New Delhi, 30 January: Citing fragile infrastructure of Railways, the primary report says a crack in the tracks caused the derailment of eight coaches of Mahakaushal Express near Mahoba station in Uttar Pradesh today.
Minister of state for Railways Manoj Sinha said on Thursday said “according to the Divisional Railway Manager, prima facie fresh weld failure on left side caused the derailment.”
Fresh weld is basically a crack that is developed suddenly and thus could not be detected earlier.
Sinha was here attending a function when he revealed this information. According to UP ADG (Law and Order) Daljit Chaudhary, as much as 52 passengers were injured in the train tragedy while Sinha said 21 were injured, including one seriously.
The derailment took place near Mahoba station in Uttar Pradesh.
The DRM of Jhansi Division and General Manager of North Central Railway have rushed to the site after the accident to supervise the rescue and relief operations.
Eight bogies of the Jabalpur-Nizamuddin Mahakaushal Express had derailed early today in Mahoba district of Uttar Pradesh.