Mumbai: A Rajdhani Express train travelling from Delhi to Goa derailed inside a tunnel in Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri district on Saturday morning. An official said there was no report of injury to any passenger. A boulder had fallen on the tracks, which led to the derailment, the official said.Also Read - Over 36 Passengers Dead, 72 Others Injured After Train Derails in Eastern Taiwan
The train – 02414 – was from Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station going to Madgaon in Goa when it derailed inside Karbude tunnel, approximately 325 km from Mumbai, around 4.15 am, said a spokesperson of the Konkan Railway, which operates the route. Also Read - Two Coaches of Jaynagar-Amritsar Express Derail in Lucknow
“The front wheel of the locomotive of Rajdhani superfast train derailed in Karbude tunnel located between Ukshi and Bhoke stations in Ratnagiri region of the Konkan Railway,” the official said.
A rail maintenance vehicle (RMV) has reached the site and an accident relief medical van (ARMV) having re-railing equipment has left for the site from Ratnagiri for the restoration work.
“Konkan Railway officials have also rushed to the site to clear the line,” he said.
The Konkan Railway operates 756 km-long route between Roha near Mumbai and Thokur near Mangalore. This route, which is spread across three states – Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka – is one of the challenging terrains with many rivers, gorges and mountains.
(With inputs from PTI)