Jammu Rajdhani Express coach derails at New Delhi Railway Station, no casualties reported


On a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to lay the foundation stone of his dreamed-up project of bullet trains in Ahmedabad with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, a Rajdhani Express train derailed in New Delhi on Thursday morning.

According to railway officials, the incident occurred around 6.02am today when the last coach of 12426 Jammu-New Delhi Rajdhani Express derailed at the New Delhi railway station.

The spokesman for the northern railroad reported that the train was running at a speed of 15 kilometers per hour at the time of the accident.

“Fortunately, no passenger suffered any injuries. We are trying to find out the reasons for the accident,” he added.

This is the third derailment incident since Piyush Goyal took office as the Union’s new railroad minister earlier this month. Last week, Delhi-bound Ranchi-Delhi Rajdhani Express derailed near the Minto bridge in New Delhi and seven buses of the Shaktipunj Express had derailed in Uttar Pradesh.