New Delhi: Nearly twenty bogies of a goods train carrying coal got derailed near Mughalsarai in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday night causing a major hold-up on the arterial Delhi-Howrah rail route. The incident took place on the Gaya-Mughalsarai section at around 9 pm.
While no casualties have been reported, three railway lines are said to be badly affected. All trains on the Delhi-Howrah route have been halted. These include the Bhubaneswar, Howrah and Guwahati Rajdhanis, the Bombay Mail, the Budh Poornima Express and the Chambal Express. A total of 49 trains have been diverted, while 28 trains have been cancelled.
Emergency crew and Railway officials, meanwhile, have reached the site, that is around 40 km from Mughalsarai.
All trains, including the Bhubaneswar, Howrah and Guwahati Rajdhanis, on the Delhi-Howrah route have been halted.