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Railway traffic in the hilly section of the Central Railway has been affected as one trolley of the second coach of the Gorakhpur Antyodaya Express derailed in Maharashtra early on Thursday, an official said.

A power car needs 40 litres of diesel per hour per non-AC coach while an AC coach needs 65-70 litres of diesel per hour. Around three units of electricity is provided by one litre of diesel, so a non-AC coach uses around 120 units of electricity per hour.

Soon after the Congress leader raised the issue during the Zero Hour, the Railways rejected her charge and said the factory will remain under government control.

"This is the first time in history of railways that we will provide massaging service for passenger comfort on running trains. It will not only increase revenue but also add passengers.

"On a daily average basis about 2,500 mail/express trains are being escorted by Railway Protection Force/Railway Protection Special Force and about 2,200 trains by Government Railway Police Staff," the railway ministry said.

The train was going to New Delhi when the incident occurred near Rooma railway station -- about 20 km from here -- in Kanpur Nagar district around 12.50 am.

Amritsar: The Punjab and Railway Police, on Saturday, detained the DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) driver who crushed more than 60 people to death while they were watching the burning of a Ravana effigy from a railway track. Punjab Police officials said that the driver had been detained at the Ludhiana railway station and was being questioned regarding …