Ban on night trains in Maoist areas continues

Restrictions on movement of passenger trains at night in Maoist-affected areas of West Bengal, Orissa and Jharkhand will continue till July 14, a railway statement said here on Thursday.

Updated: Jul 07, 2011, 20:36 PM IST

Kolkata: Restrictions on movement of passenger trains at night in Maoist-affected areas of West Bengal, Orissa and Jharkhand will continue till July 14, a railway statement said here on Thursday.
"In view of security reasons, running of passenger trains on Kharagpur-Adra, Chakradharpur-Rourkela and Kharagpur-Tata sections will continue to be suspended from 10 pm to 5 am," the South Eastern Railway said.
Accordingly, some trains have been diverted and re-scheduled, it said.

The railway had been restricting the movement of trains after the Gyaneshwari Express sabotage in West Bengal`s West Midnapore district May 2010 in which 148 people were killed.

IANS