Explosion hits train tracks in Udaipur, investigation ongoing


By PTI IST (Released)

Rajasthan: The blast occurred near Kewda ki Naal under Jawar Mines Police Station in Udaipur.

An explosion occurred on the Udaipur railway tracks on Sunday, hours before the Asarwa-Udaipur express train passed, police said.

Due to the disruption, the train was stopped at Dungarpur, a railway spokesman said.

Udaipur Police Superintendent Vikas Sharma said all angles, including sabotage, were being explored and lane restoration work had begun.

The blast happened near Kewda ki Naal under Jawar Mines police station in Udaipur.

“Residents informed us of the explosion in the morning. We found explosives on the runway and efforts are being made to identify the accused,” SHO Jawar Mines Police Station Anil Kumar Vishnoi said.

Police and railway officers are on the scene and are investigating, he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the first run of the Asarwa-Udaipur express train on this route from Asarwa station in Ahmedabad on October 31.


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