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Business News/ News / India/  Four coaches of Sabarmati-Agra superfast train derail in Ajmer, Rajasthan; 3-member committee formed to investigate
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Four coaches of Sabarmati-Agra superfast train derail in Ajmer, Rajasthan; 3-member committee formed to investigate

Four coaches of Sabarmati-Agra superfast train derail in Ajmer, Rajasthan. More details are awaited

Four coaches of the Sabarmati-Agra superfast train have derailed in Ajmer, Rajasthan. (Screengrab from X/ANI)Premium
Four coaches of the Sabarmati-Agra superfast train have derailed in Ajmer, Rajasthan. (Screengrab from X/ANI)

Four coaches of the Sabarmati-Agra superfast train have derailed in Ajmer, Rajasthan. More details are awaited.

“Vehicle number 12548, going from Sabarmati to Agra, derailed near the home signal in Ajmer's Madar today. Four general coaches and the engine of the train had derailed. Railway officials reached the accident site. There has been no loss of life in this incident. However, those who suffered minor injuries were soon taken to the nearby hospitals," PTI quoted North Western Railways CPRO Shashi Kiran as saying.

The NWR has set up a helpdesk at the Ajmer station and also released a helpline number -- 0145-2429642 -- for relatives of the passengers travelling on the train, the official said.

"Six trains have been cancelled and two trains have been diverted to other routes," Kiran said.

A help desk has been set up by the railways at Ajmer station and helpline number 0145-2429642 has been issued, ANI reported.

Due to the accident, rail traffic has been affected on the line.

Train No. 19736, going from Marwar to Jaipur, has been cancelled.

Train number 12915, Sabarmati to Delhi rail service route, has been diverted along with Train No. 17020 from Hyderabad to Hisar.

"No serious injuries have been reported. There was no signal or technical failure. Two routes have been started. A three-member committee has been formed to investigate. The officers will investigate considering all the facts," ANI quoted "Ajmer Railway DRM Rajeev Dhankar as saying.

Sabarmati-Agra Superfast Express

The Sabarmati-Agra Superfast Express runs four days a week. It leaves Sabarmati Broad Gauge (BG) station on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 4:55 PM and reaches Agra Cantt on the following day at 7:15 AM. 

The train is scheduled to reach Ajmer Junction at 00:40 AM, halt for 10 minutes and leave at 00:50 AM. It covers three states: Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

(This is a developing story. Check back for more details.)

 

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Published: 18 Mar 2024, 08:23 AM IST
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