Rail traffic resumes in Kishanganj
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Last Updated: Friday, September 30, 2011, 18:13
  
Kishanganj: Rail traffic through Kishanganj district resumed Friday, two days after 19 oil tankers of a goods train derailed and caught fire blocking both up and down lines.

Northeast Frontier Railway Chief Public Relations Officer S Hajong told PTI that rail traffic on the upline began at 1 am, and on the downline at 8.30 am during the day after the burnt oil tankers were removed by cranes and the tracks were repaired on a war-footing.

Several trains from Guwahati, including Rajdhani Express were reported running several hours behind their schedule because of the incident, Railways sources said.

One person was killed and 19 oil tankers of a goods train had derailed and caught fire between Aluabari and Mangurjaan stations on New Jalpaiguri-Katihar section of the Northeast Frontier Railway on Wednesday, Hajong said.

The Railways had announced compensation of Rs two lakh to the family of the person killed in the mishap, he said.

Petroleum products worth Rs 12 crore were destroyed in the fire, the sources added.

PTI


First Published: Friday, September 30, 2011, 18:13


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