were soon taken to the nearby hospitals,” he added.

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Meanwhile, Ajmer Railway DRM Rajeev Dhankar said that they had former a three-member committee to find out the cause of this accident. “Our headquarters has formed a three-member committee to find out the cause of this accident. The officers will investigate considering all the facts and statements," said Dhankar.

The railway authorities have set up a support desk at Ajmer station and provided a helpline number, 0145-2429642, for assistance. Due to the accident, rail traffic has also been affected on the line. Six trains were cancelled and two were diverted after the four coaches of Sabarmati-Agra superfast train derailed in Ajmer.

Train No. 19736, going from Marwar to Jaipur, has been cancelled whereas train number 12915, Sabarmati to Delhi rail service route, has been diverted along with Train No. 17020 from Hyderabad to Hisar.

Earlier last month, four wagons of a goods train derailed at Rayanapadu near Vijayawada railway station in Andhra Pradesh. No reports of any injuries or casualties from the incident were reported.

Following the incident, several trains were diverted, leading to delays in their schedules.

(With inputs from PTI, ANI)

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