<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A number of mail and express trains of Eastern Railway were diverted through different routes on Wednesday owing to derailment of 15 coaches of Ajmer-Sealdah Express near Rura station in Kanpur-Tundla section. With both Up and Down lines having been blocked owing to the derailment, several trains to and from Howrah and Sealdah were diverted, Eastern Railway sources said in Kolkata.Both 12313 Up Sealdah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express and 12301 Up Howrah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express were diverted via Kanpur Central-Jhansi-Agra Cantonment-Palwal route, the sources said. The 12308 Dn Jodhpur-Howrah Express has been diverted via Achhnera-Mathura-Kasganj-Kanpur Anwarganj-Kanpur Central, while 12260 Dn New Delhi-Sealdah Duronto Express was diverted via Khurja-Moradabad-Mughalsarai route.The 12382 Dn Poorva Express, which left New Delhi on Tuesday, would run via Palwal, while 12312 Dn Kalka Mail of Tuesday would travel towards Howrah via Moradabad. ER has opened helpline numbers at important stations of the zonal railway to provide information to the relatives of the passengers travelling by the ill-fated Sealdah-Ajmer Express that met with the accident this morning.The helpline numbers are — Howrah: 10724, Sealdah: 033-23503535, 033-23503537, Asansol: 0341-2306131, 0341-2304614, Barddhaman: 0342-2662535, 0342-2550705, 0342-2662534, Raniganj: 0341-2444022, 0341- 2442630, Durgapur: 0343-2557251, 0343-2557253.
A Government Railway Police jawan was shot dead and another injured by assailants who snatched their INSAS rifles in a running passenger train between Varanasi and Buxar on Friday night.Four attackers fired at the two securitymen in a DMU passenger train at about 11 PM last night, Railways SP Jitendra Mishra said today.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>While GRP jawan Abhishek Singh, a resident of Narahi village of Uttar Pradesh, died on the spot, his colleague Nand Lal Yadav was grievously injured, the SP said.The injured jawan informed the GRP Buxar about the incident.The attackers, who took away two INSAS rifles of the jawans, got down from the train and fled before it reached Buxar.The injured jawan, after preliminary treatment at Buxar, has been shifted to Varanasi, the SP said.Meanwhile, Mughalsarai GRP Inspector Tripurari Pandey said the two constables were on escort duty. The incident occurred soon after the train left the Chausa railway station for Buxar.The criminals also looted cartridges and jumped out of the train when it slowed down, Pandey said.