By SUNIL Sonkar
Kolkata, August 30 — Engine of Howrah-Delhi Rajdhani Express derailed at Baruipara station in Hooghly district Monday morning. Passengers were, however, escaped unhurt.
The train was at a slow speed while passing the station when two of front wheels of the engine jumped the tracks at around 9:15 am, said Samir Goswami, CPRO of Eastern Railway.
No other coaches were derailed or affected due to the derailment of the engine.
Goswami said, “Since none of the coaches were affected there was no casualty or injury… Prima facie 300 pandoral clips on the tracks were found removed, therefore we are not ruling out sabotage.”
Ambarish Mukherjee, Easter Railways chief operations manager, immediately took charge of the situation after the derailment. He was on the train said CPRO.
From Howrah a EMU rake was sent to bring the stranded passengers of the affected train to the terminus.