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Goods train derails near Alwar, disrupts Jaipur-Delhi traffic

DNA | Last Modified - May 17, 2011, 07:01 AM IST

Passengers have tough time as 4 trains diverted, 4 cancelled; NWR orders probe.
  • Goods train derails near Alwar, disrupts Jaipur-Delhi traffic
    Goods train derails near Alwar, disrupts Jaipur-Delhi traffic

    Jaipur: The Jaipur-Delhi rail route was disrupted for several hours when two wagons of a goods train derailed near Alwar railway station on Monday. However, no one was injured in the incident but eight trains were affected under the North Western Railway (NWR) section.

    The incident occurred at around 3 am on Monday when a goods train, carrying coal from Mathura to Rewari, got derailed near Tijara crossing in Alwar-Rewari section. Due to rail route disruption, four trains including Haridwar-Ajmer Holiday Special, Amritsar-Jaipur Express, Jammu Tawi-Ajmer Superfast and Haridwar-Ahmedabad Mail were diverted.

    Four other trains including Hisar-Jaipur Fast Passenger (Up and Down) and Bhiwani-Mathura (Up and Down) were cancelled between Rewari-Bandikui and Rewari-Mathura Junction routes respectively.

    Sources said goods trains started running on the Alwar track recently after the doubling work was completed and inspected by the railway authorities. Divisional Railway Manager of NWR, Jaipur, GC Budhalakoti, visited the spot to inquire about the situation and has ordered an inquiry in the incident.

    NWR officials said that the wagons were removed from the track after which it was repaired and rail traffic was restored before Shatabdi passed from the track at around 11 am. "Passengers had to face tough time due to delay and partial cancellation of the trains as they kept waiting on the platform. Long queues of commuters were seen at the inquiry office while they were trying to find out status of their trains," said an official.

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