Northern railway on Tuesday night conducted a mock drill of train derailment scenario to check response time.
The new of Patna-Bhabua Intercity Express derailment at Jakhim Railway Station in Aurangabad, Bihar was issued at around 10:30PM to check response time.
The number of accidents has recently spiked in Indian Railways, creating a cause of concern.
Patna-Bhabua Intercity Express derailed at Jakhim Railway Station in Aurangabad, Bihar. More details awaited.— ANI (@ANI_news) January 3, 2017
UPDATE: No derailment (Bihar) has taken place, it was a mock drill says Anil Saxena of the Indian Railways.— ANI (@ANI_news) January 3, 2017
The mishap took place around 6 AM on December 28 near Rura railway station, Northern Central Railways PRO Amit Malviya said.
Asked about the reason of the derailment, Anil Saxena, Indian Railways spokesperson said, "there was dense fog in the morning". Due to the mishap, the Kanpur-Howrah route has been temporarily closed.