The front wheels of the loco engine derailed within minutes of train leaving the Dudhsagar station. The incident occured around 8:56 AM.
All passengers and crew on board the train are safe, according to South Western Railway.
The derailment led to delay in operation of Train No. 12780, which was held up at Castle Rock, and Ernakulam-Pune Express, which was held up at Sanvordem. The pantry staff are provided refreshments and beverages to passengers on board the two trains.
An Accident Relief Train (ART) and Medical Equipment Van left Castle Rock at 9.45 a.m. and reached the spot at 10.35 a.m.
A team led by Divisional Railway Manager Arvind Malkhede went to the spot on a Self-Propelled Accident Relief Train that left Hubballi at 9.50 a.m.
The rake of Amaravati Express is unaffected and is being backed up towards Dudhsagar by the ART. Staff have provided drinking water and refreshments to passengers. Senior officers are monitoring the situation.