December 2, 2022


Seven coaches of Kannur-Bengaluru Categorical derailed between Toppuru-Sivadi ghat part in Tamil Nadu’s Dharmapuri district as boulders fell on it at round 3.50 am on Friday.

All 2,348 passengers on board have been protected, stated Aneesh Hegde, the chief public relations officer of South Western Railway, stated. No casualty or harm was reported.

SWR officers stated the divisional railway supervisor of Bengaluru-Shyam Singh, together with a divisional crew of senior officers and docs, reached the spot on an accident aid prepare (ART) at 4.45 am. A crew from Tamil Nadu’s Erode Junction additionally left for the spot on an ART.

No casualty or harm was reported. (Categorical Photograph)

“A complete of 15 buses are being organized at Toppuru for the comfort of the passengers. 5 buses are being organized on the accident web site. Water and lightweight refreshments have been organized,” he added.

SWR officers stated the divisional railway supervisor of Bengaluru-Shyam Singh, together with a divisional crew of senior officers and docs, reached the spot on an accident aid prepare (ART) at 4.45 am. (Categorical Photograph)

SWR has opened a helpdesk for passengers; Hosur 04344-222603, Bengaluru 080-22156554 and Dharmapuri 04342-232111.

“Senior officers within the Head Quarter Catastrophe Administration Cell, in Hubballi, are monitoring the scenario intently,” stated Aneesh. “Earthmoving gear has been deployed to take away the boulders and restoration is in progress.”

Following the derailment of, South Western Railways (SWR) has diverted the next trains:

Prepare No. 02677 KSR Bengaluru – Ernakulam Superfast Particular schedule departure at 06:10 hrs will likely be diverted to run by way of Baiyyappanahali, Bangarapet and Tirupattur.

Prepare No. 07236 Nagercoil Jn- KSR Bengaluru Competition Particular schedule arrival at 09:10 hrs will likely be diverted to run by way of Salem, Tirupattur, Bangarapet and KSR Bengaluru.

Prepare No. 07316 Salem – Yesvantpur Categorical Particular schedule departure at 05:30 hrs at Salem will likely be regulated and rescheduled by 03:00 hrs





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