Kanniyakumari Bangalore City Express derails near Patchur, 50 hurt

Updated by admin on Friday, February 05, 2016 09:24 AM IST

Bangalore: Train No.16525 Kanniyakumari – Bangalore City Express train derailed between Somanayakkanpatti – Patchur at around 0415 hrs. on February 5, Southern Railway has said. At least 50 persons are said to have sustained injuries. The accident occurred in the Bangalore Railway Division. 11 trains including services between Chennai and Bangalore have been cancelled, railway authorities said.
For the assistance of families of passengers, the following Help line numbers  are provided by Southern Railway.
MADURAI - 0452-2308250
SALEM  - 0427-2431947
TRICHUR - 0487-2430060
PALAKKAD - 0491-2555231 / 0491-2556198.

On 05.02.2016 the Train No.16525 Kanyakumari – Bangalore city Express Derailed at Km 223/14-16 between Somanakkanpatti and Patchur stations of Bangalore Division.  The following Trains are cancelled on 05.02.2016.

Sl NO Train No Cancelled on
1 22625- Chennai Central – Bangalore, Double Decker Exp 05.02.2016
2 22626- Bangalore – Chennai Central, Double Decker Exp 05.02.2016
3 12639- Chennai-Bangalore Brindavan Express 05.02.2016
4 12640- Bangalore – Chennai  Brindavan Express 05.02.2016
5 12609- Chennai Central – Bangalore, Lalbaugh Exp 05.02.2016
6 12610-  Bangalore – Chennai Central  Express 05.02.2016
7 12607- Chennai Central- Bangalore Express 05.02.2016
8 12608 – Bangalore – Chennai Central , Lalbaugh Exp 05.02.2016
9 56262- Bangalore – Arakkonam, Passenger. 05.02.2016
10 16519 – Jolarpettai- Bangalore Exp 05.02.2016
11 56261- Arakkonam – Bangalore Passenger on 06.02.2016
                                                            Partially Cancelled Trains
Train 12007- Chennai – Mysore Shadabdi Express partially cancelled between Jolarpettai – Mysore on05.02.2016.
Train No 12008 – Mysore Shadabdi Express  partially cancelled between Mysore – Jolarpettai on05.02.2016.
Train No.16614 Coimbatore - Rajkot  Jn, Exp scheduled to leave Coimbatore at 23.30 on 04.02.2016 is diverted via Tirupattur, Jolarpettai, Katpadi & Renigunta.
Eleven coaches of a Bengaluru- bound train derailed today, leaving several people injured and affecting rail traffic.

According to a railway spokesperson in Delhi, eleven coaches of the Kanyakumari-Bangalore city express derailed between Somanayakanpatti and Patchur in Tamil Nadu.

However, local police said that no casualty has been reported in the incident.

The railway spokesperson said that the injured have been moved to nearby hospitals while senior officials have rushed to the site of the derailment at Natrampalli, about 140km from Bangalore.

Police said that arrangements are being made to transport the passengers to Bengaluru.

According to sources, the derailment occurred due to suspected rail fracture but the railway spokesperson said that the cause behind the incident is yet to be ascertained.

Meanwhile, railways announced complete or partial cancellation of about 15 services, including the Chennai- Bangalore double decker express.

Railways have also operationalised helpline numbers following the incident, the spokesperson said, adding that further details are awaited.


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