Railways

Passenger train derails in Bidar district, one injured

BENGALURU: One person was injured after the engine and four coaches of the Aurangabad-Hyderabad passenger train derailed between Khalgapur and Bhalki stations in Bidar district in the early hours of April 21.

“The engine and four bogies of train number 57550 derailed around 1:45 AM. The injured person has been admitted to a hospital,” police said, reports PTI.

The train derailed between Kalagapur and Bhalki stations in Karnataka on the Parli-Vikarabad section of Secunderabad division, Chief Public Relations Officer of the South Central Railway M Uma Shankar Kumar said.

Restoration measures have been taken up on a war-footing. SCR’s General Manager Vinod Kumar Yadav is personally monitoring the situation and has rushed to the spot along with the officials concerned.

After detaching the derailed coaches, the remaining portion of the train, consisting of eight coaches, moved to Kalagapur railway station, Kumar said in a statement.

Special buses have been arranged to transport the passengers from Kalagapur to Bidar railway station.

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