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Passenger train derails in Karnataka, none hurt

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Three coaches and the engine of Aurangabad-passenger train derailed in in the early hours today, an official of the South (SCR) said.

No one was injured in the mishap, he said.


The train derailed between Kalagapur and Bhalki stations in on the Parli-Vikarabad section of division at around 1.50 AM today, SCR's Chief Public Relations Officer M Uma Shankar Kumar said.

All the train passengers are safe, he said.

Restoration measures have been taken up on a war footing, he said.

SCR's General Manager Yadav is personally monitoring the situation and has rushed to the spot along with concerned officials.

Arrangements have been made to evacuate the passengers from the site of derailment.

After detaching the derailed coaches, the remaining portion of the train consisting of eight coaches moved to the Kalagapur railway station, Kumar said in a release.

Special buses have been arranged to transport the passengers from Kalagapur to Bidar railway station.

The Bidar-Intercity Express is rescheduled to accommodate the passengers of the derailed train, he said.

Because of the derailment, train No. 57547 Hyderabad-Purna Passenger is cancelled for today, while 57549 Hyderabad-Aurangabad Passenger is partially cancelled between Bidar and Aurangabad.

Besides, 17205 Sainagar Siridi to Kakinada Port has been diverted to run via Parbhani, Purna, Nanded, Nizamabad and

Train No. 16593 Nanded-Bengaluru Express is diverted to run via Mudkhed, Nanded, Nizamabad, and Vikarabad.

Train No. 57548 Purna-Passenger is diverted to run via Mudkhed, Nanded, Nizamabad and

The helpline numbers for information regarding the movement of various trains on the route are: Hyderabad- 040-23200865, Parli - 02446-223540, Vikarabad - 08416-252013, Bidar - 08482-226329, Aurangabad - 02402342034 and Bhalki - 084842622209, 07899930073.

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First Published: Fri, April 21 2017. 09:42 IST
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