Seven coaches of the Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express derailed near Titwala station which is a small town in Maharashtra’s Kalyan.
“No casualties, no injuries have been reported as of now. The derailment has happened between Asangaon and Vasind station of the 12290 Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express. The engine and seven coaches have derailed,” a statement from Central Railway’s Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO), Sunil Udasi.
He also said, “Senior officers including the GM immediately left for the site – within 15 minutes of receiving the information. The doctors have reached the site. We have made elaborate arrangements with the help of the state government to ply passengers through buses from the accident sites to the CSMT”.
“The local services are normal. Only the suburban services between Kalyan and Kasara have been affected,” he added.
This is the third incident of train derailment within 10 days.
On 19th August, more than 22 people lost their lives and over 200 people were injured when thirteen coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express ran off tracks near Khatauli, about 100 km from New Delhi.
On 23rd August, several passengers got injured as the Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Express derailed near Auraiya in Uttar Pradesh.
Hours after the Kaifiyat Express derailment, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu offered to resign. However, he was asked to wait by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In a series of emotional tweets, Prabhu said he was “extremely pained” by the derailments in Uttar Pradesh.
“In less than three years as Minister, I have devoted my blood and sweat for the betterment of the Railways. Under the leadership of PM, tried to overcome decades of neglect through systemic reforms in all areas leading to unprecedented investment and milestones,” he said.