Train Services Affected After Girders Of ROB Collapses In Odisha

Balasore: Movement of trains was affected in Bhadrak-Kharagpur Railway Section under Kharagpur Railway Division of South Eastern Railway after a girder of an under-construction railway over bridge (RoB) fell on track at Sobharampur in the district today.

However, no one was injured in the mishap which took place at around 11.30 AM. Eyewitnesses said that one of the six girders used for the RoB fell down snapping a live electric wire. “One of the girders came crashing down and subsequently other girders also started to bend,” said a local.

Senior railway officials rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation. “Overhead wire (OHE) for electrification was badly affected in the section and the restoration will start after clearing of fallen girders. We gave also deployed cranes to lift the girders from the tracks. We are also planning to start train movement on the section through diesel engines,” said a railway official.

After the mishap several trains were cancelled, diverted, partially cancelled and controlled enroute as per the following –

Diversion of Trains:
1. 22811 Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express via Jakhpura-Jaroli-Adra
2. 12551 Yeshvantpur-Kamakhya Express via Jakhpur-Jaroli-Adra
3. 12875 Puri-Anand Vihar Terminal Neelachal Express via Jakhpura-Jaroli-Tata
4. 12245 Howrah-Yeshvantpur Duronto Express via Kharagpur-Tata-Jaroli-Jakhpura
5. 12504 Agartala-Bangalore Cant Express via Kharagapur-Tata-Jaroli-Jakhpura

Re-scheduling of Trains:
1. 12819 Bhubaneswar-Anand Vihar Terminal Express re-scheduled at 1800 hrs.
2. 12822 Puri-Howrah Dhauli Express re-scheduled at 1800 hrs
3. 03102 Puri-Sealdah Special re-scheduled at 1945 hrs

Short-termination of Trains:
1. 12821 Howrah-Puri Dhauli Express short-terminated at Basta station and returned as an special train towards Howrah.
2. 68409 Khargapur-Bhadrak MEMU short-terminated at Haldipada and returned as a passenger special towards Kharagpur.

Cancellation of train:
68050 Bhadrak-Kharagpur MEMU on 29.12.2019

Controlled Trains
12842 Chennai-Howrah Coromandal Express, 12704 Secunderabad-Howrah Falaknuma Express, 18646 Hyderabad-Howrah East Coast Express, 12278 Puri-Howrah Shatabdi Express along with some long distance trains were controlled enroute.

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