Sambalpur: A freight train derailed near Sarla under East Coast Railway Division late on Wednesday evening in Odisha’s Sambalpur district. According to reports, a cement freight train derailed yesterday around 12:00 noon due to an unknown reason. After the derailment, a railway team immediately arrives at the site and begins repair work.
After the derailment of the freight train, the movement of trains along the route is difficult. East Coast Railway rerouted a total of three trains due to the derailment.
Although the track was repaired, the Jharsuguda-Sambalpur and Rourkela-Bhubaneswar passenger trains scheduled to run in the morning were canceled and the route of 3 trains was also rerouted.
These trains are Rourkela-Gunpur Express, Gunpur-Rourkela, Dhanbad-Bhubaneswar Special Train and Puri-Indore Express. These trains have been diverted from Jharsuguda directly to Talcher line via Sambalpur main station, Sambalpur railway department informed.