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Rajasthan Incident: Sabarmati-Agra Express Derails, Multiple Train Cancellations, and Route Adjustments

The Sabarmati-Agra Superfast Express derailed near Rajasthan's Madar station, disrupting rail services. Six trains were canceled, and two routes were altered. Despite the severity, no passengers were injured. Railway administration promptly responded, rerouting affected trains and ensuring passenger safety.

Rajasthan Incident: Sabarmati-Agra Express Derails, Multiple Train Cancellations, and Route Adjustments Image Source

The derailment of the Sabarmati-Agra Superfast Express near Rajasthan's Madar station on Sunday night created a significant disruption in the region's rail services. The incident occurred around 1 am while the train was en route from Sabarmati to Agra Cantt via Ajmer, leading to extensive damage to the tracks. As a result of the derailment, several trains had to be canceled, and routes were altered to manage the situation effectively.

The impact of the derailment reverberated across the railway network, prompting authorities to take immediate action to address the aftermath. Railways swiftly responded by canceling six trains scheduled to operate on the affected route. These cancellations included Train No. 12065 from Ajmer to Delhi Sarai Rohilla, Train No. 22987 from Ajmer to Agra Fort, Train No. 09605 from Ajmer to Gangapur City, Train No. 09639 from Ajmer to Rewari, Train No. 19735 from Jaipur to Marwar, and Train No. 19736 from Marwar to Jaipur, all slated for March 18. Additionally, two other trains, Train No. 12915 from Sabarmati to Delhi and Train No. 17020 from Hyderabad to Hisar, had their routes modified to mitigate the disruption.

The severity of the incident prompted railway authorities to mobilize repair efforts promptly. Repair crews were dispatched to the site to assess and address the damage to the tracks, to restore normal rail operations as soon as possible. Despite the logistical challenges posed by the derailment, railway officials remained committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of passengers. Fortunately, there were no reports of injuries among passengers aboard the Sabarmati-Agra Superfast Express or any of the affected trains.

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In response to the incident, the railway administration established a dedicated help desk number to provide assistance and support to affected passengers. Furthermore, immediate measures were taken to clear the tracks and facilitate the movement of trains in the region. A coordinated effort involving railway personnel and support teams enabled the timely removal of damaged coaches and the safe return of the train to Ajmer station with the assistance of an additional engine.

As the railway authorities continue their efforts to address the aftermath of the derailment, restoring normalcy to rail services remains a top priority. The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of vigilance and preparedness in ensuring the safety and efficiency of the railway network, particularly in the face of unforeseen challenges and disruptions.

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