Hours after 13 coaches of Patna-Vasco Da Gama express derailed near Manikpur in Uttar Pradesh, 14 wagons of a goods train carrying coal also derailed in Odisha’s Khurda Road, an official said.
Indian Railways, the country’s largest freight mover, has started exploring a design change in its rolling stock to see if coal and other minerals can be carried in covered wagons instead of open ones to prevent coal dust from flying into the environment and also to expand the use of wagons.
Two wagons of a goods train jumped off the track near Surgaon-Banjari station on Itarsi- Khandwa section of Bhopal railway division today, disrupting rail traffic.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today reached out to private players for the creation of new design wagons to cater to market demands.
Three wagons of a goods train derailed today morning near a bridge on the Utangan river in Bah area of Agra district.
The Indian Railways will use radio-frequency identification tags (RFID) for tracking of wagons, coaches and locomotives to ensure effective and transparent functioning.
According to the sources, the goods train got derailed at 12.30 am near Gulbarha in Wadi solar section, which affected movement of 12 trains on the affected Solapur Wadi division.