Three coaches of the Dadar-Puducherry Express (train number 11005) derailed at Matunga station in Mumbai on Friday night. The accident happened when Engine of CSMT-GADAG Express Dadar-Puducherry Express was hit from behind. A Central Railway official said that the incident took place at around 10.45 pm and so far no injuries have been reported.
Central Railway’s Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) Shivaji Sutar said relief vehicles have been dispatched to the spot. “We received information about derailment of three coaches of 11005 Dadar-Puducherry Express near Matunga station at 9:45 pm (April 15),” he said. There was no report of any casualties. He said that many other re-rail works including removal of coaches and repair of tracks are being expedited. The road is expected to be cleared by 12 noon today. Meanwhile, the fast line traffic between Baikla and Matunga stations has been diverted to the slow corridor. The CPRO said that the train is on the fast line at around 10:45 am (April 15). We are trying to restore 3 coaches and fast line traffic. As soon as possible, all relief trains are on the spot,” he said, adding that the cause of the accident would be known after investigation.