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Delhi-Mumbai train traffic hit after derailment

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 13:40

Agra: Several trains on the busy Delhi-Mumbai corridor were delayed for several hours Wednesday when a goods train derailed at the Jadui station near here.

Five bogies of the goods train derailed at 4.45 am at Jadui station, 30 km from Agra, in Jhansi division, officials said. Amongst the trains held up were the Rajdhani, Shatabdi Express, Chhattisgarh Express, Punjab Mail, and Taj Express.

"As soon as we got the information, senior officials rushed to the site and got the downline started. The Rajdhani and the Shatabdi were the first to move out around 11.30 am; a few trains were diverted via Mathura," said a railways official.

"It is a very important trunk route connecting the whole of south and west. Our priority is to get the track in order at the soonest," added another official.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 13:40
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