Pune: Rail traffic at the Pune railway station on Tuesday was disrupted following derailment of the Nagpur–Mumbai Duronto Express. As a result, four trains were diverted via Pune while four trains were cancelled. Around 13 trains between Pune and Mumbai, including Deccan Queen and Sinhagad Express, both Up and Downs, are cancelled on Wednesday, said railway officials.
Many trains were cancelled on Tuesday. These cancelled trains included three trains going to Mumbai from Pune, namely Deccan Express (11008), which was to depart at 3.30 pm; Indrayani Express (22106) scheduled to depart at 6.25 pm and Intercity Express, which was to leave Pune station at 5.55 pm.
Similarly, Pune-Bhusaval Express, which was scheduled to leave Pune at 11.35 am for Bhusaval was cancelled after reports of the Duronto derailment came in.
Besides, four express trains, which do not ply through Pune, were rerouted via the city owing to disruptions caused by the Duronto derailment, officials said.
The Ferozepur-Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai–Punjab Mail (12138) was re-routed via Manmad-Daund-Pune-Karjat-Kalyan-CSTM.
The usual route for the train is Manmad-Nashik-Deolali-Igatpuri-Kalyan-CSTM. Similarly, the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus–Darbhanga Pawan Express (11061) was routed via LTT-Kalyan-Lonavla-Pune-Daund-Manmad instead of its usual route of Kalyan-Kasara-Igatpuri-Nashik Road-Manmad.
Also, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus–Tatanagar Antyodaya Express (22885) was re-routed through LTT-Kalyan-Lonavla-Pune-Daund-Manmad instead of its usual route of Kalyan-Kasara-Igatpuri-Bhusaval.
The fourth train to be routed through Pune was Howrah-Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai Mail (12321), which took a detour through Manmad-Daund-Pune-Karjat-Kalyan instead of usual route of Manmad-Nashik-Deolali-Igatpuri-Kalyan. Officials said those who had booked tickets for cancelled trains would get a refund. “Those who had booked online ticket would get a refund automatically while others who bought tickets from counters will have to visit the counters to collect the refund,” officials with Pune Division said.
Around 6.35 am on Tuesday, nine coaches and the engine of Nagpur–Mumbai Duronto Express derailed near the Titwala station. No injuries were reported, officials said.