Zee News Bureau/Ajith Vijay Kumar
New Delhi/Patna: Passengers on board the New Delhi-Kolkata Rajdhani Express had a narrow escape after the pilot engine running ahead of the prestigious train derailed in Naxal- infested Aurangabad district of Bihar.
The engine derailed after Maoists blew up a section of the rail track between Ismailpur and Gurari, near to Raiganj yesterday night.
Terming the incident as unfortunate, Rail Minister Sadananda Gowda, said, “Fortunately no casualty reported, safety has been taken as a priority.”
Arunendra Kumar,Chairman,Railway Board said, “The patrol train was run ahead of Rajdhani as precaution to the bandh called by Maoists.”
The derailment caused disruption of service on the busy route. Railway authorities expect resumption of service within hours.