Ranchi-Delhi Rajdhani Express engine, coach derail

Ranchi-Delhi Rajdhani Express engine, coach derail

"But then we came to know that the train's engine, luggage brake and generator vehicle have got derailed", said Preetam Kumar a passenger of B2 compartment.Railway officials, however, rushed a rescue train, medical teams and NDRF p. "Since the speed of the train (Ranchi-Delhi Rajdhani Express) was very low, there was no injury to any passenger", said Neeraj Sharma, Northern Railways spokesperson.

East Central Railway PRO RK Singh said the seven rear coaches of the train had derailed.

As per reports, the accident happened near Delhi's Minto Bridge when engine and power vehicle of Ranchi Rajdhani Express derailed. The train stopped after the jerk.

Earlier, at around 6.25 AM on Thursday morning, seven coaches of the Howrah-Jabalpur Shaktipunj Express had derailed in Uttar Pradesh's Sonbhadra district.

All of them are safe and no one was injured in the accident, said ministry spokesperson Anil Saxena.

This is third derailment incident in UP in less than a month and the first since Piyush Goyal was handed over the responsibility of the Railways in the recent Cabinet reshuffle after Prabhu had offered to step down taking moral responsibility for previous accidents.

The derailment saga is continuing in Indian Railways. On August 19, the Kalinga-Utkal Express derailed in Muzaffarnagar district, killing 22 people.

The mishap had left 150 others injured.