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Rajdhani Express coaches detach on Odisha river bridge

A mishap was averted even as two bogies of the Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express detached on the Kathjodi river bridge in Odisha's Cuttack on Tuesday.

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Cuttack Published on: April 02, 2019 17:22 IST
The Rajdhani Express was scheduled to leave Cuttack at

The Rajdhani Express was scheduled to leave Cuttack at 10.02 am. It, however, left the station at 2.40 pm after attachment of two new coaches brought from Bhubaneswar and following a complete safety check. (Image for representation: PTI)

A mishap was averted even as two bogies of the Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express detached on the Kathjodi river bridge in Odisha's Cuttack on Tuesday.

The East Coast Railway (ECoR) said no one was hurt in the incident.

The train that departed from Bhubaneswar railway station around 9.30 am suddenly came to halt on the bridge, triggering panic among the passengers.

The ECoR, in a statement, said the two coaches B3 and B4 were later replaced as railways did not want to take any chances regarding the safety of passengers.

The Rajdhani Express was scheduled to leave Cuttack at 10.02 am. It, however, left the station at 2.40 pm after attachment of two new coaches brought from Bhubaneswar and following a complete safety check, as well as full examination of the train for the second time, the ECoR said.

(With IANS inputs)

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