Kolkata, September 17: Three wagons of an empty goods train derailed near Dhupguri in Jalpaiguri district at 3:30 pm on Sunday, however, no one was injured in the incident, reported news agency ANI. Currently, a crane is at the site and the wagons will be re-railed soon. The reason for the train going off the track has to be ascertained.

The CPRO of North East Frontier Railway said despite hen incident the trains are running unhampered.

This is the fifth derailment in the month of September.

  • September 9: An empty bogie of Sealdah Express derailed t the Jammu railway station while it was being brought to the platform from the washing area. No one was injured in the incident.

Three trains went off the track on September 7:

  1. Six wagons of a goods train derailed near Khandala, Maharashtra. No one was injured in the incident but this led to the cancellation of 10 trains and diversion of three.
  2. Engine and Power car of Rajdhani Express derailed at Shivaji Bridge in the national capital.
  3. Seven coaches of Shaktipunj Express derailed in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh. No one was injured in the incident as the train had maintained a low speed, said Anil Saxena, a railway ministry spokesperson.

A report of Economic Times mentioned that the Railway Ministry under Piyush Goyal will soon start a track renewal exercise with an aim to cut down on train derailments. The Railway Board has been instructed to scan those tracks that have completed their lifespan or the tracks that are heavily loaded. Almost 2,000 km of track would be renewed by the end of the year, ET report suggests.