Mangala Express derails near Nashik; 4 feared dead
Four passengers were feared killed and several others injured when ten coaches of Mangala Express derailed at Ghoti near Igatpuri in Nashik district this morning.
The mishap took place at around 6.20 am today when 12618 Nizamuddin-Ernakulam Lakshadeep Mangala Express train was passing through the Ghoti-Igatpuri section near Nashik of the Central Railway, a Central Railway spokesperson said in Mumbai.
In all 10 coaches i.e S-8, S-9, S-10, S-11, B-1, B-2, B-3, A-1, GS1, SLR of the train derailed at kms 143/2 at Ghoti near Igatpuri Station.
The cause of the accident is not yet known, he said. According to rural police, four passengers were feared dead and several others injured in the derailment. The injured have been rushed to Ghoti, Kasara and Nashik civil hospitals, while rescue operations were in progress, police added.
One Special Train with 22 coaches consisting of one AC 2-Tier, One 3-tier AC, 13 Sleeper Class, 5 General Second Class and 2 General Second Class cum Guards Brake Van has left Lokmanya Tilak Terminus towards Igatpuri and will run as 12618 Mangala Express Special from Igatpuri to Ernakulam carrying the passengers towards their destination.
Ten buses carried the passengers from the derailed site to Igatpuri station. A medical relief van has already reached Ghoti.
Senior Railway Officials including General Manager, Central Railway has immediately rushed to the site to monitor the relief operations. Sources said that this was the status until 10.30 am and more details would follow soon.
The following Helpline Numbers have been activated for the convenience of the passenger’s relatives and public:
KALYAN 0251- 2311499
NEW DELHI 011-23341074 / 011-23342954
HAZRAT NIZAMUDDIN 011-24359748
Several long distance trains have been cancelled and short terminated following the derailment near Igatpuri. Following the mishap, rail-traffic on the up side was affected, forcing railway authorities to cancel various trains.
Repercussion due to the Derailment:
CANCELLATION OF DOWN TRAINS
22101 LTT –Manmad Rajyarani Express
12109 CSTM – Manmad Panchavati Express
51153 CSTM – Bhusawal Passenger
CANCELLATION OF UP TRAINS
22102 Manmad – LTT Rajyarani Express at Nasik Station
12110 Manmad – CSTM Panchavati Express at
51154 Bhusawal – CSTM Passenger.
17618 Nanded – CSTM Tapovan Express.
TERMINATION OF TRAIN
17617 CSTM – Nanded Tapovan Express at Kalyan.
TRAINS DIVERTED – DOWN DIRECTION
12859 CSTM – Howrah Gitanjali Express via Kalyan-Pune-Daund-Manmad
15017 LTT – Varanasi Kashi Express via Kalyan-Pune-Daund-Manmad
12534 CST – Lucknow Pushpak Express via Kalyan-Pune-Daund-Manmad
15647 LTT – Guwahati Express via Vasai Road-Jalgaon
12165 LTT – Varanasi Ratnagiri Express via Kalyan-Pune-Daund-Manmad.
TRAINS DIVERTED – UP DIRECTION
13201 Rajendranagar – LTT Express via Manmad-Daund-Pune-Kalyan
12140 Nagpur – CSTM Sewagram Express via Manmad-Daund-Pune-Kalyan
01014 Nagpur – CSTM Special via Manmad-Daund-Pune-Kalyan
18609 Ranchi – LTT Express via Manmad-Daund-Pune-Kalyan
12321 Howrah –CSTM Express via Manmad-Daund-Pune-Kalyan
12880 Bhubaneshwar – LTT Express via Manmad-Daund-Pune-Kalyan
(With inputs from Shashank Rao)