Railway services disrupted on Sambalpur-Titilagarh route

Train services were disrupted for more than four hours on Sambalpur-Titilagarh route on Friday following the derailment of a track maintenance machine (TRM) near Deogaon located in between Balangir and Titilagarh railway stations.

Sources said clearance of the route was taken up on a war footing and services resumed at 3.30 pm. Several trains, including Sambalpur-Nanded Nagabali Express, Howrah-Koraput Samaleswari Express, Bhubneswar-Balangir Intercity, were detained at various stations, causing inconvenience to passengers. Several goods trains were also detained at various railway stations due to the accident.

ADRM (Sambalpur) Jotindra Digi, who rushed to the spot after the accident, said, “Rail traffic was disrupted for sometime due to the accident but it was immediately resumed after the clearance of the route. However it took some time to clear all the trains detained at various stations.”

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