A total of 165 people had boarded the four coaches of Mumbai-bound Janata Express from Bihar that suffered the extensive damage during Tuesday night’s derailment at Harda in Madhya Pradesh.
According to Santosh Prasad, the ticket examiner at Rajinder Nagar railway station of Patna, 33 people had boarded the four coaches at Rajinder Nagar and 128 at Patna railway station. However, there is no word on any casualty from Bihar, said Prasad.
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By Wednesday evening, some of the passengers’ relatives left for Harda on Sanghmitra Express.
Patna and Danapur helplines received about 50 calls in the day. “Since most passengers now carry mobile phones and there is so much information available online, we are answering most calls on train cancellation,” said a call operator.