Derailment disrupts Konkan Railway service

PTI, PANAJI | 14 April 2014 21:03 IST

A goods train derailed at Ukashi near Nivsar station in Maharashtra this morning, disrupting traffic on the Konkan Railway route.

The goods train derailed in the morning and the work to clear it has been going on at a war footing, a spokesman of the Konkan Railway Corporation Limited said.

Four bogies have derailed and it may take more than 10 hours to restore the traffic on this route, he said.

The restoration work has become difficult as the goods train derailed in the tunnel between Sangameshwar and Nivsar, he said.

Ukashi, situated 19 kms away from Ratnagiri, is the only railway station in India to have part of its platform in the tunnel.

Trains like Dadar Sawantwadi passenger, Janashatabdi Mail, Duronto Express and Rajdhani Express have been regulated at different stations, he said.

Earlier this month, tremors measuring 3.2 on Richter scale were recorded on the same sector, officials said.

The quake was reported to the station masters of Kamathe, Savarda, Ukashi and Sangameshwar stations.

The officials had inspected all the engineering structures in the concerned stations including track, cuttings, tunnels and bridges and certified it to be safe.

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