Three coaches of the Dadar-Puducherry Specific (Prepare no 11005) derailed close to Matunga station in Mumbai on Friday evening after the engine of the CSMT-Gadag Specific dashed it from the rear aspect, a Central Railway official mentioned. To this point there have been no stories of anybody getting injured within the incident which befell round 9.45 pm.
The incident befell a day earlier than the 169th anniversary of the primary run of a passenger prepare in India. The Dadar-Puducherry Chalukya Specific was getting into on DOWN quick line from platform 7 of the Dadar Terminus, when the CSMT-Gadag Specific, which departed round 9.30 pm, dashed it from the rear aspect on a crossing, the official mentioned. A video of the incident which went viral on social media confirmed that the coaches of the 2 categorical trains brushed in opposition to one another earlier than the derailment. Some passengers can be heard alerting one another whereas this occurs.
Shivaji Sutar, chief spokesperson of Central Railway, mentioned that reduction trains had been despatched to the positioning. The site visitors on the Up and Down gradual line, which was suspended for a while for security causes, had been restored, he added.
Quaiser Khalid, commissioner, Authorities Railway Police, mentioned in a tweet that there was a “minor collision” between the 2 down trains and the Puducherry Specific was being evacuated. This was the second derailment on the Central Railway part this month. Earlier, the Lokmanya Tilak-Jaynagar Specific (Pawan Specific) had derailed close to Nashik in Maharashtra on April 3, 2022. The incident befell a day earlier than the 169th anniversary of railway in India. The primary passenger prepare in India (and Asia) ran between Mumbai and Thane on April 16, 1853. The Indian Railway, thus enters into its one hundred and seventieth 12 months of service from Saturday.