Derailment of Puri-Haridwar Utkal-Kalinga Express at  Khatauli, Muzaffarnagar

DAINIK NATION BUREAU

Dehradun-Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat  has expressed deep sorrow over the loss of lives and injuries in the  accident of 18477 Kalinga Utkal Express bound for Haridwar which  occurred  at Khatauil near Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh following derailment of ten coaches on Ghaziabad-Saharanpur Section of Delhi Division of Northern Railway on Saturday evening. This aside,  he sent a medical team to the spot. The train was coming to Haridwar from Puri.

The team comprised Haridwar rural SP, SDM, CO and the Tehsildar. Two ambulances have been sent too. CM has instructed Haridwar DM to provide all kind of medical help to the injured passengers while keeping in constant contact  with the Muzaffarnagar district administration.

 

It is learnt that  the  minister Railways Suresh P Prabhu is personally monitoring the situation and giving  directions for prompt relief and rescue operations. Manoj Sinha, the minister of state for Railways, Mohd. Jamshed, the  member Traffic Railway Board and director general (Health) Railway Board aside from an NDRF team were on their way  to the derailment site while the report was being filed.

 

 

Helpline numbers as released by the railway department-

 

Delhi Jn. Rly Stn 1072, 01123962389, 23967332

H.Nizamuddin Rly Stn 01124359748, 24239748

New Delhi Rly Stn 01123342954, 23341074

Ghaziabad Rly Stn 9412715210

Muzaffarnagar Rly Stn 0131-2433099

Haridwar 9760534054, 01334227477 to 80

Moradabad  05911072, 05912420324

Roorkee (CUG) 9760534056

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