Duronto Express from Nagpur to Mumbai got derailed on Tuesday near Asangaon in Maharashtra at around 8:30 am. The railways officials informed about no casualties so far. As per the reports, a rescue team has reached from Kalyan as nine coaches of Duronto express Nagpur-Mumbai 12290 derailed.
The derailment took place just after the Delhi -bound Kaifiyat Express derailed in Auraiya District on August 23 injuring 81 people making it a second big accident in the same week. On August 9, Kalinga Utkal Express also got derailed in Muzaffarnagar which killed 22 people. The Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu took all the responsibility and also decided to resign but our honorable Prime Minister asked him to wait.
If we look for the reasons of its derailment, then it is suspected that due to heavy rains the tracks got washed away since there has been long spell of torrential rains since the past few days. As the train coaches got derailed, the super expert driver of the train did an excellent job by applying emergency breaks and saving many lives. The chairman of the Railway Board confirmed that no passengers were injured in the incident and buses have been arranged to take the passengers to Mumbai. Four trains had to be diverted due to the incident via Kalyan-Lonavala-Pune-Daund-Manmad. Five buses reached the spot within minutes to carry the stranded passengers.
As soon as the incident took place, the railway authorities provided a helpline booth near Deputy station superintendent’s office near Platform Number 1 at Nagpur stations. Also some of the railways helpline numbers have also been released namely, Thane: 25334840, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus: 22694040, Kalyan: 2311499, Dadar: 24114836, Nagpur: 2564342