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0123-01-2017
Bhubaneswar
DERAILMENT OF 18448 JAGDALPUR-JUNAGARH ROAD-BHUBANESWAR HIRAKHAND EXPRESS

DERAILMENT OF 18448 JAGDALPUR/JUNAGARH ROAD-BHUBANESWAR HIRAKHAND EXPRESS

ØThe 18438 Jungarh Road-Bhubaneswar Link train portion of train No. 18448 Jagdalpur-Jungarh Road-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express derailed at about 2315hrs on 21-01-2016 near Kuneru Station at about 24kms from Rayagada in Vijayanagaram district of Andhra Pradesh under Waltair Division of East Coast Railway.

ØA total no. Of 09 coaches consisting 01 (one) Guard-cum-luggage van, 02 (two) General Second Class, 04 (four) Sleeper Class, 01 (one) 2nd-cum-3rd AC coach and 01 (one) 3rd AC coaches including engine were affected due to the accident.

ØAs per the latest information death of 36 passengers has been confirmed by the Railway Doctors. 50 passengers are injured in this accident. 07 of the passengers have grievous injuries.

ØSenior Railway officials including General Manager, East Coast Railway Shri Umesh Singh and Divisional Railway Manager, Waltair Division Smt. Chandralekha Mukherjee are camping at the site to monitor the relief and rescue operations.

ØEnquiry by Commissioner Rail Safety under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt. Of India has been ordered.

ØMinister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu and Chairman, Railway Board Shri A. K. Mital alongwith other high officials of Railway Board will visit the accident site.

In view of the above accident some trains have been cancelled, short terminated and diverted.

Cancellation of trains:

·58528 Visakhapatnam-Raipur passenger leaving Visakhapatnam on 22-01-2017.

·58503 Rayagada-Visakhapatnam Passenger leaving Rayagada on 22-01-2017.

·58538 Visakhapatnam-Koraput Passenger leaving Visakhapatnam on 22-01-2017.

·18309 Sambalpur-Nanded Express leaving Sambalpur on 22-01-2017.

·58504 Visakhapatnam-Koraput Passenger leaving Visakhapatnam on 22-01-2017.

·18448/18438 Jagdalpur-Jungarh Road-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express on 22-01-2017.

·18518 Visakhapatnam-Korba Express leaving Visakhapatnam on 22-01-2017.

Short termination of trains:

Sl No.

Train No. & Name

Journey Commence on/from

Short termination at

01

57271 Vijayawada-Rayagada Passenger

21-01-2017 from Vijayawara

Visakhapatnam will run as 57272 from Visakhapatnam to Vijayawada.

02

58530 Visakhapatnam-Durg Passenger

21-01-2017 from Visakhapatnam

Donkinvalasa

03

58529 Durg-Visakhapatnam Passenger

21-01-2017 from Durg

Titilagarh will run as 58530 from Titlagarh to Durg.

04

18517 Korba-Visakhapatnam Express

21-01-2017 from Korba

Rayagada

05

58537 Koraput-Visakhapatnam Passenger

22-01-2017 from Koraput

Rayagada will run as 58538 from Rayagada to Koraput.

06

18447/18437 Bhubaneswar-Jagadapur-Jungarh Road Express

21-01-2017 from Bhubaneswar

Vizianagram

07

58527 Raipur-Visakhapatnam Passenger

22-01-2017 from Raipur

Titilagarh

Diversion of trains:

Sl No.

Train No. & Name

Journey Commence on/from

Diversion via

01

13351 Dhanbad-Allepy Express

21-01-2017 from Dhanbad

Titilagarh-Raipur-Nagpur-Ballarsah

02

18637 Hatia-Yesvantpur Express

21-01-2017 from Hatia

Titilagarh-Raipur-Nagpur-Ballarsah

03

12843 Puri-Ahmedabad Express

21-01-2017 from Puri

Visakhapatnam-Vijayawada-Nagpur-Ahmedabad

04

12375 Chennai-Asansol Express

21-01-2017 from Chennai

Khurda-Angul-Jharsuguda

05

12807 Visakhapatnam-Hazrat Nizamuddin Express

22-01-2017 from Visakhapatnam

Duvvada-Vijayawada-Nagpur

06

22847 Visakhapatnam-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express

22-01-2017 from Visakhapatnam

Duvvada-Vijayawada-Ballarsah-Nagpur

07

18310 Nanded-Sambalpur Express

21-01-2017 from Nanded

Khurda Road-Angul

08

12808 Hazrat Nizamuddin-Visakhapatnam Express

21-01-2017 from Hazrat Nizamuddin

Nagpur-Vijayawada-Duvvada

09

13352 Aleppy-Dhanbad Express

21-01-2017 from Aleppy

Vizianagarm-Palasa-Angul-Sambalpur

10

12844 Ahmedabad-Puri Express

21-01-2017 from Ahmedabad

Titilagarh-Sambalpur-Angul-Khurda Road-Puri.

Special Arrangements:

üOne Passenger Special with stranded passenger of 18448 Jagdalpur-Jungarah Road-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express with 13 coaches has run from Kuneru to Bhubaneswar via Rayagada-Titilagarh-Sambalpur-Angul on 22-01-2017.

ü13 Buses were provided for the relief of stranded passengers to carry them to various short distance places like Brahmapur, Bhawanipatna, etc.

 



(J. P. Mishra)
Chief Public Relations Officer




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