No injuries have been reported in the mishap.
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The train was coming from Visakhapatnam.
The accident took place at around 10.10am between Virndaban road and Ajhai station of Mathura, which blocked all the three tracks. After the accident, railway authorities along with heavy machinery, crane and gas cutter reached the spot to restore the track and remove the derailed wagons.
Speaking to TOI, divisional commercial manager S K Srivastav of Agra division said, “The train had consignment for Ballabgarh and Ghaziabad, but it got derailed. Following which three express trains which were scheduled to pass via Mathura section have been diverted to alternate route”
“The exact cause of the derailment is yet to be ascertained. A probe has been ordered into the matter,” he added. Railway track passing via Mathura is one of the fastest in the country and caters semi-high speed Gatimaan, Shatabadi and several Rajdhani expresses.
Trains diverted by railway authorities included Sachkhand express which was right behind the derailed goods train and was heading towards Delhi.
The train has now been diverted Tundla, Mitawali to Aligarh and further to the national capital while Mangala Lakshadweep express which had reached Kosi Kalan station has been sent back and then diverted to Aligarh from where it will head Tundla turn toward Agra and further for Jhansi.
The third train Kota Kanshatabdi express has been diverted to Alwar.