MUMBAI: Peak hour office travel by suburban trains has been badly hit for those staying beyond Kalyan as an engine plus nine coaches of Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express derailed early morning on Tuesday.
It has also resulted in delays of other trains arriving from Nagpur and Nashik, reports The Times of India.
The Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto derailed between Vasind and Asangaon stations at 6.30 AM.
While the exact cause of the derailment is not yet clear, sources said it is suspected that the derailment occurred due to landslide due to heavy rains in the Kasara Ghats section since the past three days.
Officials, however, said the actual cause will be ascertained after an inquiry.
“The cause of the derailment is a sudden landslide which occurred due to heavy rains,” said a senior CR official. “The engine driver did excellent job of applying emergency breaks. As far as preliminary inquiry is concerned, we have not come across any major injuries. The stranded passengers are being shifted to destination by buses and taxis.”