40 Trains Diverted and 13 Cancelled After Train Derails in Hapur

The diverted trains are running via Delhi to Meerut-Aligarh route.

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One of the coaches of the Delhi-Faizabad Train that derailed on 1 May 2016. ( Courtesy: <a href="https://twitter.com/ANI_news?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor">twitter/@ANI_news</a> )

40 trains running on the busy Delhi-Moradabad route were diverted after the derailment of Delhi-Faizabad 14206 Padmavat Express on 1 May.

Nine passenger trains and four mail express trains were also cancelled till the tracks can be cleared and repaired.

The train was travelling at 90 kmph when it went off the rails in Kakather and Gadhmukteshwar in Hapur injuring over a hundred passengers. However, no serious casualties have been reported.

The tracks which were ripped apart as a result of the impact are being cleared. Operations are on to remove eight derailed coaches began on 2 May while 40 trains were diverted.

To maintain smooth flow of transport, alternative routes have been put into use.

Two coaches of the train have been re-railed while remaining six have been kept off the track. We will pick them later. The track repair work is likely to be completed by 4 p.m. The General Manager of Northern Railways is himself at the site to monitor the repair work .We have alternative route available. The diverted trains are running via Delhi to Meerut-Aligarh route.
Neeraj Sharma, Central Public Information Officer of Northern Railways

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