Samaleswari Express mishap: Three trains cancelled, one diverted  


Bhubaneswar: The railways cancelled three trains partially and diverted one train, three Railway officials were killed as engine and front Guard-cum-Luggage Van Coach of 18005 Howrah-Jagadalpur Samaleswari Express rammed into a maintenance engine between Singapur Road and Keutguda in Rayagada-Koraput Railway Section at 4.30 am on Tuesday.

According to an East Coast Railway (ECoR) communiqué, 18448 Jagadalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express from Jagadalpur on 25th June will run on diverted route via Koraput-Kottavalasa-Vizianagaram route bypassing Koraput-Rayagada-Vizianagaram Section.

Three trains were also cancelled partially.

“Jagadalpur-Rourkela Express (18108) from Jagadalpur today will run up to Laxmipur Road and will run as a passenger special from Laxmipur to Jagadalpur,” it said.

58301/58302 Sambalpur-Koraput-Sambalpur Passenger from Sambalpur on 25th & from Koraput on 26th June, 2019 will run between Sambalpur and Rayagada and will remain cancelled between Rayagada and Koraput from both the directions, it added.

18005/18006 Howrah-Jagadalpur-Howrah Samaleswari Express from Howrah on 24th and from Jagadalpur on 26th June, 2019 will run between Rayagada & Howrah and remain cancelled between Rayagada & Jagadalpur from both the directions, it also said.


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