A major accident was averted at Bijnor station on Sunday at around 4:30 am when four coaches of a goods train derailed form track during shunting. As a result, the Gajraula-Bijnor-Najibabad track remained blocked for five hours.
The train, which carries fertilizer from Saharnpur to Bijnor, was scheduled to return to Saharanpur at 2:30 pm on Sunday. The technical team of the railway department reached the spot around 7:55 am to clear the track, which took at least five hours. The coaches were rerailed by 9:35 am.
After the derailment, the Najibabad-Moradabad train, which was to reach Bijnor at around 4:30 am, was cancelled. Three other trains, including the Chandigarh express, were also affected and delayed for hours. Read More
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