Derailed Yasvantpur – Howrah Express Restored, High Level Inquiry Ordered

Bhubaneswar: The Yasvantpur – Howrah Duranto Express which had derailed today near Haridaspur has left towards its destiation and the restoration work of the line completed, the East Coast Railway stated.

“The 12246 YASVANTPUR – HOWRAH Duranto Express departed from Haridaspur Station at 2:30 pm and rerailment completed at 2:35. A high level enquiry is set up to ascertain the cause of the derailment,” the ECoR stated.

Two front wheels of high capacity parcel van of the YASVANTPUR – HOWRAH Duranto Express had derailed while passing through Haridaspur Railway Station Yard at 11:14 am on Friday. The affected coach was next to the train’s Engine.

No one was injureed in the incident and the passenger coaches were connected with another engine and sent to the destination. The incident will not affect the movement of train services of Kharagpur – Bhubaneswar mainline, the ECoR stated.

The restoration of the affected coaches will be done with immediate effect. Divisional Railway Manager, Khurda Road with high level Officers team with ART reached the spot for rerailment of the affected Parcel Van.