Jagatsinghpur: Early this morning at around 6 am, as many as 14 wagons of a goods train derailed near Banabihari Gwalipur railway station in Jagatsinghpur district of Odisha. Till time no casualty has been reported.
The freight train carrying coal was on its way to Cuttack from Paradip.
ECoR General Manager Umesh Singh has ordered their Khurda Road Division to enquir and submit a detailed report.
DRM, Khurda Road Braj Mohan Agarwal reached the site and inspected the damage to the wagons and the track. Officers from Khurda Road Division too rushed the accident site.
This reporter is told by the railway officials that they plan to throw away 12 of the 14 derailed wagons as they are beyond restoration. However, 2 of the said 14 wagons shall be re-railed on the track. It is also said that the railway track can be expected to be restored for use by tomorrow.