A goods train derailed on a private narrow gauge rail line in Odisha's Bargarh district on Monday, days after a horrific three-train accident in Balasore led to 275 deaths.
Officials said five bogies of the train carrying limestone derailed when it was en route to Bargarh from Dunguri. No injury or casualty was reported in the incident, they said.
According to the officials, the incident happened inside a private siding. A private siding is owned by a company and its maintenance and operations are not done by the Railways.
As per a statement from the Rail Ministry, some wagons of a goods train operated by a private cement factory derailed inside the factory premises near Mendhapali of Bargarh district, and “there is no role of Railways in this matter”.
“There is a private narrow gauge rail line between Dungri Limestone Mines and Cement Plant of ACC Bargarh. The line, wagons, and loco all are private. It is in no way connected with the Indian Railway system,” the officials said, adding the incident occurred on this line early morning.