Jaipur-Chennai Express derailed, major accident averted

Subscribe to Oneindia News

Jaipur, Sept 3: The engine of Jaipur-Chennai Express was derailed at the Jaipur junction on Thursday. A major accident was averted since the speed of the train was slow.

Bayana passenger train which was coming just after the Jaipur-Chennai train, was stopped mid-way which was running at it's schedule time.


According to information the Jaipur-Chennai express was had arrived at platform number 4 of the Jaipur junction at 6 am but soon after it derailed. No casualties or injuries were reported as all carriages were safe.

The main reason behind the mishap was a crack in the railway track. However, the railway in-charge denied that there was any cracks in the tracks. Due to this five wheels of the engine were derailed.

After getting information, the Railway officer in-charge reached at the accident site and the derailed engine was replaced with a new one.

Bayana passenger train on the other hand, reached the station half an hour late from its scheduled time.

The frequency of railway accidents in India has always remained a cause of concern in a country where estimated 23 million people use the service every day.  

OneIndia News

Please Wait while comments are loading...