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Kalindi Express collides with goods train near Tundla in UP, no casualties reported

India TV News Desk Tundla 20 Feb 2017, 8:50:43 AM IST
India TV News Desk

Bhiwani bound Kalindi Express (14723) met with an accident in the wee hours today near Tundla in Uttar Pradesh. According to reports, the train derailed after it collided with a goods train en route to Delhi. 

Initial reports suggest that the accident took place at around 1:40 am when the train had left Tundla station. No casualties have been reported in the mishap so far.

The engine and the first general coach of the train, which runs from Kanpur Central to Bhiwani Junction in Haryana, derailed in the incident. The train left for its destination at 5:20 am, the Ministry of Railways said in a tweet.

Meanwhile, the accident has affected train traffic on Delhi-Howrah route.

“Tundla-Ghaziabad main rail track up and DN blocked, DN trains are diverted via Ghaziabad, Lucknow and up train diverted via Agra,” the Ministry of Railways said in another tweet.

The Indian Railways has issued helpline numbers for those seeking information – 

Help line no. Tundla 05612 - 220337 , 220338 ,220339, 1072 | Hathras 05722 – 1072 | Kanpur 0512 - 2323016, 2323015, 2323018