A blast took place on the railway tracks in Rajasthan's Udaipur on Sunday, hours before the Asarwa-Udaipur Express was supposed to go through. The explosion occurred near Kewda ki Naal under Jawar Mines Police Station, Udaipur.
The chief public relations officer (PRO) of North Western Railways said, "Information came in at around 8 am that a detonator was used to damage the rail tracks. Officials from police, railway are present at the spot."
Jawar Mines Police Station's station house officer (SHO) Anil Kumar Vishnoi told PTI that locals alerted the police about the blast on Sunday morning, adding “We have found some explosives on the track and efforts are being made to identify the accused.”
SHO Anil Vishnoi further said that officials from the police and railway are present at the explosion site and are carrying out a probe.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Udaipur, Vikas Sharma, in the meantime, said all angles including sabotage are being investigated and work to restore the railway tracks has begun.
रेलवे को पुल के पुनर्संचालन में पूर्ण सहयोग किया जाएगा। इस मार्ग के रेल यात्रियों को गंतव्य तक पहुंचाया जा रहा है।— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) November 13, 2022
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot expressed concerns over the blast. Gehlot tweeted that senior police and administration officials are present at the site, adding the director general of police had been instructed for a thorough investigation.
The chief minister further added that passengers on this railway route are being transported to their destination.