Goa-bound Rajdhani Express from Hazrat Nizamuddin off tracked inside a tunnel in Ratnagiri region of Maharashtra early on Saturday, but there were no details of wounds to any passenger, an official said.
The train – 02414 – was moving to Madgaon in Goa when it derailed inside Karbude tunnel, roughly 325 kms from Mumbai, around 4.15 am, a representative of the Konkan Railway, which runs the route, said.
A boulder had fallen on the tracks, which caused the derailment, he said.
“The front wheel of the locomotive of Rajdhani superfast train off track in Karbude tunnel situated between Ukshi and Bhoke stations in Ratnagiri areas of the Konkan Railway,” the official said.
A rail maintenance vehicle (RMV) has visited the site and an accident relief medical van (ARMV) having re-railing equipment has departed for the site from Ratnagiri for the repairing work.
“Konkan Railway officers have also hurried to the location to clear the line,” he said.
The Konkan Railway functions on a 756 km-long route between Roha near Mumbai and Thokur near Mangalore. This route, which is expanded into three states – Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka – is one of the exciting terrains with many rivers, gorges and mountains.