Shaktipunj Express derailed in UP, Rajdhani went off tracks in Delhi


No injuries were reported.

As the train, which was coming from Howrah, went off the track, the rail traffic on the Chaupan-Singharauli route was disrupted.

A Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express went off tracks near the Minto bridge in the capital, hours after seven coaches of the Shaktipunj Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh, said a railways spokesperson.

Alert locals managed to get the Delhi-Kanpur Kalindi Express stopped before the damaged portion of the track, police officials said.

In the state of Uttar Pradesh, this is the third derailment in a month. But Additional Superintendent of Police Awadesh Singh ruled out any Naxal angle behind the derailment of the Shaktipunj Express. "No injury to any passenger", said CRPO.

Sunil Udasi, the Chief Public Relations Officer, Central Railway was quoted by PTI as saying, "Two wagons of the goods trains derailed in Khandala this afternoon". They were later detached and traffic resumed at the derailment site.

This is the sixth incident of train derailment in the past 20 days.

Utkal Express- On August 19 this train had derailed in Muzaffarnagar taking lives of 22 people and injuring more than 150 people. In another incident on August 23, as 10 coaches of Kaifiyat Express train derailed after crashing into a dumper which strayed on to the tracks in Auraiya district, about 100 passengers were wounded.