New Delhi: A breakdown in signal and
telecommunication system between Ghaziabad and Tundla stations
held up rail traffic on busy Delhi-Howrah railway line for
about two hours this evening, leaving Rajdhanis and a few
other trains stranded midway.
The fault was rectifed in about 30 minutes but the
backlog of trains continued to pile up, with Howrah-bound
Rajdhani Express being the first to be hit by the breakdown.
"We solved the problem in about 30 minutes but by then
several trains had got struck in the section as it was the
evening rush hour," said a railway spokesperson.
He said trains were manually operated to streamline the
traffic on the route.
Several suburban as well as other express trains were
also held up, he said.