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Rajdhani Express derails near Ratnagiri; all passengers safe

Goa-bound Rajdhani Express from Hazrat Nizamuddin derailed inside a tunnel in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra early on Saturday, June 26, 2021, however there was no report of harm to any passenger, an official mentioned.

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The prepare  (02414) was going to Madgaon in Goa when it derailed inside Karbude tunnel, roughly 325 km from Mumbai, round 4.15 am, a spokesperson of the Konkan Railway, which operates the route, mentioned.

A boulder had fallen on the tracks, which led to the derailment, he mentioned.

“The front wheel of the locomotive of Rajdhani superfast train derailed in Karbude tunnel located between Ukshi and Bhoke stations in Ratnagiri region of the Konkan Railway,” the official mentioned.

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A rail upkeep car (RMV) has reached the location and an accident aid medical van (ARMV) having re-railing gear has left for the location from Ratnagiri for the restoration work.

“Konkan Railway officials have also rushed to the site to clear the line,” he mentioned.

The Konkan Railway operates 756 km-long route between Roha near Mumbai and Thokur near Mangalore. This route, which is unfold throughout three states – Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka – is without doubt one of the difficult terrains with many rivers, gorges and mountains.

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