Coming out as the 7th rail derailment in the last 16 days, a coach of Sealdah Express derailed at the Jammu railway station on Saturday. The reports claimed that the derailed coaches were empty and no one was injured.
Five empty coaches of Jammu to Kolkata Sealdah express derailed at Jammu Railway Station’s washing bay last night.
The train was being brought to a platform from its washing area as it was scheduled to departure just half-an-hour after the incident occurred.
Commenting on the derailment, a police officer said that the cause behind the incident is still being ascertained.
Five empty coaches of Jammu to Kolkata Sealdah express derailed at Jammu Railway Station's washing bay last night; no casualties. pic.twitter.com/7xnbWIpjeS
— ANI (@ANI) September 10, 2017
Sources from the Railway station claim that the condition of the station is deteriorating with tracks and other amenities needing a quick check-up by the concerned authorities.
The Saturday’s train derailment has again put the railway authorities at the docks as last Thursday, two wagons of a goods train derailed near Khandala in Maharashtra around 3:55 PM.
On the same day, Thursday, two more derailments had taken place where the first derailment took place in the national capital region while the other in Uttar Pradesh’s Sonbhadra area.
The engine and the power car of the Ranchi-Delhi Rajdhani Express had derailed near Minto Bridge as it was approaching the Delhi station.
Following the back to back incidents of derailments under Suresh Prabhu’s rule, in the major cabinet shuffle, BJP shifted Prabhu from Ministry of Railways to Commerce after which, the Power minister, Piyush Goyal was made the head of the Railways of Ministry.