Goods train derails in Vrindavan, affects rail traffic between Mathura and Delhi

According to officials, 10 trains have been cancelled and two trains have been partially cancelled due to the accident

Press Trust of India January 23, 2022 09:44:56 IST
Goods train derails in Vrindavan, affects rail traffic between Mathura and Delhi

Visual of the derailed train. ANI

Mathura, UP: A goods train derailed in Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh, affecting rail traffic between Mathura and Delhi, officials said on 22 January, 2022.

Several coaches of the Ghaziabad-bound freight train derailed at 11.30 pm on 21 January, 2022, they said.

The accident took place between Bhuteshwar and Vrindavan Road stations of Mathura-Palwal section.

"Both up and down routes and the third line have been affected owing to the derailment,” Agra division railways PRO S K Srivastava said.

Train movement on the down line of Mathura-Palwal section started around 11.30pm on 22 January, 2022, while the work on clearing the other tracks continued, Shivam Sharma, CPRO of North Central Railway, said.

Over 300 men under the supervision of senior officers and engineers have been working continuously to remove the coaches, which were loaded with cement.

According to officials, 10 trains have been cancelled and two trains have been partially cancelled due to the accident. For 59 more trains, either the routes have been diverted or their timings changed, they said.

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