Bhubaneswar: Panic gripped passengers when a bogey of Howrah-Puri Dhauli Express derailed between Bhogapur and Pansakura near Kharagpur on Tuesday morning.
According to reports, the Puri-bound Dhauli Express was on its way from Howrah when one of the bogies jumped off the tracks between Bhogapur and Pansakura.
There were 85 passengers in the bogey. However, there has been no loss of life.
Giving details to the media over phone, senior Public Relations Officer of East Coast Railway (ECoR) Nirakar Das said the incident took place around 7.08 am between Bhogapur and Pansakura railway stations under the Kharagpur section of South Eastern Railway (SER) jurisdiction.
Stating that all passengers in the derailed bogey were safe, he said a relief team and a special team of senior railway officials and engineers had rushed to the spot. “Efforts are on to detach the derailed bogey from the train to allow it to leave for its destination,” Das added.
Meanwhile. the railway authorities have issued helpline numbers for the passengers and their kin.
While the Kharagpur Section has issued the helpline no-03222255897 and 03222255751, authorities of the Howrah and Balasore sections have issued the helpline no-03326377197 and 06782265767 respectively.