Five coaches of a Mumbai suburban train got derailed on Thursday morning at 5.53 am. The Kurla-Ambernath local went off the track between the Kalyan and Vitthalwadi stations, though no one was injured or killed. Services on the Kalyan-Karjat route were suspended, Central Railway tweeted.
The Pune Deccan Queen and Pune Intercity Express were suspended following the incident. Several Express trains, including the Pune Deccan Express and Sinhagad Express were diverted. Central Railway said restoration work at the derailment site “is in full wing”. It also said the local municipal corporation has been requested to run extra buses between Kalyan and Ambernath.
This comes a day after 15 coaches of the Ajmer-Sealdah Express got derailed near Kanpur, injuring more than 50 passengers. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu promised assistance to those injured, and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announced compensation of Rs 50,000 for those who have been severely injured, and Rs 25,000 for those with minor injuries. On November 20, 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna Express got derailed, leaving more than 150 people dead and more than 200 injured.